Showing off your plants
When looking for containers in which to show off your plants, remember that all plants, with the exception of, enjoy a certain degree of . In the house you can provide by putting several plants together in a so that they will give each other moisture, creating what is known as a micro-climate. This can be done in conventional plastic or glass fibre troughs and containers. These modern containers fit well in some decors – but often there is scope for using something more unusual.
The first requirement is that the containers are water-proof or can be made so. Secondly, the plants must be arranged so that theis not completely hidden, or alternatively just hidden enough to make the casual visitor look a little closer to see what is holding the plants.
- military kettle drum (with military crest)
- Victorian hip bath
- wooden or wicker cradle or small cot
- coal or log buckets
- children’s or miniature wheelbarrows
- old Victorian or Edwardian cooking or pans
- old foot bath
- lavatory pan
- lavatory cistern