Containers forum: Home made cement containers

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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Apr 30, 2015 9:49 PM CST
valleylynn said:Can we see a photo of them Linda? Maybe we could start a new thread for Concrete containers?

These are the first concrete pots I made around 1997? Time does fly. The one I mentioned about moss growing around it got replanted and moved to the sun so all the soft moss is almost gone. Only remnants remain in holes/cracks
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 30, 2015 11:41 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray!
Oh Linda, those are really wonderful. I really love the ones with all the crevices. How did you do that? What did you use for forms? And what kind of cement did you use?
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Paddy
May 1, 2015 4:57 PM CST
Nice containers there Linda. I've just knocked up a batch of six concrete troughs to house my rapidly expanding sempervivum collection.
I've spent weeks trying to age them yoghurt and sour milk and various other concoctions.
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here they are now planted up with semps . I still paint them with stuff to encourage moss and lichens.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 1, 2015 5:56 PM CST

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Wonderful Paddy. What do you use, or make your forms with?
Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Ferns Enjoys or suffers hot summers Canning and food preservation Cactus and Succulents Keeper of Poultry
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chickhill
May 2, 2015 6:22 PM CST
@valleylynn hospital bathing pan Hilarious! Hilarious! , a stainless bowl, old flower pot. Molds are lined with light weight plastic bags, when you start adding the mix it causes wrinkles/lines, just try to pull up on liner/smooth down any big folds. Real bagged concrete mix probably Sakrete. Stuck small sticks in for holes.

@paddy Love your troughs & sedum. What form also?
I read somewhere to mix moss and buttermilk and paint it on pots.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 2, 2015 6:57 PM CST

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Thank you Linda for the info.

I have used buttermilk and moss with great success. Thumbs up

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