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tippben
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: How to get rid of plant pots? Reply with quote

I have loads of unwanted ones, plus some leftover polythene that I need to get rid of. Nobody else wants them, and my local recycling centre won't take them. The local landfill would charge me and arm and a leg, as they charge "by the bin". We'd have a carfull. What do you guys do?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just thinking the same thing yesterday about a load of pots that I have.
I've been giving some away to neighbours but have probably reached saturation point.
I'll probably ask a couple of local garden centres, that propagate their own stuff, next.
I had the same problem when I had apple trees. No one wanted any more apples in the end. I used to leave bags of them at back doors when the neighbours were out! Very Happy

If you've spare polythene, I could have a use for it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could sow some seeds in the pots and give them to friends?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha! I spoke to the environment dept of the town council, who spoke to the recycling centre, and they've been told to accept them, as they are recyclable! I'll keep all the little pots, and the biggest ones, but I have far too many 7-15 litre pots that I'll never use. So if you're in the same position, ring the council!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: recycling pots Reply with quote

Right you lot.
I have read this whole thread and I hereby give 7/10 to ADAM. What a lovely though and what a lovely idea. The rest-a-yiz can share the remaining 3/10 between yiz cause yiz is all nice people and yizzer hearts is in the right place.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On this general topic of blight, could someone tell me what is the effect of rain on plants that have been sprayed.

For the first time I used Dithane this year and have obeyed the instructions to spray every 7-10 days, especially on new growth. Yesterday was quite warm and 'heavy' so I sprayed, but overnight the wind has got up and it has rained.

Has this washed all my efforts away? Or does the spray enter the plants' pores and remain effective? I suppose the third question is whether there's any difference between the old home made Bluestone and washing soda spray and the likes of Dithane.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: unwanted plant pots. Reply with quote

I like to give away things I don't use any more on
www.jumbletown.ie
It is also handy for picking up things that people are giving away.
We got the frame for this chair on jumbletown. My husband fixed it up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: recycling pots Reply with quote

On this general topic of blight, Blowin, we're actually talking about re-cycling pots at the mo on this thread, so I'll send you a private message instead. cheers.

Elize64: well done on the re-cycling front nice seat nice job. Cheers to hubby. I recycle almost everything in the garden, even the food I grow. But I hafta admit I eat all of that first HaHa.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one problem with those freecycle sites is that you get deluged with phone calls. i once put a gas cooker on one at 10:30pm, and had to turn my phone off an hour later having received 7 phone calls and almost as many texts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.jumbletown.ie
Is handy because you use the sites PM system instead of posting your phone number.
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