We had a piece of guttering that was closed on both ends.... I checked the decks and found that it was a perfect fit for this spot. I was actually surprised that my guys didn't make fun of me on this idea...
My Mom and Dad are visiting... this is the first visit after Dad's open heart surgery a few months ago.
When An Emergency Strikes
With one of our sons helping,
Dad drilled holes in the bottom of the gutter, for drainage... about every 10" or so....
At one end, there was a large hole for a downspout... I put some plastic with a few small holes, over it before putting dirt in. Landscape fabric or screen would have been better, but I was using what was handy. :) It works.
Dad is improving-it has been slow and he still has to be careful, but he wants to help also... and I am needing to find little jobs for him... ones that do not tax him too much, but that also keep him busy. I appreciate his desire to help...and the work is helping him also... we all need to be needed.
We all agree it looks great and is a nice addition to that area. I planted some annual flowers in it... and also some mint. The mint should smell wonderful when we have our picnics on the deck.
I would love to add another one of these to a shady part of the deck for lettuces... seems it would be great to have it so accessible to me and NOT to the rabbits! :) I will be watching for a nicely-sized piece of guttering with ends, for that project. Maybe this year, maybe next... we'll see.
We will have to be careful to give the plants enough water as it gets pretty hot here in the summer.... and dry and they could dry out quickly. For now, with all of the rain we are having, it is doing great. :)
I hope you have a great week....
Dishing It and Digging It