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31/03/2015 at 00:49

Heres my compost bin that I made from pallets..


31/03/2015 at 09:31

You guys are amazing, so inspirational. I have acquired three small pallets and have been wondering what to do with them. OH isn't too impressed with them languishing in our porch.  

I had wondered whether i could make some kind of staging out of them, that or a place to keep apples from our Bramley tree in when it fruits- we always have so many  and our freezer simply isn't big enough!

31/03/2015 at 11:55

LeadFarmer that looks brilliant really like it

31/03/2015 at 19:48

Gardengirl, your coldframe is very impressive, looks really professional with a lovely finish.

Very nice compost bin, Lead farmer

Been starting out once again, here's my new cold frame knocked up by my ever versatile and creative partner, with handy shelves Think there's a bit of pallet in there somewhere, made from old bit of woods and some plastic that had radiators in.


Some pallet steps



31/03/2015 at 20:05

Partner just told me that the bricks that are weighing down the plastic one are out of economy 7 rads. Heated mini greenhouse, genius

31/03/2015 at 20:42

Great Hollie hock now you have somewhere where those seedlings can go, nice it being a heated greenhouse

Those steps look a brilliant idea  

31/03/2015 at 22:10

Oh you guys are going to hate me, ive got a big pallet and 2 small ones that are kind of broke, i have advertised them on fb local for anyone that wants them for their log burner, ive looked at pinterest loads of good ideas, but ive no idea how to make a thing, i live on my own and hopeless at building anything, also the wood is pretty muddy and dirty.

31/03/2015 at 22:53

He's done the steps in other gardens that we have had Gardengirl, he says they are quite easy to do. He dug a hole, backfilled through the gaps and then pushed small bits of turf in the gaps. Might put some stain on them.

I'm not that practical either christine, you could have a go though, I'm sure there would be loads of beginners vids on you tube

01/04/2015 at 08:17

Do you use clean ones, my ones are pretty dirty, could try to scrub them up, but i really havent a clue, not got a drill, i have a screw driver lol no saw :(

01/04/2015 at 10:23

Looking at all the porjects you all make it look soo easy, how do you join bits of wood, nails and do you use glue? What kind of nails, im getting tempted, i would love to make a big planter, but not sure if its been treated, but if i put liner in, would that be ok?

Am really clueless

03/04/2015 at 18:49

GG you have some talent there with the pallets, i have a pallet outside, alos have a glass unti cupboard door about 3ft by 3ft, i am going to buy myself a saw and attempt a cold frame, as i would love a cold frame. Any tips would be appreciated, i have a screwdriver, not the electric ones just need a saw, oh and attempt to break down the pallet.

03/04/2015 at 22:33

Do you have a hammer and crow bar they do well to take pallets apart or if not a large brick stone with the pallet slightly raised on a brick to whack and bounce the wood up  

Tips Wear gloves - if you have any ear defenders or cotton wool,  ear plugs to help with noise and goggles for eyes   

With the cold frame figure out on a flat surface how much of a slope you would like lean the lid on something and measure height to the flat surface at the highest bit then measure length along front bottom of and width of side

Then add how deep you would like the coldframe box at the bottom  

This one explains a bit

Liner in planter works well

I use nails and hammer on most of the things but screws as well don't bother with glue really

Helps watching lots of youtube videos

04/04/2015 at 21:15

Thanks GG, not got crowbar, i will take look at the link, much appreciated, will let you know how i get on, when i get time to start it. xx

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