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Refurbished Planter..


By nanjo


Just a little extra job done in between projects..While out food shopping today I went into the 99p shop and I couldn’t resist these tiny roses so I bought 4 – one of each colour. Then when I got them home I had to think where I was going to put them ( I’m sure you all do the same thing ) . Not sure whether they are hardy so decided to put them in a pot ( oh no ! not another one to water )so I can put them in the growhouse over Winter. I found an old trough but it looked tatty so into the shed and out came some emulsion that I used in the kitchen and thought it would look ‘different’ painted this colour. 2 coats and a while later and they were planted up… I have another trough which I may paint the same , which means another trip into town tomorrow for more minature roses…

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I had two like that about 15 years ago. They were actually rooted cuttings. They were quite hardy, grew and grew
into full size plants.
Will go and look in the 99p shop here to see if they have any. Make up for the standards I paid GC £25 each for
that have reverted.
These are now making more shoots up the stem, so if
thats what they want to do, they are quite welcome
to be shrubs !

10 Aug, 2013


Reminded me to give my dead apple tree trunk another coat of sky blue paint, plus a tired planter, Nanjo.
Must get these jobs done whilst the weather is dry.

10 Aug, 2013


I have a tub like that, pretty old and tatty, but you have made a real good job of that, and the colour just sets those pretty little roses off beautifully.

10 Aug, 2013


That looks great, what a bargain those roses were!

10 Aug, 2013


Job well done Nanjo and the roses look lovely in their new home......

10 Aug, 2013


All looks very stylish!

10 Aug, 2013


It looks lovely. Does emulsion paint last very long on plastic planters? I have lots of candidates if it does

10 Aug, 2013


What a shame about your standards Di,you must be so disappointed. I went to the 99p shop again today and bought another 4 so had to paint a 2nd trough ready to plant up tomorrow. I hope mine will carry on growing like yours did.Do you use a special paint on your tree trunk ?

Thanks Cinders, I wasn't sure about the colour at first but was pleased when it was planted up,amazing what a bit of paint can do isn't it ?

Yes they were Lou and they had loads more today..

Thanks Lincs & Scottish ,I keep looking at my other pots now and wondering.......

10 Aug, 2013


Thank you but to be honest Stera I don't know, it's the first time I've tried it. I've used cans of car paint but even that gets scratched eventually. I painted the top of my swing bin in the kitchen with it a few months ago and that is fine. Admittedly I'm the only one here to use it and I tend to be careful.

10 Aug, 2013


It looks great now anyway.

11 Aug, 2013


Just an update Stera on the paint..We had a downpour when I was out today and the lip of the planter that is in the garden is no longer smooth so it may not last too long . I have another by my front door which is in the dry and that one is ok ( for now ! ) ...I think I will try gloss on another and see how that goes, at least it's using up some of my spare paint :-)

13 Aug, 2013

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