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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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More container friends for the tunnel.

10 May 2010 22:51:56
My plastic garden helpers,will be used for holding black pots.

My plastic garden helpers,will be used for holding black pots.

This evening i introduced a few more plastic tubs for to join the gang.I noticed them in a shop i called to,and asked if i could have them.Instant containers ready for use after a quick washing down.The tops have been removed and some of the plastic veg pots will look more tidy now inside the tunnel.Some were fitted in behind the door as space is getting a little scarce now.Tomorrow evening i will fill them with the usual mix.In them will go compost,a light layer of clay and mini wells.I hope to also start some more veg seeds there asop.At about 7.30 in the morning both areas [tunnel and greenhouse] will be watered.Tonight seems on the cool side with the tunnel reading only above +4 when finishing up just before 9 o clock..With the outcome of the weather for evenings this week been on the cold side,all potato beds will be covered from 11 to 12 midnight every night this week.Jack frost is still happy to pay a visit.

The tops have been removed from the plastic tubs,and this will allow them be used for holding large black pots.[Pictures of the job with them will be added.]


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Periwinkle Periwinkle 10 May 2010 23:18:34

Now there is an idea that might interest Rachel!! Save her needing to go without cereal bowls!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Periwinkle Periwinkle 10 May 2010 23:18:35

Now there is an idea that might interest Rachel!! Save her needing to go without cereal bowls!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 10 May 2010 23:46:25

Extra large drip trays brilliant.


Rachel Rachel 11 May 2010 00:02:23

A great idea. It pays to keep your eyes open for discarded things!


Clara Clara 11 May 2010 06:52:00

John great idea ,am always looking out for ideas for recycling  thanks.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 11 May 2010 08:46:00

Thank you all.

Drip trays for sure Cloncaw.

Always something to be seen Rachel.Once discarded they will enjoy living in the garden area.

Looking out for the ideas pays in the end Clara.The tops of the old containers will be tied up in one section.Wrap some tin foil around them for more music with the crows.


Diana Diana 11 May 2010 08:57:42

Goodness where do you get all your great ideas John?


Johnplotman Johnplotman 11 May 2010 09:19:17

Over the years Diana [Thanks] i have spoken to different gardeners,and some of those ideas were also news to me.


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