Now that spring has finally arrived and the days are longer and warmer and most of us are now venturing out into the garden I thought I would share some ideas that I have been experimenting with and have turned out quite good…..even hubby agrees!
Don’t get me wrong I am not an expert in the gardening situation, in fact I don’t have green fingers and I have had numerous plants die on me over the years….but I know what I like and try my best to bring my ideas to life, not always successfully and my hubby will be the first to say…. “What the heck is that?” or “That looks ridiculous” etc etc but its a learning curve and there is no wrong or right way to develop your love of the garden and all things pretty.
I picked up these three enamel jugs when I was in France a few years ago and this year I have added trailing plants to them.. if you look closely there is still the remains of last years plant growing through the spout on the jug to the left of the picture!
An old charity shop find transformed into a lovely way for training plants to cascade out of the drawers….there is even a robins nest being built in the bottom drawer!
This was just a plain old random chair….can’t remember where I bought this from which was hanging around in the shed for ages. I gave it a few coats of Cuprinol Garden Shades …..added an old terracotta pot with a pretty plant and hey presto its transformed!
Take a modern side table…give it a coat of paint, shabby chic it with sandpaper…add an old plant pot or milk churn with some pretty plants!
Finally…this was a lovely water fountain that we had in our garden for years but over time the harsh frosts of winter too its toll and a crack formed in the back making it leak…then the pump broke…so it nearly ended up in the recycling bin…but as you can see it makes another planter idea!
So if your in need of some inspiration ideas for your garden I do hope that these pictures give you a new perspective on everyday items than be transformed into useful and pretty planters! The moto for today is….”Don’t throw anything away, give it a new lease of life and put it in your garden. They not only help you recycle, are quite practical, very pretty and most importantly they can provide useful shelter to birds, toads, hedgehogs and other garden life! Happy days. X