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22 Apr, 2012
I know them better as "Belfast" sinks got your capitals mixed up a bit I think ;)
You could try this idea and convert them into 'stone' troughs;
That sounds great as I love my Belfast sink, have had it in the garden for nearly 25 years. Quite a few members have add photos of what they have done with theirs. Mine is planted up like a miniature rockery with small stones sitting on the gravel. I covered the outside with a mixture of compost, cement and yoghurt which over the years has weathered and grown mossy. I stood it on bricks (well hidden underneath) so that I could give it some space and leave the metal part of the plug whole intact for drainage. Do put them in their final positions before filling as impossible to move afterwards.
I have a large Belfast (Butler's) china sink too, & for many years I have been planing to plant it up with suitable tiny alpines ... there is a good photo of a number of planted-up ones in one of the blogs above. My sink is still lanquishing in the garage, but I truly must make a promise to myself to make a start on that in the summer ..... as we are now in our autumn on this side of the world, that gives me a few months to still 'think about'. Good luck with your venture. I have seen people make up whole miniature garden scenes in their sinks, with small iron gates & little swings ... I guess they use dollhouse furniture that will take being outdoors.
23 Apr, 2012
I made a mini pond out of mine....see one of my blogs.
Do show us what you plant in them :o)
the large one by the shady back door has spring bulbs and then in summer in recent years pale pink/lilac busy lizzies, followed by cyclamens in the autumn.
a very small sink has violas and 'black grass' in it.
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