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Hello All,

I am the latest entrant to your wonderful forum. I hope to learn a lot from all of you and hopefully increase my skills slowly.

I have been reading about container gardening for a while now and then I thought of browsing through my own backyard. And there it was, an old toilet, just sitting there!

So now I have it all cleaned up, minus the cistern and the pipes. I have filled the holes which allow water to come in from the cistern into the pot. I have placed it on the ground against a wall.

I started with filling the bottom part (it is quite large actually), with river pebbles and sand. After filling the pot about halfway with this, I added shredded coconut husks (of which we have plenty from our own coconut trees) and finally, added good garden soil to the top, ending 2 inches below the rim. The level will go down as I add water.

So now my new potty is ready for taking in some seeds/plants. I have ordered some really nice marigold seeds online and they should be delivered soon!

Will try to keep updating this!

Happy gardening.

Sucheta



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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-11-2013 08:53 AM

This is such a great idea. And this version is very “artsy”, with the shell-effect of the lines. What a lovely addition to the garden.
I look forward to seeing the updates.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sucheta

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posted 02-11-2013 11:00 AM

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for your comment. That was my very first one! Yay!

The old toilet happened to be `artsy’, but yes, I guess that will add a certain extra panache to the final effect.

Will post new pix.

Sucheta

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jroot

5066 posts in 2289 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 02-11-2013 01:06 PM

I did this at a former house in Fergus. Mine was placed near the driveway with nice flowers in it. One day, I went to get the newspaper, and noted that it had been stolen. I guess someone else liked the idea. I have not seen a bowl quite as fancy as yours. Very artsy indeed.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Jimthecarver

111 posts in 1184 days
hardiness zone 8b

posted 02-12-2013 01:06 AM

Good idea…I hope to see updates of this fine porcelain planter.

-- JTC

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sucheta

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posted 02-12-2013 02:43 AM

Hi,

Jroot, that’s terrible to have your work stolen! You look like very a calm being! I would have been hollering around.. :).

JTC – will be posting soooooon!

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sNoWcOnE

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posted 03-05-2014 03:42 PM

Good job!! You can also use bathtubs and sinks too. I’ve seen someone that attached their old sink to a tree and filled it with flowers.

-- sNoWcOnE

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