Save old car tyres from going into landfill by recycling them as fun planters for your garden. Look for small tyres that are flexible.
Gather your supplies
• Recycled rubber tyre
• Geotextile fabric
• Potting mix
• Selection of plants (we used a mix of ferns)
You’ll also need
Chalk; utility knife; jigsaw with metalcutting blade; drill and bits; screws
Step 1 Using chalk, draw a wavy line around top edge of the tyre.
Step 2 Make a small incision along line with the utility knife. Insert jigsaw blade and cut along the line. Put cut-out to 1 side – this will form the base of the planter.
Step 3 Put tyre on ground and turn inside out by holding in place with feet and slowly turning over the edge.
Step 4 Place flipped tyre over base. Line bottom with geotextile fabric, ensuring it fits well or cut to fit, as needed. Secure lining to tyre edge and base with screws.
Step 5 Position in desired location in garden. Part fill with potting mix, plant up and backfill. Water well.