Immediately I read the word ‘container‘ I think of plants – in pots. As someone who only has a container ‘garden‘ I am always on the lookout for ways in which to grow such plants and the type of containers used. A glasshouse, is of course, a container too since its job is to contain plants that otherwise would not survive outdoors.

 Old Terracotta Pots are my favourite


and in some gardens you find ornate urns which would suit the style of my home, but sadly they are too big


Plastic pots and seed trays are invaluable to the gardener


and sometimes people use the most unusual containers


or what about this lion-guarded bowl of thyme in the Herb Garden at Sissinghurst Castle Garden?

DSCF2425-cutoutDo you have any preference?

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

38 thoughts on “Containers”

  1. A beautiful collections of planters Jude! The lion guarded herb garden is my pick, although I am a huge fan of terracotta urns too 🙂

  2. Great take on containers…I love terracotta pots. My immediate thought was to photo the containers in my garden. You have found a fabulous selection.

    1. Ha, I’d already done that on my other blog (flowers) so I needed a new take. I did think of other containers, but kept coming back to pots. Glad you like them Ronnie 🙂

    1. Cute eh? And to fill it with tall gladioli is different. I have seen barrows with geraniums etc. but this one is quite quirky 🙂

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