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Collection of small succulents & cacti in food tins & terracotta pots on a bench in our garden

These colourful old tins looked a bit too pretty to put into the recycling bin.

Collection of small succulents in two cardboard boxes in our garden

A small collection had been sitting under the kitchen sink for months… but what to do with them?

Collection of empty, used food tins

Initially we thought herbs, but we’ve always liked succulents and we’ve seen some lovely little groupings in magazines & Pinterest – often in a selection of nice pots sitting on a windowsill. It suddenly struck us that these tins would be perfect.

cactus planted in a pimenton dulce tin

Succulents & cacti come in such an amazing variety of sizes, shapes & colours – perfect to compliment the different tins.

Collection of small cacti in terracotta pots in our garden

We also put some in small terracotta pots. Fortunately we live about a mile away from Gordon Rigg Garden Centre and they had a great selection – we bought more succulents than we had tins! They cost between 65p & £1.50 each so it didn’t break the bank! We saw bags of tiny crushed shells in the aquarium section of the garden centre and they finished the containers off perfectly.

Detailed view of a small, spiky cactus in a small smoked paprika tin in our garden

The tins are now dotted around the kitchen and the pots in the bathroom. We’re very happy with the results – they look great and virtually look after of themselves.

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