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Train Station Gardens

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 14:25

Bike not at sholing, it is in a different station, I like too.

Nice of people to donate items and plants to help at stations look attractive. 

We bought a few plants and got our money paid back from the three rivers rail - they are a non profitable business, just to make journey nice for commuters, isn't that nice of them and with help of volunteers- to keep stations looking good for others.

 

car tire planters

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 20:26

Hi all

Thought I would show you a photo I took of the tyres before doing anything.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15632.jpg?width=487&height=283&mode=max

 The 2 tyres from freecycle - dont look that bad do they? Well I think they look ok.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15638.jpg?width=431&height=283&mode=max

Will take more pictures as I get any further along.

The tyres look good two different tyres slightly but should look the same when turned inside out, (but it nice to have a slightly different look anyway), when I get that far I will try and put more pictures on then.

I will try not to forget pictures, it is nice when people comment on how things look and help out along the way.

So Thank You very much for people who have posted so far.

 

 

car tire planters

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 14:54

No have decided to leave the tyre wheel rims on and make it like an extra stand to make a bit higher/ taller - like the third picture I posted of the two black pots.

I will have to take a before and after picture when I try and do it soonish.

car tire planters

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 12:42

Think I will go with a wavy shape for one tyre maybe for both, like the ones in the picture above.

car tire planters

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 19:04

Thanks Sotongeoff for recommending freecycle.

I asked if they still had the tyres and they did.

I hadn't got anything off freecycle before so this is good to get the tyres for free, managed to get them this evening so will have to look at them in the daylight tomorrow but do feel just right.

Have to design the tyres shaping at the top and get ready to cut out.  

Just a lot to be done now, to cut the tyres and struggle to turn them inside out, will have to see if they look good black colour before deciding whether to paint them.

But I think it is going to be hard grafting ahead. What do you think?

 

car tire planters

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 19:23

Could make one like this with their wheel rims still on.

Found image on a website these one look good

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/117666-tyre-planters

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15588.jpg?width=364&height=316&mode=max

car tire planters

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:48

The tyres on freecycle still have their wheel rims, do you know if a garage would take these off for free if you asked them to?

car tire planters

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 14:48

Thank Sotongeoff will have a look at freecycle

Very underweight hedgehog found on doorstep

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 22:13

Was that on Autumn Watch they said about 650g.

I saw one before that tv show in the day and it only looked small and I did not weigh it.

Gave a few biscults before it went into next doors garden.

car tire planters

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 19:55

So I guess to put it in the right place to start with and don't try and move it when it is full of compost and plants.

So no one would try to pinch it then if they like it?

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