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    For some while I have had 2 black compost Daleks plus a Heath Robinson affair of 4 pallets tie wrapped together to form a large third compost bin.

    A new neighbour recently moved in and revamp his garden.
    He was throwing out 2 perfectly serviceable large green Daleks.

    I teleported them to my garden and replaced the pallets.

    Much tidier than the pallets.

    Anyone need 4 rather decomposed pallets ?
    Tip run I think, or bonfire fodder 5 Nov.

    The amount of compost I get is amazing.
    It supplements the bought stuff and I mix it together with bought and horse muck to fill many of my big herb pots.

    Anyone else inherited Daleks ?
    Jimmy
    Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

  • #2
    Not inherited but I did buy a large Rotol bin locally for a pound on ebay.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bren In Pots View Post
      Not inherited but I did buy a large Rotol bin locally for a pound on ebay.
      Are Rotol bins not space inefficient ?
      They seem to have a very wide base for no reason.
      Jimmy
      Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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      • #4
        Also, anyone any ideas how to collect the soup out the bottom.
        I think it's
        http://www.hotbincomposting.com/blog...-leachate.html
        Thanks
        Jimmy
        Last edited by Jimmy; 12-09-2017, 08:11 AM.
        Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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        • #5
          I actively seek out orphaned daleks and rehome them on my plot. Currently I have seven (I think), plus two pallet bins.
          He-Pep!

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          • #6
            Moved to a more appropriate area.
            If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.

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            • #7
              I am way behind have one old inherited dalek, a slatted wood bin and not long ago bought a green johanna hot composter, spoke to my local council about sales of compost they might make, no all green waste is sold to a private contractor, but would I like a free compost bin? so awaiting delivery on what is presumably another dalek

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              • #8
                My Mill Green Allotment Dalek Army

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                New double wide dalek added to the end on the line this year

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                My Spencer Road Dalek Army - there are two in the process of mating in the picture

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                Just call me Davros Composting makes me

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                Last edited by Cadalot; 12-09-2017, 09:18 AM.
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                • #9
                  For ref they were
                  Sankey Ecomax 200+
                  Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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                  • #10
                    I have just the one dalek. Green and about 15 years old. Am about to get an influx of compost bins, though, in the form of 250 litre olive barrels (a bit like water butts), which I'll be getting Mr Snoop to slice the bottom off so I can upend the barrels and use the slices as lids for my new composting array. These barrels cost around 2 euros apiece. So not free, but not far off.
                    Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Snoop Puss View Post
                      I have just the one dalek. Green and about 15 years old. Am about to get an influx of compost bins, though, in the form of 250 litre olive barrels (a bit like water butts), which I'll be getting Mr Snoop to slice the bottom off so I can upend the barrels and use the slices as lids for my new composting array. These barrels cost around 2 euros apiece. So not free, but not far off.
                      Perhaps you could organise them so you could drain the soup off ?
                      Jimmy
                      Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jimmy View Post
                        Are Rotol bins not space inefficient ?
                        They seem to have a very wide base for no reason.
                        Jimmy
                        Jimmy its a nice sturdy bin and that wide base seems to make it easier for me to lift to a new area than the other bins I have. But really I liked the price

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jimmy View Post
                          Perhaps you could organise them so you could drain the soup off ?
                          Jimmy
                          There isn't much 'soup'. Not sure if I should own up to this, but I add a fair bit of pee... The compost still dries out very quickly.

                          I've just reread my earlier post. It's not at all clear. I'm not getting 250 barrels of 1 litre apiece but half a dozen or so barrels that are 250 litres each.
                          Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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                          • #14
                            I am a total convert to Rotol bins, I love the Rotol daleks.

                            After my success of growing squashes in them this season gone.

                            Next year I'm gonna build a narrow bed that runs the full length of one side of the plot

                            U-Shaped bed > Half Rotal > U-Shaped bed > Full Rotol > (then repeat of this pattern)

                            I dig them in about 3-4 inches though then fill them with the bedding that gets delivered to site around February.
                            Last edited by no_akira; 12-09-2017, 09:58 PM.

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                            • #15
                              This is my "Compost Corner" at my allotment. 5 daleks and 2 wormeries.

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                              I also have 2 daleks and 2 wormeries at home.

                              I've just moved the two wormeries at the allotment into the greenhouse.

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                              Hopefully it'll help stop them being too cold in the middle of winter.

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