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28/11/2012 at 18:25

28/11/2012 at 18:28

28/11/2012 at 18:58

Very detailed planting inside the tyres

Did it take a lot of time?

Might not be any where like that with my planting. Lot more looser with my planting

28/11/2012 at 19:28

Wow! How many clips are there? The swans, the different designs, the methods of turning inside out - what alot of info. Very interesting and inspiring.

I bet you never thought this would happen when you began this thread!!  

28/11/2012 at 20:15

con neumático de carretilla

http://imagensubida.infojardin.com/sube/images/klz1324200612d.JPG

 

28/11/2012 at 20:18
28/11/2012 at 20:18
Lidia Cabanella wrote (see)

con neumático de carretilla

http://imagensubida.infojardin.com/sube/images/klz1324200612d.JPG

 

"with truck tyre"

Crikey-Gardengirl fancy a go with a truck tyre?

28/11/2012 at 20:25
sotongeoff wrote (see)
"with truck tyre"

Crikey-Gardengirl fancy a go with a truck tyre?

wheelbarrow 

no tiene alambres de acero y se puede cortar con tijeras, muy fácil

30/11/2012 at 18:35

Hello

If I got a truck tyre I think I would keep it the same way around - be impossible to turn inside out -  just paint it.   A wheelbarrow tyre is different, not sure about having a go at one of these - I think I will keep to car tyres eaiser to get hold of.

A strange question -  what do you do with the middle bits that are left over, the circles/ rings?

05/12/2012 at 10:28
05/12/2012 at 18:04

Well here's how far we have got with the tyre planters at Sholing.

  • Took the tyres to the station
  • Made the ground ready for the planters to sit on
  • put in place (Few people wondering, by the looks on their faces, what we were doing) they did not talk to us though
  • Then tricky part - filling with soil - quite a big thing to do, as station has a slope to the entrance to the platforms.
  • So the free topsoil that I nicely dug up out of a ladys garden into bags was in the car but had to get to the platform
  • With a small half size skate board and 2 x plant pot wheelers ready to help us we put the bags of soil on them and pulled them down the slope (or got pulled down the slope ourselves as some of the heavier bags do go down faster that the smaller ones).
  • Only managed 3 bags at a time but that was enough when they want to go different ways.
  • Soil put into planters, heavy lifting up to planters but did it. Breaking up the soil making it level with a trowel as we filled the planters.
  • One done ,Two done................and then another day later and lots of back pain three done  this day...................Five done all together.
  • Took for some pictures  so here they are

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16380.jpg?width=350

 

 


 One large planter with wheel rim still in now you can see as the stand of the planter.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16382.jpg?width=350

 

 


 The tyre that we managed to turn inside out with the same petal pattern

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16383.jpg?width=350

 

 


The three tyres that we did another day two turned inside out whith the inner rims cut out to be able to turn them and one just with the top cut off to make planter larger.

Not painted them yet, not sure if going to - have to wait till dryer weather

Hope you enjoyed the reading and the photos?

What do you think?  Do you like tyre planters?

I think this is a good work out

23/12/2012 at 12:24

A few plants have been added will post more when the flowers have grown a bit bigger

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17114.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

14/01/2013 at 21:56

Hey just adding a few more pictures as a few plants in flower some primroses

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17609.jpg?width=237&height=315&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17610.jpg?width=268&height=313&mode=max

 

 

21/06/2013 at 22:22

Well nearly there just need help with the last tyre to make into a planter this one seems not to want to go.

So if anyone lives in Southampton and wants to help out on Sunday 30th June at Sholing Valley Study Centre in Station Road at 12 pm ish  then please join us

ro3
17/10/2013 at 10:40

Hi GardenGirl.. I am currently renovating the outdoor space in a local nursery school and LOVE the idea of colourful tyres to plant in. Please can you let me know how you managed to paint your tyres as I am lost for how to do this! 

Thanks!

01/12/2013 at 19:16

Hello ro3 - I have not painted the tyre planters, you can use masonry paint to paint them and a brush

here is an update of the tyre planters done

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34793.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

this one was done on Saturday planted up with daff and tulips and crocus

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34797.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34798.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34799.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

these ones were just weeded and covered with more dirt

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