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I use old net curtains to protect brassicas from cabbage whites, and secure them to the supports with clothes pegs.


Fig R, that's brilliant. Was going to throw away 2 v. large plastic pots as they are starting to crack, then thought hey I could store spare bamboos in one and treated timber in the other. As they have holes in the base, the stuff won't get too waterlogged


Ha! When I converted my Rayburn to oil from solid fuel, I had 2 reduntant coal scuttle thingys, which now house my canes etc. They're in my shed though, so waterlogging not an issue.

When I converted from night storage heathers to gas boiler, I had to remove the storage heaters. They were too heavy to lift so I opened them up to discover that they are lined with these brick like tiles, rather like an engineering brick, only flat and square.  The upshot is that they now form a rather atractive border edging and mowing strip in the garden.



...such ingenuity going on here....


tootsietim . got a load of them myself from a skip . and  three barrow loads of cymru  slate 


Adopt and adapt, I love all these ideas

I use the green plastic poles and connectors from old plastic greenhouse with a cane through sides to make a cloche then throw the pest netting over. When the greens grow up I put the smaller green poles in the top of the plastic parts and move the canes up so gives me nearly a foot more headroom for my greens!

I used a washing machine drum to make a garden pot.  I covered it with a concrete mix and it outshines most every other container I have. It has a hosta in it. Looks expensive but costa v little!!..........

Old enamel kitchen sinks have had the same treatment and I have cadged old chimney pots to make attractive containers



Red Dahlia, could we see a photo?

I have a courgette planted in an old galvanised bucket which has rusted away at the base for good drainage, and an old enamel jam pan for pelagoniums, but the base only has a tiny hole for drainage, so the other morning I found the poor plants doing the butterfly stroke

Verdun, could we see pic of posh pot?

Arthak, I'm iPhone but will post a link if someone could paste it in?!?


Red Dahlia, it will need a bigger brain than mine to advise you

Artjak, I will take pic when the fuschia in it is in full flower.  I can charge you more then for


Just remembered, years ago I cut an old copper immersion tank in half, one half houses a corkscrew hazel, the other a big hebe. I use the spiral element as a support for a courgette.



In the past when special offers on at local "beer shop", we've bought 24 cans in cardboard bottom, tough plastic covered packs, taken cans out carefully & what remained was a mini cloche for greenhouse, friends have donated, fine if you don't mind neighbours seeing lots of empty Stella packs in GH.

Woodgreen wonderboy

An old wheelbarrow and a watering can, both of which have holes in them, make great containers for flowering plants. I have pansies in them

Wewll, they make me laugh