Remember a while back we all got the awesome idea from my clever friend Des to stack pots in our gardens. Well I just couldn’t wait for Spring so scrummaged through our spider infested shed (I was so brave all on my own – John, I know you will appreciate this fact) and found a few pots – all a bit battered but still very functional and some steel poles (hope Pete doesn’t need them for something) and set to work in my little cordoned off herb garden which I have spoken about before. Once I saw what Des did in her garden, I was sold and changed my entire idea to follow in her foot steps. Thanks again Des!
Winter isn’t the best time for herbs but I have persevered and at least have some spinach, lettuce (not herbs I know), oregano, rocket, thyme, parsley – moss curled and flat leaf, spring onions, dill, garlic chives and birds eye chillies.
I could supply all foodies bloggers with bay leaves from our bay tree which you can see sticking out behind the centre row of pots – it is trying to do a Jack and the Bean Stalk number and keeps getting taller and taller. I am continually hacking away at it to keep it from taking over the herb garden.
Now I cannot wait to fill in the open spots with a few more pots and plant basil, coriander, sorrel, sage and rosemary.
Out of view in the photo are two free standing ceramic pots on either side of the herb garden. The one pot has mint in it and the other has baby tomatoes. There is one more ceramic bowl type pot which currently has a peppadew plant in it – I want to add some strawberries when they are in season too.
Bring on Spring! 😀
Looking beautiful Mands! I know what you mean about Spring…we’re counting sleeps…
Thanks Des! It is all thanks to you! Everybody who has seen the pots ooh and aah. Good to know I am not the only one counting sleeps until Spring. Love to you all, xoxoxo
I would love to have a bay tree. I had one in our previous home and I dug it up and brought it with us. It died. I miss it very much as I found that in winter with all the comfort cooking I was often making meals requiring bay leaves. Very sad! I love the look of all your pots xx
Oh how I would love to send you a few branches Charlie. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
You’ve been so busy – but wasn’t it worthwhile! Now…if you could just pass me a couple of bay leaves to go in with my chicken tonight 🙂
Oh how I would love to be able to send you an entire branch. Have a beautiful day Tanya. 🙂 xo
All hail Mandy! If only this were different times. Minstrels would sing of how, all alone, you bravely battled the evil spiders for control of the much-valued clay pots. The World would salute you and make pilgrimages to view your herbs and take away a bay leaf, for luck. Yes, if only …
Instead, all I can do is say “Nice job! I like the pots.”
Doesn’t seem quite fair, does it? 🙂
Oh John, yes, if only! I knew you would appreciate what I went through! Have a wonderful day and thank you for the best comment ever! 🙂 xo
I want to do this up my one wall! Wonderfully pretty Mandy 🙂
I look forward to seeing your wall Tandy. Have a super afternoon. 🙂 xo
They are beautiful, Mandy.
Thanks so much Angie! Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
that actually looks like a sculpture! WOW.
Xxxx LOVE !
Thank you dear Kim! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
A bay tree- now that is something i have never had nor ever thought of getting but i sure do use alot of bay leaves in my soups and stocks and chowder and how wonderful to be able to have them at my beckon call:)
Must say Belle, mine stayed tiny for a few years and then all of a sudden had a major growth spurt and hasn’t stopped since! Have a lovely day. 🙂 xp
That is such a clever idea, hope you do not mind if I copy your idea.
How lovely you are going to use this idea Norma. Can’t wait to see what you do. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
What a fantastic idea, Mandy! I love the angled pots – they’re a design feature in themselves, apart from supplying you with produce! Great job! (bad luck about the steel poles if you needed them, Pete! :)).. xx
Thanks Celia. I had great fun putting this together. Steel poles, what steel poles…. 😉 Have a super day. 🙂 xo
That looks AWESOME, really awesome! I can’t believe you went in a shed full of spiders though. I think I would have sent in a swat team first. Oh, I’ll take some bay leaves, thank you. But if you can’t send them out, I’ve got a new idea for a wreath for you – bay leaf wreath – William Sonoma sells them for about a zillion dollars.
Diane, my will of wanting to put this together clearly overpowered my fear of spiders. 🙂 I would love to be able to share bay leaves with you but seeing that isn’t the easiest option, I would love to hear more about your wreath idea, especially seeing we can make zillions of dollars – woohoo! 🙂 xo
Ah, I just looked it up & William Sonoma’s not selling the bay leave wreath – just olive but that just gives you MORE opportunity to make them. I think they were selling for the same – $60-$100 each! Get picking, you’ll have zillions in no time.
Guess what… I have an olive tree in the front garden too – woohoo, zillions here I come.
Oh hang, on what happens when I run out of branches. 😉 xo
Oh wow – an olive tree is perfect! Since you’ll make zillions, you can start planting some more trees for the next zillions. There, that was easy.
With all your brilliant ideas Diane, I am going to have to increase your 10% fee – after all, if it wasn’t for your suggestion, zillions wouldn’t be in the making. 😀 Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo
What a great idea!!
I love it…. my bay tree isn’t looking as good as yours 😦
My bay tree was a skinny little thing for a few years before it “sprouted” Julie so hopefully yours will too. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
LOVE this! I remember seeing it on Des’ blog and was going to make it, then completely forgot. your post has been timely indeed! Looks fab Mandy 🙂
I hope you can get to make your own stacking potted pile of herbs soon Lisa. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Absolutely love what you did with the pots Mandy. 🙂
Thanks very much Karen. It’s great fun to have something different in the garden. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
I just love the way those pots are designed. And of course I would love anything from your potter herbs because I know it would be amazing 🙂
Kay, you are so very kind and sweet, thank you so much! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
How did you get the pipes or rods to come off at an angle for the pots? I love this idea!
I placed the rods straight into the ground. The potters have holes at the bottom on the sides. I placed the potters over the poles which automatically made the lean to one side. Oh my, hope that makes sense Kristy. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Thanks Mandy! Makes perfect sense. 🙂
😀 Looking forward to seeing what you put in your pots Kristy. 🙂 xo
I love the way these pots look..I may steal the idea, too, once we’ve stopped construction here. We love “yard art”! Of course I will first have to brave my own spider infested shed. Courage! 🙂
Oh dear not another spider infested shed! You can do it Betsy! Looking forward to seeing your yard art. Have a great day. 🙂 xo
These are beyond adorable!
I loved them the first time I saw them too Ashley. 🙂 xo