I have too many pots, well actually that’s not quite true as I’m currently trawling ebay for more – I need some nice ones for my recent dwarf citrus investments. No my problem is that I have too many boring black plastic pots which although functional are just not that interesting to look at.
See, so bored am I by the black pots I can only bear to photograph the rim…..It’s time I got a bit more creative about what I use to plant in. I do currently use some things other than black pots but polystyrene fruit boxes really aren’t that attractive either.
Better are the few terracotta & ceramic pots I own.
I am especially proud of the tip shop sourced mug that my daughters grass head is growing in.
Then there’s the old watering can with strawberries painted on it that I planted with….yes you guessed it, a strawberry.
My next door neighbour gave me a lemon balm in a reclaimed LP which is fabulous, although I am disappointed that the label showing it was an old Kamahl album has rubbed off the bottom.
I have had one piece of inspiration and that is to use my old olive oil tins as pots. I have to admit to being inordinately proud of them, despite actually having done nothing at all in their manufacture other than use a lot of oil and get my partner to drill holes in their base….
And perhaps one last shot……
I’m now desperately searching all manner of op shops for those old Twinnings tins because I think they would look good planted up. Of course this is all very well but none of these receptacles is big enough to grow anything other than herbs really, except of course for my good old black plastic pots that is….