An eyesore no longer!!!

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An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Mosquito » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:23 pm

I wanted something to cover up this huge,cut tree trunk in my garden.I hated the site of it!
After digging out the dead inside of it and getting a really decent hole I planted this Euphorbia into it,then filled the log with some potting mix and put the succulants into it.Then added my little baby cacti.
The updated pic I have added stones to the pots and also put a metal container at the bottom with succulents growing from it.Im rather pleased with it now.
I have never entered a comp like this before,so thought I would give it a try.
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby midgin » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:28 pm

Looks good, Mossie...isn't it great to change a 'not so pretty' spot into a feature? Well done.
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Sam » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:38 pm

I do like the little face!

Hmmm....you need to check out some of Patricia's garden railway photos - you'll really get in the mood for construction vehicles!!
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Pam » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:43 pm

That's a BIG stump - it's no wonder you wanted to hide it. I do like your pots, very much - did you buy them or make them?
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby bubba louie » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:05 pm

Loks good but what about drainage, will the hole just fill up with water?
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby abwal » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:25 pm

Certainly a great improvement. Well done.
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Mister Wisteria » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:39 pm

Looks good, well done. :D
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Mosquito » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:42 pm

Midgin-Yep,it sure is! (Y)
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Sam-I used to have a little cacti that had a long tuff of green hair.But sadly he carked it. :(
Will certainly check out those railway garden pics,Ta. :D
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Pam-yea,it is a big one.I actually got those little pots from a closing down nursery.Real bargains at $1.99ea usually $5.99!
I got the last 10 little ones.
I also got a few other sizes too at bargain prices.
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Bubba louie-the man of the house who dug into it said it was quite rotten & he doesnt think there would be a problem.
If there is,suppose we will deal with it. :)
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Thanks Abwal & Mr Wisteria. :D
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby The Estate » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:17 am

Great make over there (Y)
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Luzy » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:35 am

I love your pots - what a great buy =p~ And an excellent idea, with the stump and log. Maybe as the stump rots away more you'll have new pockets to plant up. :D
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Lin » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:05 pm

What a great idea! Well done :D Now I must go out and check out the old stumps around the front yard first thing in the morning.... I've been wondering where I could plant some of my succulent collection....
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Mosquito » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:53 am

Um,I have now updated my stump pic and have added more to it.If I am not allowed to put an updated pic,let me know and I will pull it. :)
I have put a small metal pot on the bottom and there are succulants etc coming from that.Plus Ive added some decorative stones to the pots and the stump now.Here is a closer look at the metal pot additions.
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Pam » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:51 pm

Hi Mosquito, I do like the second one ....... sort of, evolving, as gardens tend to do. You might be better off to edit the original post, remove the pic that is there and replace it with the new one. I'm not sure that the judges would necessarily spot your replacement partway through the thread.
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Mosquito » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:29 pm

Ok,advice taken Pam and shall do now.,Thanks. :D
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby tilly » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:51 pm

Looking better all the time Mosquito... :)
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Mosquito » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:53 pm

Thanks Tilly :D
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby The Estate » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:21 am

Love the idea of the half planted pot, I have seen that at a local nursery that sells pots, they use all the broken pots to do that :-?
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Petunia » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:07 pm

Hey Mozzie :-?

Do you get frosts out where you are? How are your succulents handling the cold.
I love what you have dones especially the effect of the ones spilling out of the container, think I have seen that with old enamel coffee pot & an old boot too!
Keep up the good work. I need to work on my collection but I find it hard to find the big "flat" type ceramic pots I am looking for. Maybe I should just paint up some old tyres??

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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby veg gardener » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:30 pm

Wow that does look very good.
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Re: An eyesore no longer!!!

Postby Mosquito » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:49 am

Hi Petunia,
We had our first frost the other day,poor bbath froze over.We dont tend to get too many frosts so far I have noticed.Not sure how the cacti's will go in the frost as this is the first time I have done this in the garden.I will keep an eye on them just in case.You can do your cacti collection in almost anything Petunia,not just ceramic pots.Anything that is tin,metal is good too.Maybe a trip to your local tip may bring up some goodies?Hmmm,tyres even sound good too. :-?

Thanks Veg Gardener. :D
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