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What would you put in this old Belfast sink?

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Draylon Fri 13-May-16 12:50:19

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Draylon Fri 13-May-16 14:15:30

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shovetheholly Fri 13-May-16 18:35:47

A lovely selection of alpines, in gravel.

shovetheholly Fri 13-May-16 18:36:22

(Honestly, there are LOADS of nice ones!! Not just the usual suspects, which I agree are a bit boring)

SugarPlumTree Fri 13-May-16 18:38:09

I might be tempted to put some herbs in there if you're not doing alpines.

Draylon Fri 13-May-16 19:48:45

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funnyperson Fri 13-May-16 19:52:11

Nice sunny spot near a window
I suggest lavender rosemary sage and thyme
Or fruit such as blueberries
Not coleus unless you are a real fan

SugarPlumTree Fri 13-May-16 20:07:20

80 coleus seedlings - is this a distraction from exam season ?! i was thinking exactly what FP suggested, maybe some chives as well and let them flower.

Cathpot Sat 14-May-16 11:46:30

I've put strawberries in mine this year in the hope that being off the ground will result in less spoilt fruit.

soggyweetabix Sat 14-May-16 11:49:39

I've moved mine to a bed, blocked up the plughole and use it as a pond, which is currently inhabited Jerry Springer the frog grin

Starman16 Sat 14-May-16 11:56:10

draylon I wouldn't write off alpines, I have pots in my garden that get left out all winter and have been fine for the past two winters - as long as they have decent drainage and you don't pick anything too fussy. I've got sedum, saxifrage, lewisia (this gets the most upset by persistent rain but has not yet died!), thrift.

Mine are just coming into flower now and they look ADORABLE. So dinky grin

Draylon Sun 15-May-16 17:55:15

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colleysmill Sun 15-May-16 18:19:07

I have one of these and I use it as a herb garden smile I've found it works really well.

They are unbelievably heavy even when empty so as long as you don't decide to move the thing it can look lovely!

funnyperson Sun 15-May-16 19:58:48

Looks brilliant!

Draylon Mon 16-May-16 20:35:54

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FleurWeasley Wed 01-Nov-17 11:20:43

@Draylon I was just wondering (belatedly!) what you have your sink mounted on? I'm thinking of doing something similar.

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