Another post on the same theme as the last one !
Although I don't intend the blog to become simply a repository for information on making garden planters, there's no doubt that it's the flavour of the month in our household...
The wife wants to grow some ornamental grasses, yet we've no specific location fixed in our minds and so we'll put them into planters that we can move around for maximum effect.
Grasses tend to be quite shallow rooted, and therefore we don't need an excessive depth to the planter. I decided to try out an idea I'd considered before, namely to make some planters out of old car wheels.
It doesn't really matter if they're steel or alloy, they can be prepared in much the same way.
I found some on eBay from a seller just a few miles away, three alloy wheels off an old Saab 900. I've actually owned two Saab 900s in my life, but the last time was around 25 years ago and so I can't imagine there's a huge market for their old wheels these days ...