What did I say about containers?*

There is a garden near us which is currently open to the public for the National Garden Scheme, so it would have been a shame to have missed a visit. The owners have an amazing amount of space – one of their ponds

is probably as big as my back garden. However, there is always inspiration to be had from looking at what other people are doing, is there not?

In the immediate, I have resurrected a blue pot for a festuca glauca I acquired at an RHS garden show a few years ago. It’s done really well, lasting longer than the estimated three years I thought it would have. And that includes a move from the back to the front of the house.

Now, ensconced in the blue pot, I feel a sense of achievement. At the moment, it seems to be out of place – after all, I have still got a lot of work to get the front garden where I want to be. Hopefully, the grass will survive its second move, though, and when I finally get hold of the blue hosta I’m aiming for, it will look less forlorn.

* I have mentioned elsewhere on my blog that I have my reservations about container gardening. However, I doubt the grass will be too much work here as opposed to in the ground. It does have very shallow roots.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to What did I say about containers?*

  1. We are very well supplied with local NGS open gardens. You are right, they can be inspirational

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