A Terracotta Pot

Sunday, 11th September 2005

plant pot

Terracotta plant pots look so much more at home in the garden than the plastic variety; like the sandstone slab this one is resting on, they weather and stain in a natural way. This mossy, ferny corner of the raised bed looks as if it has been here for years, which it has: before we dug the pond, we built an oval enclosure of stones salvaged from an old rockery and piled the soil from the pond into it.

There are large leaves of nipplewort, a weed, on the left, a few mauve sedum flowers behind the pot and, to the right, buckler-leaved sorrel; its rather fleshy leaves have a sweet taste. Next Page

Richard Bell, richard@willowisland.co.uk