Friday, 29 July 2011

*A Tea Pot Garden*

Charity shops are a wondrous source of lovely old-fashioned pots and bowls in ceramic and enamel. Line up your selection on shelves, indoors or out, the more eclectic the choice the better.
If you are planting herbs, mix gravel into the soil to help drainage and if you can drill a few holes in the bottom – without breaking it – that's perfect, but if not then be careful to water little and often.
A really lovely idea from Country Homes & Interiors
Photography by Tim Young


  1. Hi Alison,
    What a fab post! we were only saying the other day we want a herb garden when we move to the cottage and i wasn't sure what to have? i love this idea,trouble is remembering all the good ideas that i see on the blogs i visit lol,think i need a scrap book,
    Love Kristina x

  2. what a great idea! They are adorable!
    I should have something between my ceramic teapots!
    Thanks Alison, I wish you a good weekend!

  3. Wow this looks really effective, one to put in my book of ideas for when I eventually get my own place I think :)

    Hope all is going well with the possible new premesis, all very exciting xxx

  4. I put herbs and plants in anything I can find thats a bit unusual, recently it was our old tea and sugar jars, being tin they will age well xxx

  5. Just LOVE this garden design idea! Hope your holiday is off to a great start, Alison--Happy Days ((HUGS))

  6. Such a great and lovely idea.....I think I will experitment with some of my tea pots =) Have a wonderful weekend! Xoxoxo

  7. They are beautiful what a lovely idea; I'll add it to my long list of things I need to make/have :0)
    Kandi x

  8. This is the kind of look I aspire to - one day, when I have my dream house!

  9. Hello Alison

    Strange how some of the best ideas are so obvious, yet they need one creative person to figure them out. So, thank you, I'll be gathering my pots and soon be planting-up my own little herb garden.


  10. Great look. People often ask "What can I do with that?" Well now we have an answer for old teapots ... and I would guess coffee cups, mugs, etc. too. Thanks for posting this idea. Bob


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