We’ve just added a dozen of these galvanised metal containers to our garden – the tall shape is a give-away as to their original use.
They’re actually vintage flower sellers’ tubs that once housed the long stems & blooms. A few holes drilled into the bottom and they were ready for their new role as garden planters.
Over the years, we’ve replaced most of our terracotta pots with galvanised containers. We just love the colour of the metal and the small details such as seams & rivets. There’s a great variety in size & shape which makes a collection visually interesting. Dolly tubs, tin baths, water tanks and buckets all make great planters. Another huge advantage is that they don’t break or frost shatter like terracotta and pottery.
We decided to grow all our culinary herbs in this batch of pots – and they’ve taken very well to their new homes!