mercredi 3 mars 2010

zinc zinc zinc!

These shiny zinc pots are fantastic value and super useful to create a point of interest in your garden or on the balcony. Group them together using pots of different sizes and plant up with colourful summer flowers or pansies and foilage in winter or simply all green - ferns for example for a dark, uninteresting corner. Drill a few holes in the bottom for drainage (it makes a real racket but it's over quite quickly!), put sand or pieces of terracotta in the bottom for drainage, cover with potting soil and plant away. Use the matching (and equally cheap) saucers to ensure the soil doesn't seep away and make sure you empty the saucers in the winter so the plant doesn't sit in water all winter.

On steps - one pot on each step planted identically cheers up an uninspiring staircase.

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