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Post by Marianna » Wed, 06 May 2009 12:02 pm

Hi,
we just move to Singapore and have great apt with big balcony and 3 huge planters!

Can anyone help what to do with it? :???:
I would love to landscape it, but I can imagine it will cost a fortune. :shock:
Definitely do not want to put a pots there, does not look good.
Would love to grow some tomatoes, herbs, ...

Can close a part, or... ?

Any reasonable price ideas?

Thanks a lot.

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Post by Allibert » Wed, 06 May 2009 12:55 pm

If you don't want pots and a planter is not a pot according to you, I think you might have to explain what you mean.

According to the dictionary, a planter is either:

a) someone who plants
b) a machine used to plant things like seeds
c) a pot or vessel in which plants or small trees are planted

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Post by Marianna » Wed, 06 May 2009 1:00 pm

Planter - condo managment calls it like this, so there is the name coming from. And, if I am interested in english lesson, I ask my husband, thanks!

Whatever the name for a big approximately 60cm deep, 90cm wide and 6 meters long!!! hole at the end of the balcony is, I want to do something with it!

Do not want to put pots in it - as I can see in the balcony below, it does not look nice. Want to fill it with soil (probably too expensive) or to close it.
Any idea appreciated!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 May 2009 1:51 pm

Marianna wrote:Planter - condo managment calls it like this, so there is the name coming from. And, if I am interested in english lesson, I ask my husband, thanks!
Marianna, don't get your nose all out of joint. Your condo management is local and use the local variation of English which does not necessarily mean what it generally means in international English dictionaries. Without giving us all the relevant information in your initial post we have to guess what it is you are talking about. Taking your "English" at face value you were given a reply which made sense as a planter and pot are generally the same thing.

Anyway, is it made of wood or is it a concrete hole? At that size, try putting a jacuzzi innit! :cool:
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Post by AngMoKio » Wed, 06 May 2009 2:46 pm

Bamboo will quickly fill it cheaply.

There are many decorative varieties and it will act as a nice privacy barrier.

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Post by carolynW » Wed, 06 May 2009 7:44 pm

If you do go the bamboo option... there may be loads of leaves to clean.

Does it get alot of sun? this guy I know, Mr. Sim, 9008 0513 can probably give you a quote. I have similar planters which i have not gotten down to doing it up. I plant o plant pandan shrubs for the smell and to ward off insects (and to add a leaf to my rice every day).

Some herbs will do well and others not in this climate, Mr. Sim should be able to advise you (I have not asked him about an herb garden). Otherwise, you may want to look into companion planting.

If you want to DIY it, its possible...

1.) estimate the volume you need, you can get soil by the truck load (a small truck or the volume of the inside of a mini (the car) is about S$300.

2.) there are a number of enthusiast gardeners who I can put you in touch with, who are happy to share their cuttings for free.

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Post by Marianna » Thu, 07 May 2009 12:07 pm

Jacuzzi! That's an idea!
It is a concrete hole, a huge one. Jacuzzi would work. Thanks! :D

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Marianna wrote:Planter - condo managment calls it like this, so there is the name coming from. And, if I am interested in english lesson, I ask my husband, thanks!
Marianna, don't get your nose all out of joint. Your condo management is local and use the local variation of English which does not necessarily mean what it generally means in international English dictionaries. Without giving us all the relevant information in your initial post we have to guess what it is you are talking about. Taking your "English" at face value you were given a reply which made sense as a planter and pot are generally the same thing.

Anyway, is it made of wood or is it a concrete hole? At that size, try putting a jacuzzi innit! :cool:

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Post by Marianna » Thu, 07 May 2009 12:09 pm

Thank you for advice.

It does not have a lot of sun, only a bit in the morning, till 9-10 am.

I will contact Mr. Sim to see his quote.


carolynW wrote:If you do go the bamboo option... there may be loads of leaves to clean.

Does it get alot of sun? this guy I know, Mr. Sim, 9008 0513 can probably give you a quote. I have similar planters which i have not gotten down to doing it up. I plant o plant pandan shrubs for the smell and to ward off insects (and to add a leaf to my rice every day).

Some herbs will do well and others not in this climate, Mr. Sim should be able to advise you (I have not asked him about an herb garden). Otherwise, you may want to look into companion planting.

If you want to DIY it, its possible...

1.) estimate the volume you need, you can get soil by the truck load (a small truck or the volume of the inside of a mini (the car) is about S$300.

2.) there are a number of enthusiast gardeners who I can put you in touch with, who are happy to share their cuttings for free.

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By the way

Post by Allibert » Thu, 07 May 2009 3:42 pm

thank you for your rude reply to your post. Actually, I was the one asking for an explanation because the word planter in your post did not make sense to an English person and I was trying to help you.

I am glad you got the answer you wanted but you should actually read people's answers first and maybe explain yourself more clearly if people do not understand.

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Re: By the way

Post by Marianna » Thu, 07 May 2009 4:01 pm

Well, new in town, do not know local words :)

Thank you.

Allibert wrote:thank you for your rude reply to your post. Actually, I was the one asking for an explanation because the word planter in your post did not make sense to an English person and I was trying to help you.

I am glad you got the answer you wanted but you should actually read people's answers first and maybe explain yourself more clearly if people do not understand.

Alan

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Post by carolynW » Fri, 08 May 2009 11:18 am

i think your area has way too little sun to grow much (herbs and edibles esp), is it dark shade or maybe semi sun or semi shade?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 May 2009 12:52 pm

I still like the jacuzzi idea! :P
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