boxed beauty

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Outdoor Inspiration -

Cre­ate a colour­ful set­ting with a vi­brant DIY planter box. It can be as sim­ple as paint­ing the things an old tim­ber crate, or build­ing some­thing more elab­o­rate like this box with its trel­lis back­ing for climbers. If start­ing from scratch, first con­struct a solid tim­ber frame for the box and use gal­vanised nails or screws to at­tach outer boards and bot­tom. At­tach trel­lis to box. Sand, then ap­ply a self-prim­ing ex­te­rior paint in your favourite colour. Line in­side bot­tom with tin and drill a few drainage holes. Rather than fill­ing the box with pot­ting mix, sim­ply place pot­ted plants in­side. You can also at­tach cas­tors to move it around ac­cord­ing to the sea­son.

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