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By sandra

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I have been flat out working on the nursery this week but took sometime yesterday for a little fun.

18 months ago I bought this giant croc “which was a dog bed in its original life”

its nearly 2 feet long. So obviously I had to put succulents in it..

Well 18 months later and a few photos to watch it grow…and after it has been outside all that time i am over the moon with how it has grown.

It’s on a west facing wall and gets all the rain but is protected from the cold north winds. The compost is very gritty to allow the water to drain away through the croc holes.

Spurred on by this success I have been collecting old crocs not all mine! So yesterday i had a little fun…

After I mixed up some compost…50% sand and grit 50% soil…I filled the up firming up the compost into the shoe. I then chose a few over grown plants with plenty of shoots and took cuttings straight into the crocs. Some people use rooting powder and or leave cuttings to callous over but I find if I choose easy to root plants like the jade plant or this crassula then I find they root well by just poking them in.

I am loving the little pink ones… especially when placed by the giant one…

I am sure the croc material helps to insulate the roots they sure insulate my feet..crocs and socks are soo fashionable…he he he

Cant wait to watch my shoe collection develop…
Love shoes…

here are some others i did earlier….

Stilettos next!
Thanks for reading….:-)

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Great ... added to GoYpedia (twice) :o)

15 Jan, 2016

 

Another top idea I have a pair of white crocs somewhere - off to search for them - have a good day - Jane

15 Jan, 2016

 

Wow!!!!

15 Jan, 2016

 

Oh Sandra! I just love your plant arrangements.

15 Jan, 2016

 

You have so many great ideas Sandra , brilliant!!

15 Jan, 2016

 

Sandra what a great idea, have never seen a giant croc before, what is it made of btw? love these idea, you could write a book, love the boot also.

15 Jan, 2016

 

Ha ha......they're fantastic Sandra! Love the baby croc with the big daddy, they really are perfect for planting up aren't they? Looking forward to seeing them as they progress.....won't Myla love living at your nursery and all the whacky ideas Grandma has....:))

15 Jan, 2016

 

Great stuff - are you going to sell them?

15 Jan, 2016

 

Twice!!! Thanks Terra

Do it Jane....don't forget the pictures.

The giant croc is made out of the same stuff Dd2. I bought it for 4 pound at a boot sale. Look up Sasquatch dog beds.. 99 POUND! It started the croc planting!

No Stera they will stay in the tunnel till the are rooted and growing then we'll I just don't know.. But I will find somewhere for them to go. Maybe hang them up or fix them to a wall

Thanks for all the lovely comments and encouragement.

15 Jan, 2016

 

You do have some great ideas Sandra, I too think the little pink one looks good with big daddy, lol, keep collecting, at this rate you'll soon have your own croc edged walkway....

16 Jan, 2016

 

Oh Sandra, clever you. Your innovation and enthusiasm is brilliant.

16 Jan, 2016

 

Well, who would have thought it, they are perfect for planting into. Thanks for showing us. I know what to do with the grandchildrens old ones now.....they look great.

17 Jan, 2016

 

i am looking forward to using my new granddaughters ones in the years to come Homebird...and her wellies!!!

17 Jan, 2016

 

I once saw a wall feature made from an old wooden pallet with shoes and boots pinned to it and planted up another one maybe for your recycling artwork Sandra! I keep saying I will do one but never get around to it!

17 Jan, 2016

 

They're brilliant Sandra :) I love the little baby one lol :D

17 Jan, 2016

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