Day 3: galvanised steel

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

Note to self: not the best way to treat your hose attachments in winter – they don’t like the frost.

Note to self: not the best way to treat your hose attachments in winter – they don’t like the frost.

Blue-grey, white fleckled, preferably with a bit of moss and algae – there’s nothing quite like the patina of galvanised steel in the garden, particularly in winter. I love scouring flea markets and eBay for old planters and watering cans, though boot sales remain the best bet for a bargain where folk are clearing out their sheds, rather than cashing in on a decorating trend. You can buy them new, but older pieces have more heft, and feel like they have stories to tell.


Sign up for the newsletter below

Name *
Name

Click here to sign up for daily #gardeninspo365 posts and blog updates direct to your inbox.


Hello! I’m Andrew, gardener, writer, photographer, and owner of a too-loud laugh, and I’m so pleased you’ve found your way to Gardens, weeds & words. You can read a more in-depth profile of me on the About page, or by clicking this image.

Follow