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  1. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Super Moderator Staff Member

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    thank you Bobbi :)
     
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    Yes, isn't if just! That was a great find, PoisonIvy.

    Have you ever been tempted to buy old chimney pots for the garden?

    Our period items in the garden are the hallow white and brown sink, and a couple of cast iron gratings from a commercial greenhouse. I set the latter in the deck by the kitchen o allow plenty of fresh air ventilation under the deck.

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    yes i have four old chimney pots and smaller nice old pot,i also have a big old cast iron pig trough,i love the little sinks and setting the gratings in your decking is a fantastic way of using them,can we see a photo of the gratings?
     
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    Loving the photos Ivy. A woman after my own heart. We have old baths, butler sinks, windows, chimney pots etc... Nothing quite like recycling. Far more cheaper too!

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    yes and so individual,i also have the base of an old chimney pot that i have conifer growing in,i knocked it over and smashed it but the base makes a wonderful square pot,i forgot i also have a 1940's/50's trough that i have Ivy's growing in too,i have some modern pots but i don't like them half so much as my old ones,i also have a really old mill stone that's just propped up against the wall and two old cart wheels,I'm always on the lookout for more old things for the garden.....by the way Hayles,what do you do with the windows?
     
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    Ivy...what great pics of that Victorian urn you have there--it's really beautiful! Your plant shows nicely in it! Your garden pics also are just beautiful! I wonder how fast those palms grow though? We planted a small pine tree close to our back fence and had to pull it out after a few years later because it grew so large.
     
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    Are these the plants called Hostas? A homeowner a few blocks from me has his whole side yard planted with them. image-3998170391.jpg

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    That looks like a form of Ficus for ground covering. It grows and spreads out.
     
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    It looks like it's made of cast iron, must weigh plenty.
     
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    I'd rather say it looks like terra cotta/some sort of fired clay.
     
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    What are Hostas?
     
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    Boy, did it ever spread out! The homeowner planted a couple of dozen plants and in about two years they spread to cover the whole side yard. The advantage is that he doesn't have to mow it.:)
     
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    the rate of growth seems to vary but it's quite slow growing.
     
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    it does look like Hosta but I've never seen it grow like that so maybe it is what Carol suggested.
     
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    it's made of Terracotta but it is very heavy,it isn't like the modern Terracotta.
     
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