It’s amazing what you can find at the bottom of your garden Last week I was hunting for some broken pots to use as drainage and I came across a stash of terracotta pots I’d forgotten I had. So, as I had another Juncus Spiralis plant (the curlywurly plant in my Sizzling September post), what better than to mosaic a wall planter.
This was the perfect two day project.
Wandering around Sunbury Antiques Market with some friends this week I came across this pretty green bottle. I love the colour and the warning on the side!
I also found a beautiful clay tile with lovely earthy colours.
We’d been to this antiques market a few weeks earlier and it was then that I saw something that brought back childhood memories.
No, not the Scalextric – the funny wire things! Hands up if you remember them or have even seen them before. I went home that day and rang my sister to tell her what I’d seen and to describe a table full of funny wooden blocks, which I assumed to be hat molds.
But, I just couldn’t forget the wire things and regretted not buying one. So on our next visit to the market I went in search of them again. Do you know what they are yet? Here’s a clue:
They were for storing your clothes in at the swimming pool, before lockers were introduced! Each had a number and was placed in a clockroom while you had your swim. Anyway, I wasn’t leaving the market without one this time because I’d had time to imagine what it would look like in my garden filled with plants
I couldn’t find a basket liner to fit so I made my own out of hessian and a black bin liner. I’ll probably find something to adorn the coat hanger part while I’m waiting for the plants to spread out and climb.
Looks like something hitched a ride back from the garden centre!