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Affordable planters


my wife and I are planting out our back garden, and wanted to keep major plants in big planters. Looking for a contemporary look

The ones we've seen are too small and yet with big prices. Does anyone have good suppliers for affirdable (and good looking planters, probably plastic)?



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  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,652

    Build one out of timber from a builders yard.

    Or for the stone trough look, use two cardboard boxes and a bucket of concrete to make a trough (remembering to use an old bit of pipe to make a drainage hole) then paint the outside with watered down yoghurt. Give it a year or two and it'll look properly old (or crumble to dust, depending how good you are at concrete).

    Or use the interlocking clay 'bricks' that use a glue rather than mortar - look up 'porotherm'.

    Last edited: 30 August 2016 09:03:19

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  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    We went to a builders yard and got some sewer / manhole cover squares - about £10 each, extremely heavy - place on the ground, dig soil and add compost inside,  open ground for the plants to grow in, they look like big containers, and cannot be stolen - what's not to love?  Can be painted with masonry paint.  

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