eco greenhouse

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gladis

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eco greenhouse
« on: February 15, 2011, 16:58 »
 anybody built an eco greenhouse out of bottles

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Junie

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 19:15 »
No but I'm tempted to drink my way through the bottles required... ;)

I do have to say, I have never heard of it - have you seen one somewhere?

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 19:43 »
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 19:47 »
Thank you Mum - I automatically thought of glass bottles  ::)

Looks good though - will have to read some more........

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 19:49 »
Thank you Mum - I automatically thought of glass bottles  ::)


you were thinking of it as an excuse to drink more wine, weren't you  :lol: :lol:

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 19:59 »
Yes !!!! :D :D :D :D

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 21:40 »
Hi, we did one for our school we had all the children in school saving pop bottles, we insulation the inside with bubble rap because the draughts, it does look good
1 Great Husband, 2 Children, 1 Grandson, 2 Allotments & Secretary, 3 Buff Orpington, 2 Friesian, 2 Barnevelder, 2 Dogs 1 Cocker Spaniel and the other X Labrador, 1 Chinchilla, 1 Cat, 2 Guinea Pigs, 2 Horse and look after 2 more, must be mad

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 22:10 »
do you think that the 'square' water bottled would allow fewer draughts?

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 22:17 »
square one may reduce it

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 22:30 »
I like the idea as I would not get a greenhouse because we can get very blustery,  A bottle greehouse may let enough wind through to not do any damage...  Not very French Farmhouse Garden though!!!

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 00:18 »
Also filling with the bottles with water (sealing the bottom one) should help to keep it warmer.

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2011, 08:35 »
Also filling with the bottles with water (sealing the bottom one) should help to keep it warmer.

Hi Grinling
When you use the bottles you cut off the bottom end so the bottles fit together and you  put a cane into the middle

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2011, 14:17 »
Maybe to block gaps you could run some silicone sealant down each line... yes may take a while but might hold up or even wrapping a whole wall in cling film or similar again would help improve and we all know how hard it is to tear cling film especially if you can get your hands on the commercial stuff used to wrap pallets of boxes

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Re: eco greenhouse
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2011, 15:19 »
Obviously you have to cut the bottoms off, but if the end one is sealed you put water in the other end when in place to fill with water. Only downside I can see to this before someone points it out is that the water might go stagnant and so a smelly green greenhouse. :D



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