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    Default Pot plant advice

    Hi ladies

    I have a big pot that sits by our front door that i am wanting to fill.

    I have planted those cheap flowers from bunnings before (potted colour) and they always end up looking not that great.

    I must admit that i am also not much of a green thumb (mainly forgetting to water it)

    I am after some suggestions on what i can plant in there that will brighten up the front of our house.

    I was thinking on of those lolly pop shape rose bushes, or one of those lolly pop shape small trees.

    Apologies for the description of plants, i am no gardener and have no idea what they are called.

    The area where the pot is, is in full shade is that helps.

    Any suggestions or advice, would be much appreciated 😊

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    Roses like sun so I would avoid those. Maybe a dwarf citrus plant?

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    I wouldn't go dwarf citrus as they require full sun as well.

    Try an azalea as they love the shade. You can get a dwarf of this so the plant and flowers are smaller. And they're really pretty flowers

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    Yep a shade tolerant azalea or gardenia, or a mona lavender.

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    Yes you'll need a shade loving plant - roses, fruit trees, seasonal flowers won't like the shady spot so don't waste your money.
    What about a nice fern? We have quite a few under our pergola. If you go to bunnings and have a look at the ferns and shade plants section you'll find something nice to suit the front of your house. A nice flowering bromeliad would look good, or a shady plant with purple/coloured leaves.
    Oh and the shape of the 'lollipop' plants are called 'standard' eg standard rose. A standard ficus or standard lily pily are pretty popular in large pots and should work in the shade. If you want something that flowers I think clivia's are very nice looking!

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, im off to google them all now! Im such a newbie to this

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    In light of my own recent experiences stay away from gardenias - mine died, I revived it and it died again, a landscaping friend of mine said they are notoriously difficult plants.

    We just planted an orange twist but I think it needs some sun.

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    I've got a plant in full shade near our front door in a pot. No idea what it is πŸ˜‚ The point of me telling you that though is that I went to Bunnings and chose something from their indoor range that was happy to live without sun. The little description tickets are really helpful in telling you that. Pretty much just avoid anything in their outside range.

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    oh god those petunias/begonias old lady flowers are so daggy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    why not go for a nice palm? we bought a bangalo (I think that's the name) and put it in a big pot. just needs regular watering and it's taken off. nice splash of greenery without the fuss of flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    oh god those petunias/begonias old lady flowers are so daggy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Hey! I love daggy old lady flowers!!! Don't be dissin' my old lady flowers!

    But I live in a 1920's cottage with a picket fence, so they suit my house

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