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Old Saturday 11th October 2008, 22:18
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Here it is. I took the picture first thing this morning so you can still see the dew on the pot. I don't water it and it doesn't seem to need it. The sedum grows quite happily without any attention.

BTW, this is sedum lydium which has pale pink flowers and is also attractive to butterflies and bees.
Hi Honesty

I love your teapot effect and as you say the Sedum loves it so there is no problem.

How did you come to growing Sedum in this case - did you plant it or did it germinate itself in your Teapot?
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Old Sunday 12th October 2008, 22:38
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I may be a tad lazy about housework at times but I am not so bad as to have things growing in my teapots that weren't put there intentionally!

Your shell does look lovely unplanted but I think you will find that lots of rockery plants would grow in it quite happily if you filled it with soil mixed with grit or gravel (for drainage) and put it somewhere sunny.

You are lucky that it is a lovely feature whatever you decide to do with it.
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The picture of the sedum in the teapot is very cute indeed. I've got an old teapot that I just can't throw away so I am going to copy your very clever planting idea!!
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I am glad you like it. I would love to see a photograph of yours once it is potted up.

I suppose bulbs would also grow well in this sort of container. I could imagine it would look pretty with winter flowering cyclamen or anemonies.
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I will give it a go and when next in the garden centre I will look out for the sedum you mention. I thought I had finished all my plant buying for 2008 but there is always something else isn't there!!
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Old Wednesday 15th October 2008, 21:23
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I am going to try something different this weekend.

I have been given an ornamental citrus tree (it has little tangerine things on). It is an indoor plant and it needs repotting so I have been looking for a nice pot to put it in to go on the side by the window in the kitchen. The plant will get lots of light and warmth there so should be happy I hope. The trouble is all the plant pots I like are very expensive.

Anyway, I have also been given an old fashioned cooking pot (I think it was used for camping originally), it has two handles and is aluminium. It is taking up space in my cupboard but I don't think I am likely to use it as I have plenty of pots and pans already.

I am going to pot the citrus plant up in this cooking pot. I shall post a picture if I think the idea works.
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Old Thursday 16th October 2008, 09:42
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That sounds a lovely idea, Honesty. After all, people plant up old sinks, so why not a cooking pot. And do you know, someone actually has sedum growing in a tea pot ...

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What a creative lot you are! (that's why I love you!) In Portugal there were the most wonderful places which had loads of the most fabulous terracotta pots. Small to ENORMOUS! But of course they wouldn't have survived a frost even if you could have got one back on the plane! Even the ones I've bought over here are abit suspect. I have quite a few blue pots, some with japanesy type patterns on, and some from Morrisons (tough as old boots!) I also get the old plastic pots from Morrisons that they use to display the flower bouquets in. They are 89p for ?10 and just need to have holes put in the bottom. Perfect for growing chillis and peppers.
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Old Friday 17th October 2008, 15:34
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Its not easy trying to stuff a plant into a teapot, hope the poor thing survives.
I couldn't find sedum lydium but bought brevifolium instead and am hoping it will have the same effect as the plant in Honesty's teapot. I had to divide the plant in half to fit into the pot and am pleased to say it survived that shock, keeping fingers crossed it develops well.
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That looks lovely, Cicely! Maybe we should all plant up teapots!
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