Sweet Tyre Planters Make a Back Alley Look Cared For

I promised to share more pictures of some of the colourful, child-friendly tyre planters designs I found, so here goes!

Elephant tyre planter

Tyre planter with Busy lizzies

Fish tyre planter with aubretia

Bee tyre planter with petunias

Tyre planters

Tyre planter with small tree

Minion tyre planter with herbs

It’s so nice to see several areas of back alley gardens springing up in Darwen. Perhaps they’ve been around for longer than I realise and it’s only these last months of roaming that have brought them to light; perhaps they’re the fruit of long local lockdowns.

I imagine it’s hard to appreciate how much difference little loving touches make to the way communities feel if you are not familiar with Lancashire towns. In terraced areas, neighbours count, and the ones who put a colourful planter outside their back yard walls are the best ones to live near.

Shared for Marsha and Cee’s Photographing Public Art Challenge.

Tire planter with painted face

46 Replies to “Sweet Tyre Planters Make a Back Alley Look Cared For”

    1. My sweetheart has a stack of tyres of decreasing sizes, painted green, which he calls his Christmas tree. If he’s feeling festive, he puts a star on top and some fairy lights.

    1. Oops! It does that now and again to me. They put the buttons in inconvenient places too where it’s easy to catch them by mistake and not realise. Welcome back!

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