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Discussion in 'Container Gardening' started by Dave_79, May 17, 2019 at 1:49 PM.

  1. Dave_79

    Dave_79 Apprentice Gardener

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    On a journey I do a lot, I keep seeing an old tractor tyre painted white and filled with colourful plants. I’m up for doing something like this, perhaps just with a normal car tyre though.

    Anyone done it? If so what type of paint do use you, and do you prime it first? All I know is to paint it a light colour as black gets too hot & can damage the plants!

    I guess you just push some kind of wooden base into the lip of the tyre and drill holes in it. Is there much more to it than that?
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    There used to be a craze for using a car tyre and turning it inside out with one side still attached to a wheel.
    Not seen that for a while.:biggrin:
     
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    Yes did some for my father in law, even did some cut like a tulip.:biggrin:
     
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      Sounds dangerous, even more so if planted up with Petunias

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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          Is that what they call a run flat tyre.
           
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