Although my garden is mostly about fruit and vegetables I do occasionally make a foray into flowers. I recently decided it was time to brighten up my deck area. However, I have a one year old little boy who loves nothing better than to ‘check out’ mummy’s pots. The only thing I have on my deck is a large galvanised tub housing a climbing rose. It’s prickly enough to deter him but that doesn’t stop him providing a soil removal service on a daily basis.
If I were to go down the flower route, I would need to think about protecting them in some way. The anti-child planter started life as a basket for toiletries, and then graduated to a ‘not very successful‘ mouse deterrent. In its new guise it provides basic protection for white pansies and in turn doubles as a useful coffee cup rest. Everyone’s happy, as they say. Well, not everyone.
Does he eat the compost? My little man loved to much on it at his age!! Yuck!! x x
Have you considered filling a sand pit with compost, adding some plant pots and a packet of bean seeds? Little people love playing ‘gardeners’. It may distract from the real thing!
That’s an interesting approach. :)
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My son is garden mad I’ve got him sowing seeds in his own little corner of the garden. Now they are sprouting he’s loving it. Perhaps another sand pit with compost in like willowcottagegardeners mentioned and keep the original sand pit too.