Wooden planter lining

Third and final post for the day (I promise).

ive ordered some planters for the patio in which to grow some soft fruit. They are pressure treated timber and while the smaller one comes ready lined the larger doesn't. As they are chemically treated and I'm going to have to paint them to match the rest of the wood work I want to line the un-lined one so I don't poison my soft fruit (And myself).

Any suggestions on what to use as a liner? The planter is 180x40x40cm so I'll need plastic min. 120x260cm. was thinking pond liner but that's relatively expensive. 



  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 16,805

    Ordinary black plastic will do.  DIY stores usually have it on rolls so you can get it cut to length.  Otherwise just slit some of the thicker grade bin liners to open them out flat.  Overlap as necessary and don't forget to make drainage holes.   Staple it in place.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 14,927

    I use empty compost bags and staple them to the inside.

    SW Scotland
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