plants in pots

Post Reply
James1991
Posts: 37
Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:40 pm
Location: suffolk

plants in pots

Post by James1991 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:22 pm

Im not a fan of plants in pots but i notice a lot of people keep plants potted. what is the advantage of this?


derrick
Posts: 1905
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:15 am
Location: Southanpton

Re: plants in pots

Post by derrick » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:38 pm

Some trees will stay smaller in a pot .Easy to move your garden around without digging up and if you have half hardy plants you can move them under cover. Poor soil or a concrete garden it maybe the only option for you.


Steph
Posts: 993
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:25 pm
Location: East London, bordering Essex.

Re: plants in pots

Post by Steph » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:40 pm

* Plants which need acid soil can be grown on our London clay.
* I can grow stuff which needs super drainage by backfilling the pot with gravel.
* I can move pots around.
* I can bring the pots in to over winter.


I do try to put as much as possible in the ground and I really do have far too much potted but each one has its reason.


User avatar
Mr List
Posts: 5075
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:00 pm
Location: Leeds,West Yorkshire

Re: plants in pots

Post by Mr List » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:04 am

I have used lots of big homemade wooden planters in the bottom half of my garden that wasn't suitable for planting into the ground to create lots of height like a sunken garden but in reverse.
also pots on things etc for same effect/reason.

where there is no ground for planting pots make room for extra plants

hostas grow better in pots because of the pests

just like everything in gardening it is a way of making the best of a given situation


Post Reply