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car tire planters

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 14:01

I am in woolston so quite far then.

I am trying not to give up

car tire planters

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 13:33

Hey sotongeoff

Where abouts are you in southampton? Did you have your windows shut lots of bad language going on at my house trying to turn the tyre planter inside out but even pulling it and using a crow bar did not manage to turn any bit of the tyre.

Not fair - will try and keep going not given up yet do really want a tyre planter or two.

This bloke makes it look not that hard to do.

Maybe the tyre needs to be dry and maybe the rubber needs to be warmed up first so bring indoors.

Will try again soon

My effort

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 22:21

Sweet peas look great, mine only had 1 or 2 shoots with flowers this year- much better last year.

Your garden looks really neat, nice arrangement of flowers in your hanging baskets.

I say ferns would camoflage nicely- you can buy all types of ferns black and lots of different greens.

Keep going with the good gardening.

car tire planters

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 17:08

Oh how my hand is hurting - have cut wavy/ flower shape out of one tyre and nearly finished the other.

Didn't think it would be that hard supid me things harder than I thought if that bit was hard then the next bit will be worse. not looking foward to that.

Is this a weed as it is spreading rapidly

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 14:40

looks a bit like a varigated acanthus but not quite sure


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.

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

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?


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