Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Unusual containers for planting

I love to fill my garden with unusual planters filled with flowers, much nicer to look at than ordinary pots from a DIY store and also a lot cheaper. I have been collecting them for a while and wanted to share them with you:


Belfast Sink

 
 

Galvanised metal containers:





Food can


Watering Can - has a hole in it so doesn't function as a watering can but going to make a great planter - watch this space!!



Chimney Pot - needs a smaller pot (its on my to do list)!

 
 
I have picked up the pots from car boot sales and markets pretty cheaply. I get my Partner to drill a few holes in the base and then fill the bottom with stones, broken tiles or anything I can find for drainage, then fill with multi purpose compost and plant!
 
 
 
I saw this picture on Pinterest and am now saving the Kids wellies :)
 
 
 
 
 
See here for my garden planter makeover.
 
What do you think? What do you use as planters in your garden?
 
Thank you for reading xx
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! What great ideas! Love them all , especially the wellies! I am boring and have only normal pots but you have inspired me! Again! Thanks for sharing. Mandy x

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    1. You always leave such lovely comments Mandy :) I love the wellies too, I'm definitely going to do it! I have some normal pots too but who knows maybe I will paint them haha!! Xx

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration, I'm a classic for looking at leaky watering can and thinking "rubbish, in the bin" but I need to start learning how to think outside the box. They all look so pretty and I totally agree with store pots being totally overpriced X #HomeEtc

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    1. Hello, Once you start you will see anything can be used as a planter - broken teapot, buckets, anything really! Happy to have inspired, thanks for stopping by, Tracy x

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  3. I love your planters! I am trying to more creative outside and I'd love to get an old tin bath, or something, for planting. I'm still kicking myself for not bidding on a lot of old bread bins at our local auction recently - they'd have been perfect. #HomeEtc

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    1. Hello, ooh old bread would have been perfect! Sure you will come across some more :) I'm looking out for a large trough on legs to fill with herbs and have at the back door - the searching is just as fun as the planting! Thanks for stopping by x

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  4. I love the galvanised metal ones! I'm looking to use an old BBQ left behind by the old owners.... not sure how yet! #HomeEtc

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    1. Hi Jemma, that sounds interesting - does it have a fold back lid? You could make new legs for the lid and have a double planter? :) Its so great to re-use old things, saves money and adds a quirky interest to your garden! Good luck with your bbq xx

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  5. I absolutely love galvanised metal plant containers — especially with purple or lilac flowers. The colours work so well together! We've all sorts of odd containers in our garden! Gone are the days of things matching :) Thanks so much for linking up with #HomeEtc — hope to see you again tomorrow! x

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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  6. Yes I love planting flowers and shrubs in containers and anything unusual! They seem to grow better too! Thanks so much for linking up with #HomeEtc — Jess x

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