The Mobile Leylandlatch Thingy (It's called a 'Thingy' because I don't know what else to call it! Any ideas? Contact me.)
Add an element of surprise to your garden. Provide some 'instant impact', a splash of colour or some extra height to your garden.
1. Get a garden fork, shovel or fork; an old one will do, even one from a charity shop, it might even look and feel better.
2. Drill a hole through the upper part of the shaft, about the size of the hole in the top of a Leylandlatch, where the screw usually goes.
3. Bolt a Leylandlatch onto the shaft. You could drill several holes and bolt on several Leylandlatches if you wish.
4. Push the tool firmly into the ground, perhaps among those boring dormant roses, or among some plants that aren't in flower, or some dull spot that needs a lift.
5. Slip a terracotta pot into the Leylantlatch, perhaps with some flowering plant in it, or a bright coloured succulent, a bromeliad or some seasonal 'eye-catcher.' You could use a painted pot for a more 'arty effect.
6. Stand back. Say WOW!. Call friends. post photos on-line. And tomorrow you can shift it somewhere else.
This is a good way to add some humour to your garden, as well as a spot of colour.
This gizmo also makes a good gift for gardening friends.
A leylandlatch bolted through the wooden handle of an old garden fork. The original fork was rusted, and the metal top grip a garish colour. A quick coat of grey neutralized the distracting effect, and the fork soon gained an old, weathered look.
A touch of colour can add a quirky point of interest.
The 'thingy' is hidden among the leaves, but the handle and plant is bound to draw the eye, and get a comment or smile.