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Step-by-Step Planting Riddles and Flour Sieves

This feature takes the humble flour sieve 'new or vintage' and gives it a makeover with a coat of paint, to create attractive containers for small, shallow-rooted spring plants.


GAP Photos/Nicola Stocken

Feature No:   4935 

Qty of Images:    37 


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A tour of a local garden centre in late winter invariably produces a variety of small bulbs, potted and in bud, ready for planting in larger displays amongst them, cyclamen, windflowers, dwarf daffodils, scillas and chionodoxa. These blend perfectly with annual violas, Bellis perennis in white, pink or red shades, and small ivies which will take over from when bulbs are over, creating a display that lasts for up to several months. A brief internet search reveals a selection of possible bentwood sieves, sifters and colanders, vintage or modern, and ranging in diameter from approximately 18cm—30cm, and in heights up to 18cm. These containers hold a limited amount of soil, so it is essential to use a soil-based compost rich in nutrients to keep the display going and retain moisture well.



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