Decorative mulches for pots

Mulching around plants in the garden is great for improving the soil and suppressing weeds – but I also like to cover bare soil in pots, to help them from drying out and to add interest when the plants are not in flower.

Pieces of worn blue china, in a box containing herbs. Some was gathered along the Thames river bank at low tide, and the rest collected when digging our garden in Kingston - we later found out it was on the site of an old tile factory.

Pieces of worn blue china, in a box containing herbs. Some was gathered along the Thames river bank at low tide, and the rest collected when digging our garden in Kingston – we later found out it was on the site of an old tile factory.

Using wine bottle corks - every picture tells a story!

Using wine bottle corks – every picture tells a story!

Or what about pine cones for teetotallers?

Or what about pine cones for teetotalers?

A nice one for children

A nice one for children

Using cockle shells. salt water shells probably deter slugs too, which is why this bloody sorrel looks so good

Using cockle shells – salt water shells probably deter slugs too, which is probably why this bloody sorrel still looks good

2 responses to “Decorative mulches for pots

  1. Lovely ideas! I particularly like the tiles as the blue and white go so beautifully with the green of the plants. The marbles are really sweet too.

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