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Whiskey Barrel Planter x2 Styles

Discussion in 'Container Gardening' started by The Unusual Fruit Garden, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. The Unusual Fruit Garden

    The Unusual Fruit Garden Apprentice Gardener

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    I just took delivery of some whiskey barrel planters I ordered online, one is the standard round half barrel but the other is a full barrel cut length ways to make a cradle style planter, quite unusual I thought so made a quick video to show them for anyone interested as it wasn't actually listed on eBay but was pictured by a seller who sold me one after enquiring.

     
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      Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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      Thanks for showing these @The Unusual Fruit Garden as a neighbour as a round one and made his into a water fountain and my sister had one for years done as a well...they're very sturdy [​IMG]
       
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      Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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        silu gardening easy...hmmm

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        I have 5 cut in 1/2 ie 10 huge Whisky barrel planters (think they are the biggest you can get which makes them really good for planting in as they don't dry out quickly). I grow mainly Tulips and Lilies in mine as neither last that long grown in the soil here while in the tubs I have Lilies which must be about 10 years old and going strong. Obviously the drainage is very good making the difference between the bulbs surviving and not.
        Luckily Diageo have a bonded warehouse fairly close to where I live so with a little bartering I got the barrels (whole) for not a lot of money:). The warehouse guy had even bothered to pin the barrels for me which was a great help . We had to go and get them and then saw them in half. I cannot say that this was a trying task as the fumes of Whisky coming from the barrels as we cut them was divine AND there was about 1/2 pint of Whisky left in each barrel:Wino:.
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          Omg just look at these beautiful ideas from using whisky barrels :wow:

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            Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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            Well members this is ideal if your outside and you either need a good warm or for making a :coffee: :yahoo:

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