Tyre Planters

Discussion in 'Container Gardening' started by Dave_79, May 17, 2019.

  1. Dave_79

    Dave_79 Apprentice Gardener

    Joined:
    May 14, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +7
    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....

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    26,805
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    joinery
    Location:
    Mid Kent
    Ratings:
    +25,987
    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:
     
  3. mazambo

    mazambo Super Gardener

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2018
    Messages:
    528
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Stoke-on-Trent
    Ratings:
    +874
    Yes did some for my father in law, even did some cut like a tulip.:biggrin:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Dave_79

      Dave_79 Apprentice Gardener

      Joined:
      May 14, 2019
      Messages:
      17
      Gender:
      Male
      Ratings:
      +7
    • Scrungee

      Scrungee Well known for it

      Joined:
      Dec 5, 2010
      Messages:
      14,309
      Location:
      Central England on heavy clay soil
      Ratings:
      +23,335
      Sounds dangerous, even more so if planted up with Petunias

      [​IMG]
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • Funny Funny x 1
      • NigelJ

        NigelJ Total Gardener

        Joined:
        Jan 31, 2012
        Messages:
        1,858
        Gender:
        Male
        Occupation:
        Mad Scientist
        Location:
        Paignton Devon
        Ratings:
        +5,860
        • Like Like x 2
        • pete

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

          Joined:
          Jan 9, 2005
          Messages:
          26,805
          Gender:
          Male
          Occupation:
          joinery
          Location:
          Mid Kent
          Ratings:
          +25,987
          Is that what they call a run flat tyre.
           
        • Marley Farley

          Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

          Joined:
          May 11, 2005
          Messages:
          30,113
          Occupation:
          Gardener Councillor Governor Homemaker
          Location:
          Under the Edge Zone 8b
          Ratings:
          +13,078
        • Mike Allen

          Mike Allen Total Gardener

          Joined:
          Jan 4, 2014
          Messages:
          1,029
          Gender:
          Male
          Ratings:
          +1,726
          Even old vynle records have been re shaped to make containers, planters.

          If I may. That picture of the punctures tyre. Such an event can be dangerous, especially at high speed and on caravans. Fitting Tyrone Bands to the wheels prevent this. In the case of a blow out, the rim of the tyre is prevented from sinking into the well of the rim. Most police and emrgency vehicles are so fitted.
           
        • luciusmaximus

          luciusmaximus Total Gardener

          Joined:
          Apr 18, 2014
          Messages:
          2,502
          Gender:
          Female
          Occupation:
          Lost in the Wilderness
          Location:
          Isle of Anglesey
          Ratings:
          +4,993
          Tyres can be used to create ponds too. I think there was someone on here awhile back who did that. I remember the photos but not the member's name.
           
        Loading...

        Share This Page

        1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
          By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
          Dismiss Notice