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Category: Front garden make-over | Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:55 am

I decided on Saturday that I really didn't like the planters having bark chippings in them to cover the soil as I thought they looked rather dull.
While we were out and about yesterday we visited a garden centre (how unusual id that for me eh? LOL) and bought a bag of plum slate chippings They are exactly the same as the ones we have in the front garden already only much smaller.
Today, between showers of rain, I removed all the bark and put it into the back garden. Now my planters seem much more cheerful and certainly look more attractive.

Here's what they look like now:

I'm a happy bunny now!!

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Frank wrote on Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:08 pm:

>>> I'm a happy bunny now!! <<<

So you should be Eils, looks great.


dooley wrote on Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:01 pm:

Oh, your garden looks so neat. I do like the color in the planters. Will the plants winter over? Oh, you probably get too much snow. You and Glenda work really hard on your gardens. They look so nice. dooley


eileen wrote on Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:49 pm:

They should overwinter fine Dooley as the plants in them are all hardy alpines. At least that's what I'm hoping.


skud wrote on Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:40 pm:

hi eileen what so of plantsdid you put into them they look so neat
and what isthe deepth of them Dorothy


eileen wrote on Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:00 pm:

Dorothy they are all hardy alpine plants and some also some lemon thyme (I love the smell of it). The depth of the planters is 6" - an ideal depth for the types of plants I've put in as most alpines tend to be shallow rooted.


Droopy wrote on Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:09 am:

Looks lovely, eileen. Good idea to change from bark to slate.


Alka Srivastava wrote on Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:27 pm:

WOW!! you are really inspiring!
I am getting an idea from your planters but will have to wait till next spring:-)

diene wrote on Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:52 am:

I love seeing gardens from other parts of the world. What are alpines? Are they winter hardy plants?


eileen wrote on Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:17 am:

Alpines (they get their names from the Alps where they grow wild) are small ground cover plants that can withstand very low temperatures Diene. They rarely reach more than six inches tall.


honeybunny88 wrote on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:42 pm:

That looks so awesome and what nice planters:)

Edlou8181 wrote on Wed May 04, 2011 3:47 pm:

I really like those planters,they are so much different than what I've ever seen.

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