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Finish Setting Dividers and Plants Into a Broken Flower Pot Garden
Steps made from broken pieces of flower pot are set into a miniature garden.

A series of steps made from broken sections of flower pot are set down one edge of the pot to connect the two garden layers.

Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

To finish off my garden scene I have set a series of steps made from sections of broken plant pot and the rim of the pot, so they run down the side of the pot to join the layers of the garden scene. The steps are built by starting with the bottom planting, and setting a step into soil at the same level as the plants, then adding soil above that step to set the next step against and so on to the top of the pot. Just before I set the final step into place at the top of the scene, I planted a small leaved creeping version of Thymus praecox, to fall over the wall at the top of the garden, eventually covering the join of the 'handrail' and the upper garden wall. Once that plant is in place and tamped down, the final step can be set into the edge of the upper garden.

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