Years ago, I picked up a large stone planter bowl from a local nursery. I bought some putty and immediately filled in the drainage hole; then added some Water Lillies and other water plants. But my success with my water garden was minimal and I managed to kill every plant.
When we were moving house, my Father in Law stole the pot and it spent some time as the sheep's water trough before I stole it back for my new garden! For the last couple of years, it has sat empty (aside from rainwater, algae and the odd tadpole) and rather lonely up on the first terrace.
But today, Fern and I were inspired by Spring and went shopping for some potted colour! First thing this morning, we got daddy to drill some holes in the pot:
The flowers will fill the pot within weeks... and we will have a glorious and colourful display all Summer long! Hurrah! Next, I want to fill in the section around the bowl with some low, silvery shrubs. I am so motivated now its getting warm -- my thumbs are all green-like! I think another trip to the nursery this week might be on the cards...