Today, despite the weather being less than wondrous, I was feeling brave and decided to have a go at my second, and hopefully last, big project of the year.
Last week I bought a bit of guttering so I could make a couple of planters for my strawberries. Today I got the whatsits in hand to get them together and erect them on the wall.
I started off with putting a couple of battens onto the wall. I used 3 pairs of 2″ screws because of the potential weight.
I daresay I could hang a fair bit more than 2 planters on that!
I then made sure to get them level, very important when there is a chance of water being in there! I then attached the hangers ready for the planters.
Once I had the fixings up I then spent some time on the planters themselves.
I filled them both with compost. Normally I don’t use it but this time I used a Miracle-Gro mix to make sure the plants get a good start.
Then I put the plants in.
I picked up 4 sets of plants, 2 of each type, Albion, Honeoye, Symphony and Elegance. I kept them separate because if the labels go missing I don’t want to have to play a guessing game!
I’m thinking I should mark the planters too?
Once they were made up it was time to put them up on the wall.
You may think it was set a little high but I had to consider that I normally have a bench against that wall and I wanted it high enough that I don’t have to worry about people sat at the wall end smacking their shoulders all the time.
In the end I think I did a good job.
I may well put in a drip feeder at some point… But to do that I will be talking to a friend of mine who does plumbing. B-)