A big shout to our good mate Jim N who sent us pics of these great planters he put together last month. All the wood was from Wickes, that at the time had a deal on decking boards (4 for the price of 3). The small planter cost just under a tenner for the wood, and the big one just over twenty pounds. The tin of paint was £13, which was enough to cover the above two planters plus a couple of others he had as well.
With the large planter, over loosely spaced slats across the bottom it was lined with weed suppressant membrane which lets water through. Into the bottom of that was a layer of crocks to help with the drainage then potting compost. As it’s raised off the ground a bit by the slats at the bottom, any excess water just drains out. They’re looking good Jim and we’re loving that blue!