The word faux is a really nice word,somehow it does not seem to mean false, just a kind of copy! I had read about making these stone looking troughs or flower pots and again it was on my list of things to try.With my supply of donated flower pots I decided this was as good a time as any.The first pic is of the completed trough or tub filled with compost waiting on plants.
I began with a plain white plastic tub, it does not have to be white it can be any colour.Glue ,I used PVA which was painted on thickly and left to get tacky and either sand or I used a mix of small stones and sand, sold in the builders suppliers as 'filling'.
It is not a quick job to do as each side is pasted, shake on the sand thickly and press down to dry, I also did the opposite inside edge. I left it overnight each time but if it was sunny and warm it would probably dry faster.The first side drying, when it is dry shake off the excess leaving a thin covering.
The final application and it is completed only to wait for it to dry out.
I have not been gardening or blogging for the weekend, busy catching up on housework and on Sunday my student who is from land locked Switzerland wanted to go sea kayaking so I made arrangements for him to go to Sandycove near Kinsale on Sunday. This is the class of beginners coming up the river after spending 3 hours out.We drove back around some of the coast from Kinsale to Roberts Cove to Fountainstown and Crosshaven.It was a lovely sunny afternoon and there were a lot of people taking advantage of the time to walk or sit in the sunshine.