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Tell me what I can grow in pots outside my house

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bruffian Wed 24-May-17 16:23:06

It is in full sun. Nice stone house but very bare. Something that won't die. I have gravel outside so cannot plant in the ground. Also any recommendations for large pots!

keely79 Wed 24-May-17 16:24:13

Olive tree? Bay tree (good for cooking). Lavender. All pretty hardy.

bruffian Wed 24-May-17 16:27:16

I did think of lavender but I have tons everywhere

Aren't bat trees very expensive?

bruffian Wed 24-May-17 16:27:48

BAY trees

Bat trees probably would be expensive

PotteringAlong Wed 24-May-17 16:30:39

Acer
Lots of herbs
California lilac

AdaColeman Wed 24-May-17 16:30:52

Herbs especially sage rosemary and thyme, they would look good grouped in one large pot.
Another vote for lavender, maybe an unusual two shade variety.
A friend grows lupins in pots to cheat the slugs.

MikeUniformMike Wed 24-May-17 16:32:01

I want a bat tree!

AdaColeman Wed 24-May-17 16:32:49

Bamboo, you'd get some height and it would be contained.

keely79 Wed 24-May-17 16:38:07

Quick google search on bay trees - they don't seem that pricey. I've had my one for about 7 years now in its pot - so they really do last.

seeds.suttons.co.uk/search?w=bay+tree

keely79 Wed 24-May-17 16:39:46

For some colour, how about a clematis that you could train to climb up a bamboo pole? Or Dahlias can do well in pots I think.

viques Wed 24-May-17 20:37:03

Whatever you put in stick some nasturtium seeds in for summer and some miniature bulbs for spring.

anonymice Wed 24-May-17 20:39:15

Home Bargains have had bay trees and olive trees in in the last fortnight OP - the olive trees were £10 and the bay trees were £6.99. Either would do well in a pot as others have said.

viques Wed 24-May-17 20:39:16

Re the gravel, I would try sprinkling tough little seeds like Welsh or California poppy around, they could take and would look lovely against the gravel.

CowParsleyNettle Wed 24-May-17 20:39:29

We have magnolia and lemon trees in pots and lots of fruit and veg.

Jostuki123 Thu 25-May-17 06:52:29

Lavatera.

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