Having small children we have inevitably have a supply of old small Wellington boots. What is it with children and wellies? Or perhaps it’s just my children? Every time we buy a pair of wellies we try to buy a decent pair, so they don’t wear out. Then inevitably they do just that, or the children’s feet grow! Anyway, this leaves us with a fare share of wellies to recycle. What to do with them? Well, one use I’ve come up with is to use them as planters.
First you need to drill drainage holes through the soles of the wellingtons. Then put some polystyrene or other crocs in the bottom to help with drainage. Fill the boots with compost and then plant your plants in the top. I’ve planted nasturtiums and marigolds this year. They need a good water and will need to be regularly watered, like all containers. But they’ll do fine!
To liven up the fence at the plot I hung the wellies on the fence panels using cup hooks. It’s always nice to be met by flowers as we enter the plot.
It’s a great idea 🙂 we’ve got his and hers Wellies on our plot 🙂 it adds character and a great way to reuse something that you would normally throw away! 😀
Thanks. They can dry out quickly though. So need to keep topping them up.
I popped lavender in mine so they’re a bit more hardy, our water pipe is on our plot and the always seem to get sprayed and get a good water 🙂
That’s a good idea. Lavender would do a great job. Thanks.
Hehe no probs 🙂 great food for the bees too!