So you bought a Shepherd's Hook to hang your plants,a bird feeder or maybe wind chimes.We all have had one in our garden at one time or another BUT there's one problem that always happens.
They all go cockeyed due to the weight of what your hanging from it, like below.Which drives me Crazy when I see them in someone's yard.
By the way I like the vase one. (this one doesn't need what I have to show you)
OK, now this is how I keep my shepherds hook straight forever. This needs to be sturdy for our Bells of Vienna Wind Chimes. The chimes weigh 21 pounds.
Here is the hook with the feet cut off. Why? Because it will be dropped into the black iron pipe to make it sturdy.
Pour quick set cement into pot making sure the plastic tubing is exposed. When dry cut off excess plastic tubing to the level of the top of the cement.
Cover plastic tube with cloth so the soil doesn't drop in it. Then fill with soil.
Now what plant or plants do I want in it ? It has to be like a ground cover so the chimes can swing. Still thinking.