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Discussion in 'Flowers & Roses' started by Lavender2, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Jul 7, 2014
    baymule

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    Get a solid core tire. Most home and garden stores have them.
     
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    Jared77

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    Too cool! Thank you!
     
  3. Jul 10, 2014
    Lavender2

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    :) Every time DH sees me using this wheelbarrow he comments on how it would make a better planter, and why don't I use the big wheelbarrow... I guess I'm lucky he does not know it could be worth $50. :D

    Some day it will be a planter, but right now the wheels still work just fine, and there's only a small hole. Sentimental value too I guess, it used to be my great aunts wheelbarrow.

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  4. Jul 10, 2014
    thistlebloom

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    I've never seen an old wheel barrow like that with two front wheels. I like the sentimental value it holds for you. :)

    We had to leave my dads old wheel barrow behind when we moved cross country. We just couldn't squeeze one more thing into the truck. It's an old metal contractor type with pipe handles and a solid wheel. Weighs as much as a baby elephant. I remember dad and my brothers hauling endless loads of cement for a gigantic retaining wall dad built with it. We left it with my bil, but he may not still have it. :(
     
  5. Jul 10, 2014
    ninnymary

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    Lavendar, what a beautiful wheel barrow! It's so special when it belonged to someone in your family.

    I saw a rustic yellow one that was only $15! I loved it but it was 2 hours away. :(

    Mary
     
  6. Jul 10, 2014
    lesa

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    I have had my great grandmother's wooden wheelbarrow (with a metal wheel) in the garden as a planter for many years. I would say it is time to throw it out. The wood is just too rotten. I will save the wheel and use it for decoration in the garden, but the wood is done. Dh says it is better for me to have wheelbarrows with holes in them. I have a bad habit of filling them and leaving them outside when it rains. Oops! Sometimes I exhaust myself pulling weeds and I just don't have the gumption to wheel the weeds out to the back 40. What can I say?
     
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    digitS'

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    Smart Red

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    That is what I am hoping DS will make for me sometime. I would use a metal wheel though -- just for decoration in the front yard.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2014
    Jared77

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    Lesa sounds like you need a garden cart with collapsible side rails and a square codder pin to attach to your riding lawn mower.

    That's what I have here and it's a blessing. Trying to work smarter not harder.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2014
    thistlebloom

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    I finally took some pictures of the 4 containers I did for a client.
    They were planted about 3 weeks later than I would have ordinarily got them in, so they haven't reached their full potential. I'm waiting for the calibrachoa to tumble down the sides, and the coleus to get more height. But this is them in adolescence :D.

    I used a lot of the same material in all 4, with a couple of change outs.

    These two are mostly full sun, with some bright shade for an hour or two about midday.

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    This one is in deep shade most of the day. The coleus is really wanting to get leggy because it's so dark. I had some white bacopa spilling out of this one, but apparently something broke it. It was all dried up and dead when I got there to water.
    It made a big difference, really brightened up that Obsidian heuchera. But it would have gotten very unhappy there in the dim light anyway.

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    This one is full sun for half a day, then bright shade after that.

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