From NZ Gardener magazine
Rose Hughes makes a dual-purpose planter, the perfect pretty-yet-practical accessory for the summer garden.
Your will need: Pot approx. 500mm tall – I chose a fibreglass/cement composite pot, paint brush and roller kit, Resene Concrete Primer, Resene test pots in your chosen colour, Resene Concrete Clear, PVC pipe – 700mm x 50mm, saw, weed mat or similar, pumice – I used 2 x 5-litre bags of perlite root mix as a substitute, 25kg easy mix concrete, 4 x 300mm dowel offcuts, Potting mix, Plants, umbrella – the 300mm coolaroo mix & match umbrella frame & ‘cherry’ canopy pictured were kindly supplied by Mitre 10.
Cost: Excluding paint, plants and umbrella: $150
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