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DIY planter!


DIY planter!

I made this out of two water tanks. I cut the top off the bottom one and filled it with soil and then placed the top one .......... errrrr on top!



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Brilliant Ian and do you know what I just had my central heating re-vamped and they took out the old water header tanks .... DAMN! never thought of doing that with them.

13 Nov, 2009

 

Cheers Bob :~))

14 Nov, 2009

 

Great idea Ian. Hard to tell what size it is from this photo. Dimentions?????

14 Nov, 2009

 

Great idea Ian. Now what are you going to do with the ball cock?

14 Nov, 2009

 

You can be a real "think tank" sometimes, Ian! :-)

14 Nov, 2009

 

Oh Pipsqueak don't encourage him, please!!!!!!!!

Brilliant, Digger!
Now what are you going to do with the ball cock?

Hiya, Bob!

;-)
xxx

14 Nov, 2009

 

What! Innocent me, encourage Ian:~))
I was only referring to the orange ball behind LoL :~))

14 Nov, 2009

 

;-)))))
xxx

14 Nov, 2009

 

Lol! Lovely bit of recycling, Digger!!

14 Nov, 2009

 

You're getting artistic as well as flowery !! Well done Digger ! ;~)) lol

14 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

Gilli I've just braved the elements to go and measure it and the bottom one is 24" (61cm) by 16" (41 cm) and the top one is 16" (41cm) by 12" (30cm) (all measurments are approx. and the management can not be held responsible for any errors there-in!)

Pip and B. The ball cock will be put to good use in another project that you will have to wait for. (once I've come up with one!!!!!)

David, Dohhhhh! ;~))

Cheers Hatter and Sue. :~))

14 Nov, 2009

 

Great idea Ian.........

14 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Holly. :~))

14 Nov, 2009

 

Clever idea, Ian. You could always cut the ballcock in half and fill it with bird food (using Clarice's recipe) !!

14 Nov, 2009

 

Wow.....thanks for braving the gale for me Ian....aproximate measurement would have been just fine. :o)

14 Nov, 2009

 

Thats a brill idea Gee, :~))

Only the best for you Gilli!

14 Nov, 2009

 

Nice to see you recycling Ian, instead of dumping......brilliant idea.....

14 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Milky. :~))

14 Nov, 2009

 

so what plants have you put in it?

14 Nov, 2009

 

Gilli !!! You wicked woman ! lol ;~))

14 Nov, 2009

 

Hi SBG, I had some Oxalis, Ixia, Ranunculus and Californian poppy! in pots that I had got cheap and was trying to see if they would grow, so they were handy and put to good use. Lol

I don't know what they will look like next year but I can always change them around. I thought strawberries would look good in there?

14 Nov, 2009

 

oh yes a good planter for strawberries. i thought that was an oxalis :o)
nice.

14 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you. :~)))

14 Nov, 2009

 

Hya Bscott.
Ian I just posted on Fluff's beer pic. Went to Asda today and they have Guiness 440ml cans 10 for £7 thats if you like it that is, I do but not a lot of it, will do for the xmas stash tho'.

14 Nov, 2009

 

Lol Bob, I answered over on Fluff's blog. I used to drink it with cider but not any more!!!

15 Nov, 2009

 

Nice one Ian :o))

15 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Carol. :~))

15 Nov, 2009

 

ooo..Guinness and Cider! Isn't that a 'Black and Tan' Digs???? LOVE Guinness, hate cider ( unless it's pear )....
Hiya, Bob!
xxx

15 Nov, 2009

 

B, have you had 'vintage' Cider ?

Someone gave me a bottle as a gift a few years ago and .......... oooh, it was just like Champagne :-)))
Veeery nice !

(I loathe the usual Cider stuff)

15 Nov, 2009

 

I always thought Guiness and cider was a black velvet?

15 Nov, 2009

 

No, I haven't, Louise....I just don't like the usual cider, and I've tried 'proper' scrumpy ( Somerset ) too....yuk! I think I prefer apples in a pie, to be honest!!!!
;-)

15 Nov, 2009

 

Not a bad place to put them! I just like eating them. Lol

15 Nov, 2009

 

Yep, I think you're right, Digs...a Black and Tan is Bitter and Mild, half and half....or is it??? I can't say I've ever drunk any of these concoctions....but there's a first time for everything!

;-)
xxx

15 Nov, 2009

 

I think a black and tan is stout and bitter? but I could be wrong!

15 Nov, 2009

 

Gracious! All those mixtures! Makes me glad I don't drink! LOL.

Good idea, there, Ian. Don't forget where the Oxalis are - put a little marker in, as they'll disappear soon, and they pop up really late in the spring, when you think you've lost them! :-))

16 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks for the advice Spritz. I just put them in because they were to hand! ;~))

16 Nov, 2009

 

Did you get any flowers on them this year?

16 Nov, 2009

 

No unfortunatly not this year as I was very late in putting them in!

16 Nov, 2009

 

good idea ian. :o)

18 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks San. I like recycling just about everything and anything if I think it will work!

18 Nov, 2009

 

Ian, like the recycling! I especially like unusual containers, and oxalis? One of my favorite happy little plants; they pop up everywhere around here. Hope to see some blooms on yours... Are they purple?

20 Nov, 2009

 

I've no idea, to be honest Hmhb! They have been identified as 'Iron cross' if this helps?
Can I ask you a question? You see I have a thing about usernames and how people chose them (See my blog about them!) and I was just wondering what yours meens and how you came by it? If it's a personal thing I'll understand if you don't want to share, no problems! :~))

20 Nov, 2009



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