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oldboiler Tue 01-Apr-14 22:21:41

So those round artificial plastic balls people are opting for instead of hanging baskets, are they naff or not? I can't decide.

magimedi Tue 01-Apr-14 22:30:30

Naff, as are all artificial plants.

(I worked in plant nurseries for many years.)

Mrswellyboot Tue 01-Apr-14 22:31:38

They go off colour after a while, sort of a smurf blue confused

itiswhatitiswhatitis Tue 01-Apr-14 22:33:51

Oh god they are awful awful awful

whereisshe Tue 01-Apr-14 22:34:33

They're awful. What's the point of them? They just look fussy and cheap.

littlecrystal Wed 02-Apr-14 08:19:08

Mine remains lush green natural color after 3 years of hanging, so it is yes from me. And I used to have hanging live baskets.

ThatBloodyWoman Wed 02-Apr-14 08:20:06

Yes, I have seen blue ones.

They are wrong on every level.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 02-Apr-14 08:59:56

I wouldn't buy them myself but I don't really have an opinion on what other people buy.

WhatDoIDoHere Wed 02-Apr-14 12:21:35

Why not get a hanging basket and cut some real box? It will look much nicer than the plastic ones.

Quinteszilla Wed 02-Apr-14 12:22:54

They look terrible, even when still green. Unless they have multicolored butterfly fairy lights on, then they are awesome.

NigellasDealer Wed 02-Apr-14 12:23:21

really naff in fact so naff they are almost cool

GrendelsMum Wed 02-Apr-14 13:21:03

I think they're very nice for pubs and restaurants, but not for people's own homes. I'd stick without either, if you don't think you've got the time to maintain a hanging basket.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 02-Apr-14 13:25:58


missmagnum Wed 02-Apr-14 13:35:42

I like them, I can totally see why people think they're naff, but even so, I like them and think there are good and bad ones, dependant on colour, size, etc.

If you like them, go for it.

stackablegoatbearingcheesecake Wed 02-Apr-14 15:06:29

No. Just no. Awful things.

So actually the answer to your question in the OP is actually yes, naff grin

feetheart Wed 02-Apr-14 15:10:40

DC thought our neighbour's one was a pinata. Had to have strong words with stick-obsessed 6 yr old DS so that neighbour's pride and joy didn't come to grief shock

WetAugust Wed 02-Apr-14 18:25:01


cafesociety Wed 02-Apr-14 22:25:52

Terrible, really terrible. Do not buy these. Do not hang these up.!

oldboiler Wed 02-Apr-14 22:28:29

Thank you. Naff it is then which is what i expected. So what's acceptable then if you're trying to add a bit of kerb appeal to a Victorian terrace ?

whereisshe Thu 03-Apr-14 07:02:52

I think kerb appeal is more about the details - is the door recently and well painted in a good colour; is the pointing in good condition and the brick work clean; is the path clean, weed free and uncracked; are any front garden plants well-maintained etc... If you wanted to add colour / focus, I'd stick to a single pot on the ground and live plants.

Lagoonablue Thu 03-Apr-14 08:15:10

A nice real bay tree?

littlecrystal Thu 03-Apr-14 08:55:13

Sorry but I can't see how it is terrible (there is mine).

cafesociety Thu 03-Apr-14 11:05:04

Try 2 matching planters [classic design/not jazzy] with a matching conifer in each either side of the front door. If not room for two just get one.
Get tallish ones, or ones already shaped and interesting. Or bay trees, or box, already shaped ....anything evergreen really.

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