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Free Tomatoes with each Labelia

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Free Tomatoes with each Labelia

When we planted up, this 'up-cycled' toilet cistern, we didn't realise that the two Labelia came with four free tomatoe plants.... <];-)) These will be promptly repotted .... I will take a photo in a few months time, if any fruit trusses develop.



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Very original,Alan!

15 Jul, 2019

 

Thanks Julia, I love a bargain and also homegrown tomatoes ... 'fingers crossed'.

15 Jul, 2019

 

Brilliant idea - what is the coating on the cistern?

15 Jul, 2019

 

Colorful display there Alan. Excuse me now. I gotta go!

16 Jul, 2019

 

Hi Sue, it was a very thick plastic cistern (not ceramic). I rubbed it with some really coarse sandpaper to put scratches in the surface then painted it with a very thin mortar mix (sand, cement and water) using an old emulsion brush. I added some york stone masonry paint to the mix. When dry I gave it a couple more coats of york stone masonary paint. I used the same method in the blog I did ..... 1 May 2014 "Old Planter Restoration" (Small Project), which gives a bit more detail. We used to plant in the three holes at the front, but I need to make the holes a little bigger to get the plant root balls in.

Hi Paul, guess your busy at work?

16 Jul, 2019

 

All looks good Alan

16 Jul, 2019

 

ha ha clever re-purposing and colorful display.

16 Jul, 2019

 

Hi Stripes and Paul, thank you.

16 Jul, 2019

 

Nice job Alan! Oh crikey......sorry!

27 Apr, 2020



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