So what other uses can we find for our teapots and teacups? Well we can use them in the garden. Yes share the tea love my friends and extend the tea vessels out there with the natural world.
I purchased the wicker cup and saucer and popped a plant in it for a Mother's Day present this year. They are a nice change to cut flowers and last quite a long time. That's if you are better than me with the looking after plant life. I tend to fail here and think I am quite capable of killing a cactus if I tried. When I buy plants they quiver with fear as they seemed have heard on the grapevine (excuse the pun) that I am a plant murderer.
I try though and I think it just takes a bit of time until I earn my green fingers. I definitely don't seem to have inherited any plant skills from Mum from the Brew, she's ace with plants......they love her. One day people, I will own plants and they will live!!
The little china cup and saucer is a nice little bird feeder that hangs in my garden. I purchased this from our local garden centre. You can fill the cup with water for the birds and then put bird seed on the saucer. A bird bath and feeder.....brilliant.
If you do have an old teapot or one that you don't use so much you could put a plant in it. I think it just makes a nice change from a standard plant pot and it makes a cute little feature in the garden. People are bound to comment on it and love the way it looks. I might plant my plants in teapots and then maybe that will make me look after them more.....yes???? Well ok we'll see.
I am a florist which seems a bit bizarre and probably isn't great for my image that I'm not good with plants. I'm fine putting cut flowers together, there's an art to it and they go off to be looked after which is cool. The plant stuff before hand is done by magnificent growers all around the world and I think they are just the best but I just get them cut off at the stems and I think that's the kindest thing at present if I'm not involved in the growing process. I'd never get a job in a garden centre or a garden nursery.....can you imagine? They would have nothing to sell.
I just struggle with the winters with my own plants and didn't fetch my beautiful Calla Lily in which I bought at Chatsworth last year......it drowned and froze. Not pretty, well not pretty anymore and I am disgusted with myself. I hang my head in shame and will watch more Gardeners World and attend Chelsea Flower Show to see if I can redeem myself.
I can wrap a plant and make it look nice and the time between it coming from the market, spending a short time with me and finally getting to you is not long so alls good and the plant is deemed as safe. Safeguarding plants, who would have thought there would be a need. Next we'll see a telethon every year called 'Plants in Need'. I may feature heavily in that.
Thank you so much for reading today.....please pop back tomorrow for What to Buy Wednesday or as I should rename it 'I'll tell you what I bought from Amazon recently'. Hey I would hate you to miss a bargain.
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