Drainpipe planters

Not everything needs much work.  A great upcycle is using old drainpipe as planters.  I have used both recycled offcuts and bought drain specially for growing strawberries, micro salad and garlic. Both in my greenhouse and outside. Most are watered by a solar pump connected to an old olive barrel.  Some have proper ends toContinue reading “Drainpipe planters”

Olive barrel water butts

Recycled and upgraded olive barrels, bought from Bunker Hill Nursery can be used for both planters and water butts.  I have used mine for the latter.  You can buy taps to drill in, but water butts are not expensive, and you run the risk of leakage.  Trying to keep my garden as self-sufficient and environmentallyContinue reading “Olive barrel water butts”

Pallet planters

My wife kindly helped start my pallet journey with a course on how to make pallet planters. These are amazingly practical and versatile planters for the garden or allotment.  I make them in two lengths and they are really designed around the wood taken from a cut up Eurolight pallet. No waste! The large planterContinue reading “Pallet planters”