has anyone made Gabion style garden containers?

I would like to make my own large outdoor planters, they dont need to move position, and I thought I could make baskets about 5cm wide from wire mesh of some sort,and fill with spare stone chippings. Any advice or thoughts much appreciated. In an ideal world i would recycle something instead of stone chippings, but thats too much to start with! Thanks.

tulakalbeyo2 years ago

i'm also interested in how to pull this off... this is as close as i've come so far as to how to actually do it:

http://gardendrum.com/2012/04/21/how-to-build-a-gabion-wall/

GardenDrum-CStewart-11-gabion-wall-lower-level-packed-upper-level-cage-assembled.jpg
If you like recycling try using colored bottles.

When I was a kid we got rounded flat stones from the lake shore to build decretive walls and walk ways.

Joe
So what do you need to know? You can use bailing wire or zip ties to secure the ends of your wire mesh together.