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Belfast Sink Ideas

Hi All, 

Yesterday, I got 3 Belfast sinks all a bit worse for wear but I have given them a good clean and touched them up with ceramic paint and am hoping to fill them all with plants tomorrow.

One of them I am using as an alpine garden and I just wondered if anyone had ideas for the other 2, I was thinking possibly herbs but OH has told me several times we already have a herb garden (but it's too small!!).

Thanks image



  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    I still like the idea of a pond image Someone suggested sealant for the cracks and the plug. Worth a go?

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I quite like that idea too Panda, but still uncertain about attracting frogs with the hounds about, not only do I not want them killing wildlife but they are poisonous for dogs image

    Ive been googling and they all seem to be filled with pansies or alpine gardens.

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Mini veg garden? Also saw a rather cool themed one with frothy white plants and plates image 

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    When I googled it came up with an old (2012) thread from on here where someone grew various types of basil in a sink, with one that flowers and attracts butterflies/bees at the back, that is definitely a contender at the moment.....seen as Basil is my favourite herb and I love the smell so much image

    Frothy white plants and plates Panda??  Have you been on the bamboo again?? image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    It looked quite good OL image Promise image

    Hey there's an idea . . . . bamboo!! image

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I don't think they are deep enough for bamboo, I did notice though that Potty Gardener (I think that is her name) had bamboo in a pot in one of her pics,  it looked really good image My OH wants bamboo so may get some in a pot, it most definitely is not going in the garden!!

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    I'm thinking bamboo in a pot too image Great minds image

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I'm now thinking of getting my sis one in a pot as a wedding gift (only part of!). She loves pandas and i am taking her to Edinburgh zoo for her hen night to see the Pandas (hopefully!) You'd get on really well with her Panda image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    She sounds like a top lass OL image

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,243

    Hi, Tracey, you could grow mint in one, to 'contain' it rather than let it go rampant in the garden. Or make a little rock garden in one, pale blue or white trailing lobelia and saxifraga or corydalis solida,.any other small flowered plants   Pics please Tracey, image

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