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galvanised herbs container

Post: #228635 scrap
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:59 pm

Sacrificed a couple of coffee-breaks to cut and fold some leftovers from work.
Galvanised sheet metal,and padded with some scraps of thermal insulation.
...Hopefully this will help more of my herbs trough the next winter.
I intend to plant it next weekend with some less-hardy stuff like sage and thyme,
and perhaps top it off with some sedums.

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The insulation,and the drainage gutter.
Plenty of shards around to fill the bottom...a couple of my terracotta's froze to bits this winter. :(

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Re: galvanised herbs container

Post: #228636 Thomzo
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:14 pm

I'm really impressed, that looks just great. I wish I was more handy.

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Post: #228638 scrap
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:26 pm

Thanks,Zoe.
This is not all that hard to make,I'm just lucky to have access to awesome professional tools and machines at my job.
Time is another issue though...that's why I try to keep things simple and straight-forward.
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Re: galvanised herbs container

Post: #228648 Millymollymandy
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:18 am

That's great, well done Scrap! :cheers:
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Re: galvanised herbs container

Post: #228652 pelmetman
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:03 am

Looks really nice. Well done.

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Post: #228664 Green Aura
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:24 am

That's lovely!
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Re: galvanised herbs container

Post: #228671 Carltonian Man
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:50 am

Nice work Scrap. Like the idea of insulating it :salute:

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Re: galvanised herbs container

Post: #228999 mrsflibble
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:10 pm

awesome container.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: galvanised herbs container

Post: #229050 scrap
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:18 pm

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...And planted.
Sage,Thyme, some rather puny Lemon-thyme,Rosemary and Oregano.
Hardly visible among them are small tufts of Sedum acre that I found growing somewhere down the street. :icon_smile:
My herb lexicon listed it as edible too,and it's supposed to be great in a potato-salad.
May give that a go...anyone tried it?
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Re: galvanised herbs container

Post: #229176 Mrs Moustoir
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:26 am

Looks really good - and frost hardy! I've lost loads of terracotta pots to frost damage. It seems every time I move one of my bigger pots, it crumbles into bits - and not just the cheapo ones. :(

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Re: galvanised herbs container

Post: #229184 Millymollymandy
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:20 pm

I put all mine away in the garage or barn over winter!

Love the planting Scrap but I've never tried eating any kind of sedum. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: galvanised herbs container

Post: #229223 MuddyWitch
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:30 pm

So smart, much better than any I've seen for sale...maybe you should go into business?

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