Today is a Bank Holiday and we've spent most of it in the garden planting the vegetables that should see us through the summer months. Last year we were pretty much self sufficient when it came to salads and vegetables. We now have 5 vegetable beds (with a sixth one on the way next weekend) but we've still managed to run out of space, so I've been hunting around the garage and garden for vessels to plant in.
Old clay pipes are just perfect for garlic.
I added a few to our herb garden. Mint, chives and parsley look very at home in them.
I adore old terracotta flower pots. This one I picked up at a garage sale for 10cents. The metal wall sconce was a dollar.
We tend to use mixed leaves everyday. These wooden fruit boxes sit just outside our back door so that we can grab handfuls of salad whenever we need it.
I found this metal laundry bucket at the local Op Shop. Mr Tread Softly drilled some holes in the bottom for me and I planted a beach grass and some white trailing labelia which, in time, should spill over the top of the rim.
Using what you have instead of spending goodness knows how much on pots from the garden centre, kind of makes complete sense to me.
Before I sign off, do you mind another photo of Trumpet? It's just that he was looking particularly photogenic today!
Until next time..