As well as our allotment, we also sow and grow in our (albeit bijou !) garden. We love to find new uses for things and make them our own.
Mr O found these old tin containers, in which we ‘lasagne’ planted bulbs before Spring. It was lovely to see the cheerful Daffodils, Grape Hyacinth and Anemone burst into life, the first colour in the garden this year and still in bloom now, as we finally move in to summer.
We recently painted this old ladder and secured these colourful Ikea plant pots to it (with strategically placed holes for drainage !) The job was done just in time to put half of our Asparagus Peas into them (the other half intended for the allotment). Peeking behind are our potatoes, which are growing like the clappers and seem to like this spot in the garden.
This wicker basket was being thrown away by one of our fellow allotmenteers, and has now found a home in our garden as a planter for our Lavender and (appropriately named ‘Johnny Jump Up’) Viola.
Mr O built this shed from off-cuts of wood and skip finds – it’s happily withstood one winter so far, and this spring we’ve given it a new coat of paint and little shelf for some pots of Marigolds, Calendula and Nasturtiums.
Any suggestions for upcycling ideas on the allotment ?