My Old Bin

I have this old galvanised bin that’s been in the garden since we moved here in 2017. It’s always been empty, I’ve never used it and it sort of gets moved around from here and there. I once considered converting it to an incinerator, but I wasn’t keen on having fires. So it got put in a corner again.

Dusty Bin
After a thoroughly good clean of the garden this week and a need to visit the local nursery, I decided that something had to be done about ‘Dusty Bin.’ In truth, it probably needed to be put in the car and taken to the local recycling plant, but I just couldn’t be cruel to this rotund piece of junk. After all, he’s been here longer than we have and has never been any bother. Always sitting quietly, wherever we put him.

Chelsea Flower Show
After watching the Chelsea Flower Show on the television this week, I saw one of the exhibition gardens had a similar bin, strung up on a wooden beam and where you would expect rubbish to be cascading out, they had flowers. This got me thinking, what could I do similar to my galvanised junk tub? Obviously, I wouldn’t make something as grand as that, but I’m sure if I clean it up, I can grow something pretty in there.

Small Apple Tree Expert
Then I saw a photograph of a similar bin with a small apple tree growing in it. I fell in love immediately and thought that’s what I want. A small apple tree, if there’s such a thing, it would be perfect, not only for the bin but for the garden too. So, tomorrow, with all this continuing sunshine, I shall be scrubbing away at the bin and getting it clean and spotless for a new lease of life. I now need to find a small apple tree and fortunately for us, I have been told we have a small apple tree expert living close by. I love it when a plan comes to fruition!

If anyone is interested in potting small fruit trees, here’s a page from the experts. Website.

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47 Comments
  • orededrum
    May 26, 2023

    Very nice !

  • derrickjknight
    May 26, 2023

    A good wheeze. Mary Tang, who isn’t able to blog any more, grew large productive fruit trees in large pots beside her house.

    • Trev
      May 26, 2023

      Thank you, Derrick 😊

  • derrickjknight
    May 26, 2023

    This was in Sydney

  • almerighi
    May 26, 2023

    it’s one of those good old zinc buckets of yesteryear! So beautiful! Keep it, it will become a family memory (maybe you could put dirt in it and plant flowers, greetings from Italy

    • Trev
      May 26, 2023

      Thank you 😊

  • John
    May 26, 2023

    I’m glad that you found a good for the old bin, Trev, an apple tree is a delicious idea! Let’s see the the finished project. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

    • Trev
      May 26, 2023

      Thank you, John. Yes, I will post something when it’s finished 😊

  • Carolyn
    May 26, 2023

    What a lovely idea, Trev. I do like it when things can be re-purposed. Unfortunately this means I have quite a collection of items sitting around waiting for that particular purpose and soon I am going to have to get hard-hearted! Good luck with your project. Keep us posted!

    • Trev
      May 26, 2023

      Thank you as always, Carolyn. I will certainly show it off when it’s finished. 😊

  • Eileen
    May 26, 2023

    Great idea – looking forward to seeing the results.

  • luisa zambrotta
    May 26, 2023

    I think it’s a wonderful idea

    • Trev
      May 30, 2023

      Thank you, Luisa. πŸ™‚

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    May 26, 2023

    Trev, I’m so glad that you’ve found a way to use Dusty Bin. He will be pleased to provide a home for an apple tree πŸ™‚

    • Trev
      May 30, 2023

      Thank you, Rosaliene, I’m sure he will be pleased as well as myself. πŸ™‚

  • delphini510
    May 26, 2023

    I was thinking whilst reading, don’t throw it away, it could be used as an unusual
    planter. And you scrubbed and polished – hurrah – and now you have to show us the little Apple tree in. :)) Well done.

    miriam

    • Trev
      May 30, 2023

      Thank you, Miriam. As soon as it is planted I will show it on here. πŸ™‚

  • Herb
    May 27, 2023

    I hope you’ll be sharing pictures with us.

    • Trev
      May 30, 2023

      I certainly will, Herb, thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Lou Carreras
    May 27, 2023

    Trev, I think that using it for planter is a great idea. There are a number of dwarf varieties that would look great.

    • Trev
      May 30, 2023

      Thank you, Lou, yes, you’re right, there seem to be quite a few dwarf varieties. πŸ™‚

  • SusanR
    May 27, 2023

    What a wonderful idea!

    • Trev
      May 30, 2023

      Thank you, Susan. πŸ™‚

  • Going Batty in Wales
    May 27, 2023

    Good Luck with your dwarf tree – keep us updated!

    • Trev
      May 30, 2023

      Thank you and I will keep you updated. πŸ™‚

  • Peace Truth
    May 30, 2023

    Happy Birthday Trev πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’―πŸ’₯πŸ’₯β˜˜οΈπŸŒΎπŸ€πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸ’“

    • Trev
      May 30, 2023

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2023

    I too love to read silly old things. We are all in the same silly World. So be silly and smile always.

    • Trev
      May 30, 2023

      Thank you and I will. πŸ™‚

  • Shahnila Hassan
    June 1, 2023

    Cute

    • Trev
      June 1, 2023

      Thank you. 😊

  • Jim Flanigan
    June 4, 2023

    You can’t just get rid of an old bin.

  • surrealartpsychonaut
    June 6, 2023

    How short is the small apple tree expert that lives nearby? (-;

    • Trev
      June 6, 2023

      πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  • AOC
    June 6, 2023

    β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜†

  • Anonymous
    June 6, 2023

    I love it. Looking forward to next years apple blossoms.
    I just posted something similar, but mine is about my future rose bushes.
    I scheduled the post, so it would be up for a few hours, but you see it soon. 😁

    • Phyllis Moore
      June 6, 2023

      Sorry, didn’t mean for the above to be anonymous. Will leave my name now.

      • Trev
        June 7, 2023

        That’s ok, thank you, Phyllis. 😊

  • 100 Country Trek
    June 7, 2023

    Thanks for sharing this. Anita

    • Trev
      June 10, 2023

      Thank you, Anita. πŸ™‚

  • christinenovalarue
    June 8, 2023

    πŸ–€πŸ–€

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    June 15, 2023

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  • cattalespress
    June 27, 2023

    I can relate to this post, and it’s SO funny! You have great insight and wit!

    • Trev
      June 29, 2023

      That is very kind of you to say, thank you very much. 😊