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Cherry3Cherry3 Posts: 35

I am the lucky recipient of an old butler's sink in good condition which I would like to use in the garden---id there anything special that I should do to it before setting it up with plants? And what would readers recommend--a herb garden in it or an alpine garden???

Eagerly looking forward to your ideas---image



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  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Why do the roots need to grip the inside of the sink, Philippa?

  • Cherry3Cherry3 Posts: 35

    Are  you saying that all these ''sinks'' we see with plants in, have an interior lining---seems a lot of ''kerfufle' if I may say so? I knew I had to ensure good drainage, then thought you just popped plants in, with suitable compost.-------image

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800, I would LOVE  one of those image

    Cant advise in compost etc as would have no idea myself, but personally I would have it as a herb garden image

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  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    I have one image and I made an alpine garden


     My plants didn't seem to have any issues growing! Hahaha!



  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,769

    Would love a butlers sink, wouldn't cover it up. Would use mine for a small rockery garden.

    Think I should put this on the envy thread Panda image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    My butler sink was, what I consider, cheap, £30. I got it from a place that sells that kinda stuff. image Not much help, sorry image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Actually, I think if I could get one (especially for £30) I'd have it in the kitchen!  My new stainless steel one is so thin it bends when you turn the taps!

  • Never had a problem with glazed surfaces in sinks. Not aware that any alpine growers do anything to the inside surface. Air will "stop" a root but why should a slippery surface? Glass, ceramic or plastic works fine for me.

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