Add character to your garden and personalise the outside areas of your home with items that reflect your taste and unique style.
Soak the pot in water overnight to soften it before you drill the hole.
You will need:
• large terracotta pot
• drill with 5mm masonry
• drill bit
• rubberised bitumen
• rust paint kit
• 30cm black plastic pipe (15mm thick)
• water pump
• wall plug
• plants that will grow in water
1 Fill the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot with putty and leave to dry. Drill a 5mm hole in one side of the pot, approximately 5cm from the bottom.
Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions and paint the inside of the pot with three coats of rubberised bitumen waterproofing (we used ABE Super Laykold).
2 Paint the outside of the terracotta pot, as well as a strip along the inside of the top edge, with rust paint. Follow the instructions on the packaging with care to ensure an attractive end product.
3 Attach the pipe to the pump and secure it with silicone. (We used a Hydro 800 pump.)
4 Remove the wall plug from the pump cable. Thread the electric cord from the inside of the pot, through the 5mm hole you drilled in step 2. Re-attach the wall plug.
5 Seal the hole with silicone. Leave to dry, then conceal the area by applying more rust paint to make it blend in with the exterior of the pot.
6 Place the plants in the pot and fill it with water. Switch on the pump and enjoy your mini water feature.