Corner ties (ordered separately) – will brace the corners of the baskets together reducing bulging caused by rocks putting pressure on the metal panels
Rock size required
Minimum 80mm x 80mm
Requires angular, interlocking rocks
Can be filled with crushed concrete
Can fill with rounded rocks
How to Make a Planter
Step 1 – Add the container
Place a container into the gabion.
The container will be the section that you will later add your plants.
Step 2 – Fill with rocks
Place rocks around the container
Before you add the rocks tie the sides of the gabion together with wire to add stability.
You can remove the wire as soon as the rocks have been added.
Step 3 – Cut a hole in the lid
Place the lid panel on top
Then cut a hole around the opening of the container using a good pair of wire clippers.
Step 4 – Secure the lid
Secure the lid to the side panels using helical or tying wire.
Step 5 – Add your plants
Finally, add the soil and plants into the container.
What are gabion planters for?
They are sturdy metal baskets, which are filled with stones to create a landscaping feature for your garden.
What do you fill these planters with?
They can be filled with various materials, including rubble, stones, and hard-core, with a layer of decorative stone at the front. Filling materials should be over 75mm in diameter to make sure they stay in the cage.