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Concrete pots day 2

sandra

By sandra

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Quick catch up….
Inspired by ideas I found on line and by our very own Noseypotter I set about making pots from concrete and cloth.

This was my favourite pic I found for inspiration.

I love the way the material allows you to go mad!!!

My previous blog explains how I made mine.

This one is made from some strong plastic fencing cut into a large triangle wrapped in a bandage of cotton and cement and curled to make the planter. It took three days to dry.

It is more delicate than I would have wanted and the next ones will be stronger but I was able to move it and fill it today.
First I mixed up some succulent compost using sand grit and potting compost. I love the green plants in the ones in the inspiring picture so I chose stapielia for this one. I only used two three inch pots divided up to plant the whole thing.

It won’t take long for it to fill out. I have started to fill one of the other pots but I want it to go outside and I am not sure what to put in it yet.

Thanks for reading..😄

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Comments

 

This really looks like fun.

11 Feb, 2015

 

it has been fun Linda. cant wait to fill the other ones. I am thinking i might paint the next ones or colour the cement.

11 Feb, 2015

 

It's great Sandra. It will look nice when the plants spread :o)

11 Feb, 2015

 

Ah...GOY is quickly evolving into a colony of garden artists who are thinking beyond the limits. Wonderful! Impressionism, cubism, surrealism, dadaism......now Goyism!

12 Feb, 2015

 

That looks great Sandra! Can't wait to see what else you make :)

12 Feb, 2015

 

You will have to wait a while for that Waddy season has started at the nursery and I still haven't moved the rest of the manure !!
Made me chuckle LS
Hopefully they will settle in son and start filling out Hywel

12 Feb, 2015

 

I made some of these a few years ago. The dogs broke two and I have cacti in the other. That one has held together well, but I have to figure out how to make them stronger also. I think there's an additive you can put in the concrete mix. Mine were not that creative - I used pots from the dollar store and just molded the concrete around the inside - but they were pretty.

12 Feb, 2015

 

How about using chicken wire as a reinforcement and or those rags sold at hardware stores?

12 Feb, 2015

 

chicken wire is a great idea LS. I made some stone troughs with it a while back using your idea of dollar store pots as a mould Lauram. The problem with the material is that it created air gaps so it became a bit like flaky pastry in places. maybe I could combine the two. It will be interesting to see how fast they green up.
Do you have pics of yours Lauram?

12 Feb, 2015

 

Would it solve the flaky problem if you soaked the material in water? It would surely be absorbed byt the cement as it hardened?

12 Feb, 2015

 

good idea Stera I will add it to my list of different ideas for next time..

13 Feb, 2015

 

that looks wonderful Sandra.

13 Feb, 2015

 

I'll post a pic of mine. It's kind of primitive looking, but at least it's held up well for 3 years!
I've found that these pots need to cure for a while - I think I let mine sit for at least a few months covered up and slightly damp. I suspect I let mine dry out too quickly and that's why they broke easily.

13 Feb, 2015

 

Thanks SBG...
Lauram look forward to your pics...if mine last 3 years i will be delighted..

13 Feb, 2015

 

That is looking very good. You should be very proud of yourself Sandra.

14 Feb, 2015

 

Loved the finished pot Sandra, well impressed.

14 Feb, 2015

 

thanks Dd2 and Alextb they will look better in time..:-)

15 Feb, 2015

 

End result is great Sandra, obviously it will improve as it weathers but I really like it......

15 Feb, 2015

 

thanks Lincs..:-)

15 Feb, 2015

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