More Container Advice Please

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mrs bouquet

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More Container Advice Please
« on: November 01, 2020, 11:44 »
After the debacle with one large container, I need advice about a second one.   It is by "Feather"  45cmH x 55 Wide.  I have now decided not to plant it up with a shrub, because it will be too heavy.   So what can I do with it - could I fill it almost to the top with styrene or similar then layer over that with cardboard then somehow plant above that in say 6 inches of soil.    Perhaps some sort of container maybe 6".     I am not doing anything anymore without asking your ideas first.   :lol:   (Bought in haste - repent at leisure !! )    Mrs Bouquet
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Re: More Container Advice Please
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 11:56 »
You can use broken up polystyrene to fill the base and then easily put bedding plants into the shallow depth of soil you are thinking about - primroses and violas/pansies for the winter and then switch over to a summer mix.

I think it is a very good idea not to fill it with soil and a shrub after your last calamity.  We do prefer you to be in one piece :)

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Re: More Container Advice Please
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 13:29 »
I'm sorry to hear about your struggles but depending on the surface on which it stands,  could you fit castors? ???

Cheersa,  Tony.
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Re: More Container Advice Please
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 14:41 »
I do have a set of those castors for moving plant pots, but my garden is all up and down steps, so their use is very limited.   Thanks for the idea.     Mrs B



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