So, Spring got me thinking about one of my favourite garden books 'Planted Junk - Gardening with recycled containers' by Adam Caplin. It's a fabulous book aimed at inspiring the use of found objects and unexpected containers for garden planting.
The book is full of great ideas for finding different objects to use as garden containers and practical advise on matching suitable plants for certain pots - but best of all it's getting people to think creatively about recycling. Finding planters for the garden doesn't have to be expensive - scour your local tip shop, second-hand shop and hard-rubbish day and put some throw-away items to good use!
It's a lovely book to flick through and inspire your next gardening project.
I love the use of brightly coloured cardboard boxes, woven bags - and even soy milk containers!
The San Pellegrino drink cans are ideal for smaller plants, and I just LOVE the use of retro patterened enamel, ceramic and tin cannisters. Very cute!
Used tomato tins and even old childrens toys have been transformed into colourful garden accessories
I've blogged about my little garden before here and how I love to plant with unusual containers. Above I've planted succulents and aloe plants into old teapots, and I also found some terracotta pipes at a salvage yard which I've used to plant two differett types of succulents.
I'm always on the look out for old kitchen-related pots to use for planting, last year I found some tin teapots and a fab yellow saucepan!
Following on with the kitchen theme I've used old metal saucepans and a colander - and I've even got some plants housed in woks and steamers in a different part of the garden!
Planted Junk is available on-line here: