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archiepem, looks good already.....amazing what you can find in skips
It does look good, Archie. So satisfying to recycle things, too.
This looks a really interesting project,what is at the bottom of your steps ,where the spade is?
Chelsea next year?
Tina here's the painted pot with the phormium. I put a base coat of PVA then used emulsion and a top coat of outdoor varnish. Left the rim but I may do it cream. I've used masonry paint before to do them as they don't need a top coat but I liked the colour of this emulsion I already had. It got 2 coats then the varnish.
Looks good Archie think that's the beauty of gardening you can use almost anything to create something to catch your eye from most discards. As i was told & showing growing up on the farm there's a use for everything in life and more so now as things are on small or no budgets.
I did a similar thing at last house Archie as we renovated all the pond edge to give us a path and it had a steep bank near the entrance to the drive. I built a step which doubled as a seat next to a little beach area. The intention was to put a couple more in like you're doing but I left before that got done! I think I have a pic of it. I re used some of the paving from a bit at the rear of the kitchen where they were unsuitable anyway. It's great to take a 'fresh' look at bits of your garden and doing it yourself is very satisfying. It'll be good to see your transformation over the next month or two!
Like the two tone effect of the pot Farygirl,will definately be giving this a go,lots of odd bits of paint around.
I always give our old gnomes(inherited heirlooms) a lick of paint at this time of year.
GillyL- it's a good way of unifying your colour scheme and doesn't cost the earth. I needed to repot the phormium and as I don't want to buy too many expensive pots just now I just got a bog standard one at a tenner- it's about 40/45cm diameter. Doesn't take long to do.
The pot looks good Fairygirl, I've been to a crafts taster today and painted a small one. Does the PVA act as a base coat?
Thanks Fairygirl. Will be transforming a couple of mine. Bit weary of my terracotta pots. Only cheapo ones anyway,
I am never going to complain about how windy it is again, after watching what's gone on in America. So upsetting to see the destruction and, even more so, those young children being so brave. We are very lucky.
Hollie the PVA seals the pot-( just like when you need to paint new plaster on an interior wall) otherwise it soaks up the paint and you'd need loads of coats. It gives you a nice smooth surface for the paint too. I once saw someone do it in vertical stripes- they put masking tape on and used two colours.
We could start a new craze....
Verdun will have 'pot envy'.......
are you listening Verd??
I'm right in thinking that PVA is glue that dries clear? Mines more of a tie dye (splodgy) finish, but I'm pleased with it. Also had a go at decorating flip flops
Well that is a day wasted. Woke up and took son to collage as he had missed his train. As he only had 1 lesson I waited for him. As a result had a little nap when I got home. Only woke up an hour ago.It is dull and feels cooler so all I have done is go out and search for lily beetles.
Like the pot Fairygirl.
Archie those steps are looking good.
Jess- I would think that potting your bean would be a good idea.
Dove and Matty hope you both have wonderful holidays.
GILLY L .at the bottom of the new project where the spade is left the path steps . down to a paved area in front of the summer house a nice cool area when the trees is in leaf . ps theres a sone bench to the right cut in to a hedge bank made from a 4ft slab . that i did a few years ago call it 6 years ????
Archie I would love to see pics of it all
Wot a cleva fairy you are! Sounds good to me.
Is that "dads pot".?
That PVA glue is good too for a base coat for a cement mix for pots
bev . yep will do .when i get five minutes i will take some pictures .. bit of mess at the moment . you can do a lot in a small area .
told you its a mess bev ps photos taken from the path steps under my arch of ivy and holly
No not Dad's Verd. This was just a bog standard one from B&Q or Homebase. This is Dad's...I don't know who or what 'Canning' is or where he got it either!
I think Swiss Sue deserves a medal for seeing off that spammer.
Love the painted pot Fairy G, did you use the PVA full strength or diluted?