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Extract from Make It and Mend It • By Clare Flynn, Clare O'Brien, Hilary Bruffell, and Anne Caborn • Published by F+W Media

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Here is an example of re-using something that has passed its usefulness.
Often we assume if something is old and not needed it has to be sent to the dump. A little imagination can give old rubbish a new purpose and a new home – in this case, out of the fireplace and into the garden! Here is how we upcycled a grate basket into a garden container.

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  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Upcycled Garden Planter - Step 1
    Step 1

    Prepare the liner
    Cut a piece of felt liner to fit the grate basket. Lay the liner over the grate, pushing it into the corners, and cut round the edges. Cut it slightly bigger than the grate, as it will drop down when you add the compost.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Upcycled Garden Planter - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fill and plant
    Fill the planter with general purpose compost and trim back any excess felt round the edges. Plant your herbs and water well. Don’t let the container dry out.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Upcycled Garden Planter - Step 3
    Step 3

    Suggested herbs
    Try a mixture of sage, thyme and dill, plus nasturtiums to give some
    colour and to trail over the edges.

    Tip
    If the container is shallow, keep it well watered. Add some water retaining
    crystals to the compost to cut down on watering frequency.

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dippydiscoball
dippydiscoball · Los Angeles, California, US
Cool repurposing
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