An old colander can be turned into a nifty hanging home for dry-loving plants
YOU WILL NEED:
Old metal or plastic colander
Strong ropes or chains
Hooks strong enough to hold a container of plants and water (try your garden centre) – one per hanging basket
Plants such as Mediterranean herbs, ivy or succulents
1 Cut the liner so it fits in the colander and attach your rope or chains.
2 Screw your hook into whatever you’re hanging the colander from.
3 Mix your compost with the water-retaining crystals and fertiliser.
4 Put a little compost in the bottom of the colander, before arranging your plants. Fill in the gaps around the roots of the plants with more compost.
5 Hang the colander from the hook – water it well, once it’s up.