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« on: March 10, 2006, 07:53 »
Has anyone out there got any other ideas for recycling apart from  CDs as bird scarers, and toilet roll tubes for sweet peas etc. I'm sure there must be lots more.
I took over an allotment  approx 2 1/2 years ago on my retirement. Although I find that time is at a premium,  I realy enjoy spending as much time as I can at the allotment..--JUDY

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006, 08:29 »
Plastic bottles as mini cloches

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2006, 20:10 »
old windows for constructing cold frames.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2006, 20:11 »
and old pieces of down piping for placing round the top of the leeks to keep them white.

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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2006, 21:56 »
Great responce so far thanks, keep them coming.

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2006, 12:07 »
old bits of carpet cut into circles to put around your brassica bases to protect your roots from root fly

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2006, 12:42 »
Shredded paper can go into the compost heap and brown cardboard around the sides to keep the heap warm. The cardboard rots eventually as well.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2006, 13:35 »
my old paper goes on the woodburner, rather me keep warm than the compost bin!!!! lol

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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2006, 22:01 »
i once seen a bus shelter that someone had turned into a greenhouse
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
you learn gardening by making mistakes

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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2006, 22:08 »
Hey, I hadn't thought about that one Shaun.  A few years back, we saw one of those trolley shelters that you get in the supermarket car park at Colchester Auctions, and we thought, now what on earth would you do with one of those!!!!  Similar to a bus shelter, I could have had my greenhouse then!!! darn!!!! lol

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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2006, 23:24 »
In trays are very handy
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2006, 23:42 »
I use a portable filing box to keep seeds in plant by months.

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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2006, 09:57 »
Before I got into the gardening lark, I threw away about 20 In Trays that I used to keep my cross stitch mags in, but they got too bulky looking, wish I'd kept them now, but I was trying to downsize!!!!

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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2006, 10:14 »
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Before I got into the gardening lark, I threw away about 20 In Trays that I used to keep my cross stitch mags in, but they got too bulky looking, wish I'd kept them now, but I was trying to downsize!!!!

Don't worry - when we moved from England to the Isle of Man, the new house had no garden. Massive concreted terrace areas with lots of pots but no ground.
So I left behind...
Greenhouse, heated propogator (built myself with thermostat), four trays with plastic tops, loads of pots, trays etc, electric shredder and lawn mower (given to next door) hedge cutter (given to father in law) plus loads of other things that you don't miss until you need them.
Such is life.

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2006, 10:25 »
Oh John!!!!  If only we could see into the future eh?  well. perhaps not!!! LOL


 

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