A wine barrel planter adds an air of dignity to a
garden I always think, they just seem to ooze wisdom and age. It's that look of ole world charm that I love.
These are some of the photos I took on my travels
in Cornwall in 2014 showing some different cuts and styles. There is no doubt the English have an amazing ability to showcase flowers better than any other place I have been to.
There are various different types of cuts you can chose from
Preparing the wine barrel for plants
I found this fascinating site where two young women have had great success planting vegetables this way.
They are very heavy
The barrels can become extremely heavy once full of dirt and can get upwards of 120 kilograms or 265 pounds which is something to seriously think about if you are placing it on a balcony or wooden verandah.
Ask if the supplier can also plant the garden for you
I have seen advertisements on the net where you can also get the supplier to come to your home and actually place the plants in the barrel for you. This would save time and if you are not sure how to plant successfully it might be something to consider. You could see how they are doing it and give it a try yourself for the next season.
These are an excellent use of reclaimed oak kegs and are very easily managed once set up. Remember to add plant food every now and then so you can maintain a heathly garden.
You can plant flowers and or vegetables, it is only limited by your own imagination.
Who knows, you may even sit by your own wine barrel planter and drink a glass of wine some time. Sounds good to me.