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We saw the following planting and novel ideas for old tree trunks in the grounds of a hotel last week.

The first one seems a good way to use a large broken pot …

If you have a big enough space perhaps these fallen logs planted with Cyclamen would suit …

Looking for a tropical theme? Try one or both of these ideas …

The hotel gardener assured us these Pelargoniums have been flowering for months!

Hopefully the snowfall last week, only overnight thank goodness, has not damaged them.

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Some great ideas there they look great I like the log planted up. As the Pelargoniums are sheltered by the tree I would of thought they would be OK.

4 Feb, 2019

 

I use broken planters too, they can be useful for shallow rooted plants and/or succulents.
some lovely ideas here aren't there?

4 Feb, 2019

 

Thanks 3d and Sbg, I think my favourites were the thatched tree stumps!

4 Feb, 2019

 

Shirley Tulip: The thatched items would fit in beautifully with the thatched cottages around here.

Some original ideas here.

4 Feb, 2019

 

Very interesting Shirley.

4 Feb, 2019

 

I agree with you Eirlys, they certainly would!

Thanks Dawn ... :o)

5 Feb, 2019

 

They certainly have a gardener with imagination! (and time...the broken pot idea at least will need lots of attention - its great isn't it? Was the hotel in your part of the world Shirley? Looks as though its somewhere fairly mild.

5 Feb, 2019

 

Stera, just South of Portsmouth ... a place called Hayling Island. It snowed a little overnight on Thursday but was thawing by mid-morning.

5 Feb, 2019

 

Interesting , and how nice to see people use their imagination :)

6 Feb, 2019

 

I really like the broken pots arrangement.

6 Feb, 2019

 

Some really good ideas there, Shirley! That man should be given the medal for Garden Excellence & Fantastic Imagination! 👍😀

6 Feb, 2019

 

Hywel, it put a smile on my face to see those in the gardens!

Thanks Waddy, my imagination wouldn't go that far and the broken pots would get smashed into crock ...

Balcony, so true!!

7 Feb, 2019

 

Great ideas there Shirley. I especially like the log planters.

8 Feb, 2019

 

I like the thatched ones Shirley and especially the one below with the green roof, lol, I have two pots that have succumbed this winter so been looking out for ideas....

8 Feb, 2019

 

Rose, they're just a little bit different aren't they?

Hello Sue, hope you're keeping well. I wish I had asked the gardener how those tree toppers were made as I really like the thatched ones. The green ones are fake grass which I see a carpet shop near us is selling!

8 Feb, 2019

 

I'm okay thanks Shirley, did have a couple of bad months, we all succumbed to that terrible virus and thought it would never go, thankfully all okay again now, hope all is well with you.. I never would have realised that was fake grass from the photo, how crafty is that, yes the thatched ones are lovely, you'll have to keep your eyes peeled, see if anyone is having a roof thatched, then ask nicely, failing that flutter your eyelashes, lol....

8 Feb, 2019

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