Love it when the husband comes home with a huge vintage saucer pot from my favourite purveyor of fabulous things @theoldboathouse_warehouse. It’s almost a metre wide and is from the Dinmore Pottery here in Ipswich. The pottery and brickworks were established in 1884 and finally closed their doors in the 70s. (I’m fuzzy on this and can’t find any actual date. I know that my brother bought one of the old kilns in the early 80s to dismantle and used the bricks to lay floors in his/a friend’s house.) The pottery is known for it’s distinctive brown glaze often with tiny black flecks. During the 60s and 70s it made retrolicious garden pots that are starting to have a bit of a renaissance on the local garden/design scene.
After we lugged it down into the garden, filled it with soil and planted it up with agaves and succulents here’s how it looked.