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How to make a recycled bike planter

While I’m not altogether convinced that a model is required in the above image, hats off to Dremel for a great bit of marketing. They’ve sent out a guide to making a planter out of an old bike, which is a great recycling idea and gives a kitsch feel to the garden without breaking the […]

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Garden loves #10: Sandcastle planter

Bring a touch of summer into your home and fight off the Autumn blahs with herbs in a bucket. At £19 apiece, these ceramic sandcastle planters are a tad pricey but they’re rather beautiful too. Of course, there’s nothing to stop you from using sandcastle buckets instead, as long as you put drainage holes in […]

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Lego for grown ups

OK, it only counts as recycling if you happen to have kids that have outgrown their Lego (which may be tricky, given I’m not entirely sure *I’ve* outgrown it) but this planter from the Bob blog is adorably kitsch – and great inspiration. I’m now seriously considering making a Chanterney carrot windowbox with a Lego tractor ploughing it. A […]

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