Have you seen those wooly pockets that they are selling in the stores? Nice idea, I thought. I'm sure I could do that. But then I frequently think I can do things and find that, actually, it isn't as easy as it looks. This time I was successful. I am tired of buying those coir inserts for the hanging basket in front of the potting shed. They deteriorate quite rapidly helped along with the birds who pinch the strands for nesting materials.
It was really more of a re-purposing. As D walked by me he said, "Oh, the bridge table cloth!" He was right because this is what once was the felt tablecloth I made for our round glass top table when we play bridge. It was becoming a little pilled so I gave it a new life in my wall planter.
You can see the planter has seen better days but I am hoping the plants will take care of that as they grow. I lined the felt with some freely draining weed barrier and then just tucked in the felt. When I watered yesterday a little gecko shot out and up the wall. It looks as though he has moved into one of the folds int he fabric.
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