I found a cool site today called WebEcoist
which has some wonderful projects on it that I want to add to our garden. So I thought I would make a list of things I want to make or have in our garden.
A new outside table: this one
is made out of recycled pallets. When I made John’s playroom
I moved his table inside and so I no longer have a little table outside to put drinks and things like pegs on so I want to make this one. Check out WebEcoist
for other cool things you can do with pallets. Pallets also make great firewood. I never did make this as I got a free table
off freecycle but never say never.
I want a sandpit for John as he is enjoying playing in the new garden we’re working on
. My girlfriend had a big tractor wheel in her garden that used to be a sandpit when she was a child so I thought I would find one to put in our backyard. I’ll need to make a little cover for it to keep the moggies and rain out! I like the idea of using a tyre as these are just going to go into the tip anyways so I like that these will be reused. Also when the kids have grown up you can grow veggies or berries in the tire. A woman I met the other day had a sandpit made from an old door frame which is also a cool idea. Though the door frame we took out of our place is rimu so we’ll be reusing that in the house. We made John a sandpit check out how we did it here
I’m the process of putting in a rain collection system
. I have already bought a wine barrel and we just need to hook it up. Fun.
I like these wall tyres for planters as I still have an ugly wall I want to cover so maybe a few tyres would be cool filled with herbs? Or maybe some veggies? More cool tyre recycling ideas on WebEcoist.
I’ve always loved these teacup bird feeders. They look so cute and a great use for unusable or broken crockery.
Lastly, I think I want a worm farm. I’ve had one before but I wasn’t gardening at the time so I didn’t really have a use for it. Now though I get worm wee from a friend so I might want my own. We’ll see as I didn’t like having a compost bin all too smelly for my liking but I would like to have my own supply of worm wee.
What do you want in your garden? Any other ideas on what I can use as planters?