Saturday, February 11, 2006


Isn't this a beautiful sight!? The first in what i hope might become a large collection of old water tanks. It is rather manky at the moment with a drainage hole in the bottom. I don't intend to use it for water though, probably as a planter.... Posted by Picasa

11 Comments:

Anonymous HB said...

I have a great big ugly heavy ball-breaker of a cast iron bath in my back garden. God alone knows ehat I'm going to do with that!

Saturday, 11 February, 2006  
Blogger Mike said...

How about plumbing it in and having a luxury hot tub in the garden? Or boxing it in, knocking a few holes in the bottom and using it as a planter for something invasive like mint or just mixed herbs? Or turning it upside down hammering it to shape and making a steel (well iron)drum to entertain the neighbours.
All the best, Mike

Saturday, 11 February, 2006  
Blogger Mike said...

How about plumbing it in and having a luxury hot tub in the garden? Or boxing it in, knocking a few holes in the bottom and using it as a planter for something invasive like mint or just mixed herbs? Or turning it upside down hammering it to shape and making a steel (well iron)drum to entertain the neighbours.
All the best, Mike

Saturday, 11 February, 2006  
Anonymous Heymou said...

This will be what a big water tank. If you use this as a planter, I can plant a long Japanese radish. This seems to be usable in various uses.

Sunday, 12 February, 2006  
Blogger Mike said...

I hadn't thought of japanese radishes, heymou, I'll bear that in mind, thank you.
All the best, Mike

Sunday, 12 February, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you thought about using it for something delicious but invasive, like horseradish and maybe a mint collection? It'd look nice covered in that cement and peat mixture, with alpine flowers growing from the sides, by the way (I forget the name).

Sunday, 12 February, 2006  
Blogger KT121 said...

Hi Mike!I'd plant a blueberry if I had a good-sized tank like this or make a container herb garden.Growing carrots sounds good,too.

I was absolutely delighted to see your comment on my blog....Have just got back from a farmer's market in search of J.artichokes!!Unfortunately,the only ones we found were the knobbly ones in a not-so-nice condition so we didn't go for them.On the long bus journey home,I thought about ordering some from a seed marchant but as I need only a few,I wasn't sure what to do.Your kind offer made my day...Thank you so much!

I've looked for your email address on your page but didn't see any.Could you email me(address's on my profile page)then I'll get back to you. Thanks!

Sunday, 12 February, 2006  
Anonymous Heymou said...

Hi Mike!
I am very busy on shooting now. Therefore, I cannot renew my Blog for a while. I am holding very very small photograph exhibition on my blog while I am busy.
Please check my Blog. And please leave the comment.
Spring is just around the corner ,Today we have very comfortable weather like spring in Tokyo.

Tuesday, 14 February, 2006  
Blogger Mike said...

Thanks Heymou, I'll check it out.
All the best, Mike

Wednesday, 15 February, 2006  
Blogger Emma Kitteridge said...

Yes - I'd agree that's a very nice tank - you could always use it as - mmmmmmmmm a Tank! It's amazing what 'thinking outside the box' brings up!

Emma K

Wednesday, 15 February, 2006  
Anonymous Mike said...

Emma you are 'thinking inside the box'!

I must say though that as far as boxes go your chicken house is superb. I had a look in a hurry yesterday and resolved to leave a comment about how wonderful they are later. Did you design them as well? Either way - I'm impressed.

Thursday, 16 February, 2006  

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