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Echeveria Pizza Planter

Echeveria Pizza Planter

Anyone for some Echeveria pizza ?

This afternoon I had some up-cycling gardening fun. I needed to move some Echeveria glauca in my garden as I'm about to remove a retaining wall where they're planted. So I decided to make an "Echeveria Pizza" planter!

I'd previously collected some galvanised bin lids and stored them for a "one day when" project ... and today was that one day when! I do like to think creatively about how I can use left over items, otherwise known as "treasures". I think that these bin lids make an interesting planter for my garden. 

So after flattening the lid a little with my feet so that they lay flat and then hammering a few holes into it for drainage it was time to add the potting mix and the succulents. It is a really simple little project, and I always find it satisfying to achieve quick easy projects. The lid is shallow so they'll end up being placed in a semi shaded position in my garden so that they won't dry out too quickly. But once they settle in and grow it'll make a great little carpet of succulents. 

 Beginning to place each succulent into the lid

Beginning to place each succulent into the lid

Each new piece of Echeveria was cleaned of all the dead leaves and left with a stem of approximately 2-3cm. Sometimes they were shorter but that is okay. Each piece was then positioned in the lid and spaced evenly. They will grow larger so keeping enough space for growth is a good idea. 

 The finished product. It just needs to settle in and grow now!

The finished product. It just needs to settle in and grow now!

After a few weeks of settling in, the roots will begin to grow and within a month or so all the individual plants will start to grow and develop an even cover which will look fabulous!

My Dad's fruit tree pruning

My Dad's fruit tree pruning

Up-cycling Wine Barrel Rings into Garden Art

Up-cycling Wine Barrel Rings into Garden Art