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cdhs80
A lovely article with some inspirational ideas........for a cheaper alternative.....I have a 'potting station' with the work surface made from an old stainless steel sink top ( all mounted on a wooden frame with a shelf below ). The tap holes are ideal for keeping my trowel and hand fork in. I use the 'bowl' for mixing the compost in and the draining board as a work surface for potting up. It can all be hosed off after use ( or let the rain do it! ) and an old galvanised bucket under the plug hole catches the water. It works really well ( found the sink top in a skip! )
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rainydaysuzy

I keep my potting compost in a plastic dustbin, it's ideal, the lid stops it drying out.

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Sandy Morrow

I used a wide wooden sofa table, for my potting bench. I found it in the KSL classifieds and it was much cheaper than a regular potting bench.

   

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