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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Plastic pot recycling Reply with quote

There is a plastic pot amnesty running, with a drop off point for second hand plastic pots at the Courtyard Garden Centre, Newtowncunningham.

David Friel from the Donegal County Council is supporting this initiative and is urging all gardeners in the areas to return unwanted clean plastic pots to the collection area in the Courtyard Garden Centre.

Running from now till end December 2008.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: Recycling plastic pots. Reply with quote

Thanks for the pointer GarethAustin and fair results bo Donegal CoCo.

I'm struggling with how to [b][i]re-use[/i][/b] pots and tubs to avoid recycling them. The idea being that re-using cuts down the cost of recycling. Has anyone tried to germinate plants in clear plastic tubs with lids on? I'd love to piggy back into a discussion on this aspect of gardening if anyone has the time?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got loads of them, all washed and neatly serepated in various sizes, and stowed away. In fact i collect them when i see being thrown out by local supermarkets. I just can't help myself, I just can't seem to get the idea out of my head that i will have a bumper year of seed sowing, or cuttings and will need all the pots i have and more, to be able to give away lovely flowers to all my friends and relations, well thats the plan anyway, hasn't happened yet though Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject: rows of pots Reply with quote

Right then me lad You have no excuse. New Year resolution for you is obvious and you don't even have to wait for January. Starting now, start filling at least one pot a week and put some kind of seed or slip or seedling or corm or bulb or whatever and as soon as any pot is showing anything above ground give it to someone. Does not matter who. Just DO IT.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes Sir will do, but underneath it all i don't want to give my pots away Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: pot and plans Reply with quote

Sure I knew that already. That's why I have to appeal to your inner clutter-cleaner self, your spirit of neighbourliness and a firm conviction that what goes round comes round. Think of all the pots of homemade 'subh' the cunning scheme might bring in over the next 12 months? With the recession that's in it we'll all be in a barter economy sooner rather than later.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is probably unusual for a corkonian to agree with anything a dub would say, but in this case u'r right, Very Happy , are u sure u don't know me, i'm a firm beliver in what goes around comes around, barter is fine by me, it would probably be a better society, although that might be a simplistic view Laughing
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