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What can I put in balcony pots that is hard to reach?

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Trills Tue 25-Apr-17 19:04:11

By which I mean pots that I am not going to bother watering very often.

In the ones I can reach I have oregano and thyme and rosemary.

It looks nicer from the outside to have symmetrical balcony-overhanging pots in a couple of places that are hard to reach - what can I put in them that will survive if I am neglectful?

JT05 Tue 25-Apr-17 19:08:48

Small versions of hebes, cranesbill geraniums and lavenders.

Trills Tue 25-Apr-17 19:10:29

What's a hebe?

You can tell I'm a gardening novice smile

Trills Tue 25-Apr-17 19:12:44

Apologies for my title - I originally write "a balcony pot" then realised there are two and now I'm saying "posts that is" blush

JT05 Tue 25-Apr-17 19:20:59

Hebes are great plants, they come in a wide variety of size and small, often variegated leaves ranging from pale silvery green through to deep green tinged with pink. The flowers grow as spikes at the end of the branches. The colours of flowers range from white to deep purple. They are generally evergreen. Very forgiving plants. Have a quick google.

Trills Tue 25-Apr-17 19:29:47

Oh that does sound good, I need a forgiving plant smile

Liara Tue 25-Apr-17 20:27:31

actually rosemary, oregano and thyme are very forgiving too.

sunnyhills Wed 26-Apr-17 07:55:09

I like trailing nepeta and even a bit of variegated ivy .

pansydePotter Wed 26-Apr-17 14:33:50

You could try sedums, ice plants and rockery plants. This can survive on very little water.

Trills Sun 30-Apr-17 09:45:58

Thanks! Some good suggestions here.

I do like the idea of something traily - does ivy mind being in a pot?

sunnyhills Sun 30-Apr-17 10:23:19

Ivy will grow in a pot but it's roots will soon fill it up . There may be less invasive ,smaller ivies that are more suitable that I don't know about .

Nepeta is probably better .

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