Last updated on 5 April 2018
DIY expert Misi Overturf turns discarded plastic pipes into a beautiful planted garden, and a vertical one at that – the best solution for small spaces
What you need
- Plastic pipes (10 cm and 7.5 cm diameter)
- Measuring tape
- Polyurethane adhesive
- Contact adhesive
- Landscaping cloth
- Jute webbing
- Plastic buckle
- Potting soil
What to do
- Measure and mark the pipes, and cut them up into 15cm lengths using the handsaw.
- With the pipes standing vertically, arrange the pieces into a pattern of your liking.
- Glue the sides of the pipes together using the polyurethane adhesive and leave to set.
- Apply contact adhesive around the base of the pipes. Place them on the landscaping cloth and leave to set.
- Cut off the excess landscaping cloth using the scissors.
- Attach the jute webbing around the pipes using the contact adhesive and use the buckle to fasten the two ends of the webbing together.
- Fill the pipes with potting soil and plants, and suspend them from a wall by the webbing.
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