old tyres

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by MrsMacGyver, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. MrsMacGyver

    MrsMacGyver Apprentice Gardener

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    hello everyone! so, has anyone ever used old tyres stacked up as planters? Since moving house a few years ago, I really miss my roses and would like to grow some in containers, and as I have access to old tyres, wondered if they would work.
     
  2. Fran

    Fran Gardener

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    Yes - subject to them being deep enough, and kept fed and watered. Tyres can be used in exactly the same way as other planter - but I'd line out the dead space between the rims or if you can turn them inside out.
     
  3. Mrs cloudy

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    Hello Mrs

    I once uses old tyres to grow a good crop of potatoes. As they came up i added another tyre and soil to earth them up. It worked fine.

    I havnt tried them as more permanent planters though but cant see why they would be a problem.

    Cloudy
     
  4. MrsMacGyver

    MrsMacGyver Apprentice Gardener

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    Thanks for your advice, I'm going to try this Autumn. My problem is that 6inches under part of my back garden its a quarry! Concrete, tarmac, bricks, paving slabs, old pipes - I could build a house with it all! So, as I'm way past the age for creative landscaping, I'm taking the easy way out and paving it.
     
  5. Fran

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    Let us know how they do eh!

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