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I want to put a plant pot around the base of a wooden pole I have in the garden but I can't take the pole out first. So I need either a pot that splits so I can wrap it around or a design of, possibly, a wooden one I can make. Any ideas?
Take a jigsaw, cut a plastic pot in half vertically then glue it together around the post, or;
Take an angle grinder, cut a stone pot in half then cement it together around the post, or
Make a timber planter, following any design, but do all your cutting and drilling first to make sure that it is easy to assemble around the post.
Could you use a half barrel? Cut a big hole in the bottom and slide it over the pole from above? Or make a square versailles-type planter around the pole. I made one of these out of decking boards (they're pressure treated so won't rot for years). Bound to be a 'how to make.." on google/you tube. Putting soil around said pole will rot it eventually though - would that be ok? If not, tightly wrap the part of the pole concerned with thick bin bags to give it some extra protection from damp.
I think I might have a go at making a wooden planter. I've always fancied giving it a go.