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    Default Hiding a manhole cover

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to hide a manhole cover? It's in a shady corner with my steps next to it and a small fence the other side. There is enough room to plant a shrub, but I don't have a clue what to plant there I'll try to post a picture later of it, if that would help.

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    A prostrate cotoneaster can conceal it and can be pushed aside to allow access.

    Or large pots of anything you fancy.

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    Do cotoneaster do ok in shade? Can't use pots as my garden is on a big hill

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    I bought a big barrel tub- wide and low- and planted it up for all year greenery. Mine is in the front garden smack in the middle of the lawn!!!

    Can't see the manhole at all if it's wide enough!

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    Erm..you must be able to put a pot on it surely- cos the manhole must be level?????

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    Here's a picture of it.

    There is no way a pot would sit happily on it, unless I secure it with rope

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    Hi, I dug down a little around the manhole in my back garden, put old bricks at an angle all the way round as retainers (they also looked quite decorative) and then covered it with 3mm gravel and a large planter filled with herbs. The shingle gave a steady enough surface to sit the plant pot on. I also had a small solar water feature on it at one point.

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    You would need to be careful planting a shrub near it as if the roots go down and damage the drain then you are liable for the cost of repairs.
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