I first saw this pot ( one of a pair ) in 2000 in Clonmel Garden Centre but had no place for them however the new design in front of the garden room in early 2013 was the perfect match !
Even broken pots are kept !
The worst buy in a pot as the material is plastic fake antique lead but when broken has a charm of it’s own
My favourite group of pots in the garden which I had originally placed individually throughout the garden but when placed together have terrific impact
The old tin bath came from a Kilkenny car boot sale .. God knows how many irish kids were washed in it !
OK it’s plastic but I need to move the banana tree indoors for the winter
This tin bath I ought in Wexford where it was hanging up in a sadlery shop
We almost lost this in the big freeze of 2010 but wired it back together again !
There is a black pot here somewhere !
This small pot of alpines came from Avannos in Cappadocia, Central Turkey
I love this little pot both for it’s design and it’s sunny position at the entrance to the Lower Garden where it gives pleasure in all seasons
One of a group of three that I originally placed together but decided they looked better individually
Snezana fell in love with this pot and we found a place for it in 2015 … still not convinced myself though !
My favourite green colour and I love this group near the seating area in the Lower Field
A conversation piece of a pot ( one of two we have in the garden )
Got this pot in an end of season sale where it had an unloved look but I liked it’s run down appearance
One of three statement greek amphora type pots bought in July 2015 , no planting as this would take away from the look
A favourite pot placed in woodland across the stream in John Lawliss’s land with his permission but gives me a lift everytime I see it !
One of a pair of mustard coloured pots
Another greek amphora style pots tucked into a corner of the woodland area
My first primary colour pot and we have used this colour throughout the garden
One of a pair , this one hit by an excavator but still above ground in the wood !
The second of a pair of one off pots .. I love the teardrop effect of the ivy !
We have five of these egg shaped blue pots and they are great for shade positions in the wood
The other half of the broken red pot
By the swamp pool in the lower wood area
Another egg shape pot in deep shade where acuba japonica thrives
This pot adds to the tranquility of the water area in the lower wood
The blue brings colour to what is a north facing shade woodland area
This pot is sited so that it is backlit when you leave the wood into the sunlight
One of a pair of pots used to bookend the seat …. must change the hebes as they are looking sad !
Another egg shaped blue pot
Black does something for a shady place and as the pot faces south it is backlit most of the day
Quirky pair of pots , a bit bedraggled but eccentric in the woodland area on a bridge
I like the way the frost damage has improved this pot !
Milk Churn belonged to my neighbour, John Lawliss’s Mother
A lot of blue pots !
I use euphorbia palustris a lot in pots where regular watering is a problem
Toby like all the pots !
Favourite combination , blue pot , euphorbia palustris
Same pot different view
one of a pair , was used in milking machine parlours in the 1950’s
One of a pair guarding the bridge
It’s companion pot at the bridge
The pot was added as an afterthought this summer but it works and now ten years later in 2019 the rock and the pot are in different locations , such is the evolution of a garden !
A group of three
Filled with lamium chablis , a great pot filler
This is tucked away in shrubbery and surprises you
A pretty ordinary pot but looks unusual at ground level and I used black stones for contrast
Used as shampoo storage for the outdoor shower
One of Sanna’s first pots back in 2002 , a one off left on a shelf destined for her !
The green of the euphorbia palustris mixs well with the cotinus Garce
It’s main function is to cover up a power junction !
This small pot with it.s box ball neatly rounds off a sunny perrenial border
Another view , same pot
A lovely one off pot with an olive tree
A pot , one of a pair in the front garden patented on a 17th century design from a Kyoto garden
Another of Snezana’s eccentric finds
The pot is an old Kiltrea Pottery one and the mint was brought bakk from Morocco
Another blue pot … bought October 18th 2015
Another of Snezana’s pots March 2015
A Kiltrea pot
Because of the tender plant this pot spends the winder under a bamboo bush !
A little bonsai pot is home to sempervivum
Grasses need little looking after in pots … but in shade
From Potijelije in Bosnia .. a village ethnically cleansed during the war 1992
A shell from the Bosnian War 1992 – 1995
Filled with lamium chablis
This hosta elegans had broken it’s previous pot in December 2013
And in March 2021 broke this pot and is now on it’s third pot
These two pots add drama to the steps outside the kitchen window
Pots get moved around the garden , March 15th 2021
Robert from Clonmel Garden Centre delivers three new pots in Match 2021