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Interchangeable seasonal planters

Discussion in 'Container Gardening' started by Jack Sparrow, May 10, 2018.

  1. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Total Gardener

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    Earlier this year I bought begonias and Ixias to plant out at the front of my summer house. The begonias have been growing nicely in there pots and look to me ready for planting. If my understanding is right, once their flowering season is over they will need taking back indoors.

    Would it be feasible to create planters with different seasonal interest and interchange them as and when required? I would first dig a whole in the ground to sit them in to give the illusion of being planted out properly.

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    I like the idea of interchangeable displays.

    We've these troughs either side of our tea-house steps, they hold three 10" pots in each.

    We used to have lilies in the early summer.

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    Then take the pots out and replace them with dahlias later in the year..

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    But it became a bit of a chore, now we just have hebes in them, though should we decide to have a change, it's easy enough to do.

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      This is where I'm working.

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      Today I planted begonias and Ixias. Another day I will do the same the other side. I was thinking of spring bulbs in over winter and spring and summer bulbs (or whatever) during the summer. This interchanging wouldn't be possible unless I get a greenhouse. I might be persuaded to invest in a pair of wooden planters at some point in the future.

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