How do I fill this ?


My beloved Habitat spesh, that I’ve had for 20 odd years but never put up ‼️ I actually have five ‼️ Have to go outside in the courtyard as nowhere suitable in my new ickle Thatched Cottage. I’m thinking candles, either fake or real ?, or plants but it can’t be anything too heavy. Would love trailing ones. Any ideas ?

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 24, 2022

    Could you add a photo to your post? I'm having difficulty picturing your situation.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 24, 2022

    Please re-post your question with a picture, I am having trouble visualizing what you are asking about.

  • I don't know what a Habitat spesh it a tree? Tell us a little more and I'm sure we will be able to help.

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    • Thank you for explaining. Now that I have that bit of knowledge and a photo...I'd add a trailing plant like English Ivy.

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 24, 2022

    Hi Lindi: Well, I think that maybe the trailing vines would be nice with hurricane lamps on the sides or in the centre of the vines. If it's windy out, then maybe something that will keep them from blowing around would be helpful. Or, even a couple Zen Gardens would be fun. They are nice to play with:) Here are some ideas for them: (be sure to look at where it says "view in gallery" for ideas.

    Good luck

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 24, 2022

    Campanula, Trailing - Lobelia, Ivy, Geranium, Oh so many would do. Best to go to local Plant outlet - Nursery - Large DIY store and see what they have, and ask for advice too.

    • Lindi Lindi on Mar 26, 2022

      Thanx John but I’ve just realised that plants will be out of the question re compost / drainage unless I go faux of course but I’ve never found any that look ‘real’ to me. Guess I’ll have to go on a mega hunt for some !!

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 24, 2022

    Sorry but no idea what Habitat spesh or ickle thatched cottage is. Could you please repost with more info so we can help you and a picture would be even better.

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    • Lindi Lindi on Mar 31, 2022

      Any ideas not already mentioned ?

  • Janice Janice on Mar 24, 2022

    I don't understand the question because I don't know what a "speesh or ickle" might be but am very interested to learn more. Thanks

  • Dee Dee on Mar 24, 2022

    I cannot help you without a photo as I do not know what a Habitat Spesh is. It sounds like some kind of vine, but I need a picture sorry.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 26, 2022

    Hello again, What was the original use meant to be Chair - TV - Decorate Shelf?

    Could it be used for a pond or water feature? Not sure I can see it in a Thatch Cottage environment. The might just make you money if you sold them through an Auction House then buy something more in keeping for your homes style!

  • Lindi Lindi on Mar 26, 2022

    Hey John. None of the above lol.

    They’re hanging pots. I’m hoping to hang them in a cluster at all different levels. It’ll be candles or faux plants I think.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 28, 2022

    After studying a bit and looking at other questions & replies, you might try a high end faux plants. I found some very realistic greenery at the Dollar Tree, it's ivy. You might also consider fairy lights. Not sure exactly how that would work unless you get the kind with a remote. Whatever you end up with, please update the post. Seems I was not alone at being clueless. Goes to show how everyone is very engrained with their region. By the way, your cottage looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. Lovely.

    • Lindi Lindi on Mar 29, 2022

      I’m thinking it’ll have to be faux too and thank you so much for your comment re my property, many say it’s a chocolate box cover 😀

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Mar 29, 2022

    No picture I can’t understand your question.

  • It’s super cool! Anything trailing out of it would be neat or set some plants inside. Set some battery powered lights in there to glow it up or string lights trailing out.

  • Lindi Lindi on Apr 03, 2022

    Thank you Becky, think I’m going down the road of faux trailing plants and lights after all !!