3 Easy step-by-steps to your BICYCLE OF BLOOMS
Turn that rusty old bike with flat tyres that’s been sitting in the garage into a work of garden art with paint and plants. You can find old bicycles at garage sales and online trading sites, too.
Gather your supplies
Secondhand or vintage bicycle Spray paint Wire basket Woven basket Plants
You’ll also need
Coloured twine; hessian; plastic sheeting; trowel; potting mix
For you to note
• Use exterior-grade paint.
• Punch drainage holes in plastic basket liners.
• Natural fibre twine, such as jute, may eventually rot, but synthetic twines won’t.
STEP 1 Working in a well-ventilated area, spray-paint the bike, including the tyres.
STEP 2 Attach wire basket to back of bike with twine.
STEP 3 Line wire basket with hessian and plastic.
STEP 4 Tie woven basket to front of bike with twine.
STEP 5 Line woven basket with plastic.
STEP 6 Fill both baskets with potting mix using a trowel. Position plants, fill around with mix and firm it down. Water in.