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  • Leave 'em out all winter to get mildewwy!

    Seriously, I dunno - food dye, maybe?
    All the best - Glutton 4 Punishment
    Freelance shrub butcher and weed removal operative.

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    • No but Ikea sell really big white mesh curtains, like nets but a really small net, a butterfly wouldn't get through it, and they're about 4 quid for 2 x 2mx3m

      It's not reducing or recycling, but if you keep on using them, it will be reusing

      You can't really dye nets, but you could bleach them back white again.

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      • I'm using white curtain netting on my lottie..lot next to mine has used white butterfly netting and it looks great..I tried buying some off Amazon but they sent Black instead but still used it...looks more like fruit cage but hey doesn't matter as long as keep butterflies off my plants.

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        • Yes I also use old net curtains to keep out the dreaded cabbage whites. I got my curtains completely FREE!
          Yep, a kind member of my local FREEGLE happily gave them to me for nowt! Check out your local FREECYCLE and FREEGLE and enjoy getting rid of stuff and aquiring stuff for nowt

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          • Suggestions needed please.........we have just bought new blinds so our old wooden blinds are now redundant. Need some suggestions as to how we can re-use them even if it's just the slats ....also we have spare slats from the new ones we had to buy them long and shorten due to old sized windows.
            S*d the housework I have a lottie to dig
            a batch of jam is always an act of creation ..Christine Ferber

            You can't beat a bit of garden porn

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            • Plant labels from the slats
              GH shading for the blinds?

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              • That'd make a lot of plant labels .......there's nine blinds
                OH was just wondering if we could use them to make some sort of fencing.....
                S*d the housework I have a lottie to dig
                a batch of jam is always an act of creation ..Christine Ferber

                You can't beat a bit of garden porn

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                • Could you wrap them around plant pots to make them look more attractive?

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                  • hmmm......could make some trellis type stuff .
                    S*d the housework I have a lottie to dig
                    a batch of jam is always an act of creation ..Christine Ferber

                    You can't beat a bit of garden porn

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                    • I've just read through this entire thread from start to finish. Love, love, love it!

                      Now I just need to explain to my husband why we're suddenly hoarding stuff hehe.

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                      • Ok was wondering if anybody has used or can think or a use of old satalite / sky dishes I get a load of the m on a regular basis generally just send them to satilite heaven but would love to find a way of utilising I know the lnb / receiver containers lead so are no good but the dish face.........uuummmm


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                        • Solid ones - for water as bird bath, frog pond, planters
                          Mesh ones for drying onions

                          Just guessing as I've never seen one close up

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                          • Originally posted by Mozer242 View Post
                            Ok was wondering if anybody has used or can think or a use of old satalite / sky dishes I get a load of the m on a regular basis generally just send them to satilite heaven but would love to find a way of utilising I know the lnb / receiver containers lead so are no good but the dish face.........uuummmm
                            A bird bath or a planter :-

                            Satellite Dish Planters; serve up your succulents on a platter

                            more ideas here :-

                            http://www.pinterest.com/jencreany/satellite-dish/
                            Last edited by Bren In Pots; 07-03-2014, 09:01 AM. Reason: added another link

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                            • Thanks for the links, was thinking along the lines of uses for watering, the are the holey type. But those are much better thanks


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                              • Originally posted by Snadger View Post
                                Wherer would we be without the umbequitous pallet?

                                Useful for all sorts of things like using them whole around a compost heap.

                                The sky's the limit with what can be made with them from chicken coops to plant labels, raised beds to sheds,net supports to cold frames, broody huts to storage boxes..and on...and on.......and on etc
                                I Concur

                                http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...n-supports.jpg

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