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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:47 am    Post subject: Recycling plastic bottles Reply with quote

Seen this and thought #3 is a really good idea for watering while on holidays.
The cup is not a bad idea.

http://youtu.be/jJYDD-lO8tk
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So simple yet ingenius. I can see Blowin running out to the garage straight away.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always cut the bottom of a large plastic bottle and used the top as a cliche for young salad crops keeps the slugs away and during that rainy season I kept filling up plastic bottles with the water from my rain barrels as they were overflowing. I now have lots of ready water bottles lined up in my greenhouse. Any spare bottles anyone ?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Keeks. For some reason I missed your original post (and Tagwex's prompt). I must have been in hibernation at the time but there are some interesting items in your link, especially the shrinking bottle as a laminate. I find coffee jars from Lidl (maybe others too) are squarish and therefore easier to label, but I'll have to see if the shrinking idea will work on that shape.

If you go to a previous post http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about7233.html you'll see other ideas including the use of blue bleach bottles to make funnels WITH HANDLES. I've got a couple of them in the shed plus another under the bonnet of the car to help get oil into the engine (awkward otherwise). Adapting other people's technology is fascinating - and useful?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some good ideas there blowin....

Yep.....i am one of these people that sees something that might be useful andsee how i can adopt it and make it useful for my own uses.

Its just fun to experimnet with things
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