........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

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Post: #138104 Odsox
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:01 am

Does anybody know of any other country that has doorstep milk deliveries other than the UK ?
In all my travels I've never come across it anywhere else ... it seem to be one of those peculiar British things.
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Post: #139030 sleepyowl
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:17 am

Fill them with the stones from your garden & use them as doorstops
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Post: #139466 Thomzo
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:32 pm

Odsox wrote:Does anybody know of any other country that has doorstep milk deliveries other than the UK ?
In all my travels I've never come across it anywhere else ... it seem to be one of those peculiar British things.



My ex-MIL used to tell me stories of when they lived in Barcelona and the milkman delivered there, but also delivered wine and champagne. Perhaps that's what's needed to get the milkman back in this country.

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Post: #139468 Green Aura
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:52 pm

I've got a similar problem - I've got loads of the things. Just discussed with OH and we're going to have a go at John's vertical gardening - make a frame and grow strawberries or something.

We'll see how they survive the winds!
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Re: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

Post: #141976 sheena
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:58 am

I have used them previously for scoops, funnels and bird feeders, but a new use that I have found is to cut the tops off 2 of them so you are left with 2 bases and they can then fit over each other-creating a storage box, ideal for storing seeds and other garden items.

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Post: #141980 invisiblepiper
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:19 pm

Makes a goos base for the head of a child - sized pantomime horse .......if you should ever need one :lol:
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Post: #142032 Shirley
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:56 pm

some more ideas here - not specifically for 4pint sizes though
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Post: #149501 Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:21 pm

Fill with water and use as training weights.

Fill with water turn upside down and plant in your huge pots to water in the summer. I admit lemonade bottles are better.

Cut in half and use when your cleaning out the car oil.

Put in cold used oil to take down the recycling dump.

Give to the dog, mine loves to chew plastic, as a play toy (remove the lid first).

Fill with stones and use as a door stop, you could always cover them in something cute.

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Re: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

Post: #149505 flyonthewall
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:50 pm

I use them (and any other old bottles) to brew my comfrey tea for the plants. I also use them as travel dog biscuit containers for if we take the dogs on a day out, ditto for filling with water for the doggies for after a long walk.
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Post: #149528 Shirley
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:11 pm

Cutting carefully you can make a basket for eggs or fruit - I'm sure I posted this before along with pix. Will have a look.
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Re: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

Post: #149611 Ellendra
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:51 pm

I use 2-liter pop bottles to make mini earth boxes for seedlings and small plants, you could probably do the same with milk bottles. Cut a slit or hole in the lid, and near the top (but not in the lid) make a hole big enough for a drinking straw (I use those a lot too). Then cut the top off right where it starts to narrow. Invert the top, poke the straw through its hole, and put the top in the bottom. Fill the first few inches with something spongy, I'm still using a giant bag of peat moss my parents bought years ago, but anything that will absorb water without dissolving will work, even a piece of used-up kitchen sponge! Then just fill the rest with dirt and plant it.

There are 2 ways to water such a pot. You can either stick a small funnel into the straw and water through the straw, or you can pour water right on the dirt, and the straw will let the air escape. Don't try this without the straw, the water forms a seal as it tries to trickle down, as a result the air can't escape to make room for the water, and the water can't get down because the air is in the way.

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Re: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

Post: #153846 Jinwin
Fri May 15, 2009 9:50 am

Cut off the bottom to make a soap dish or use to keep sponge in by the kitchen sink

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Re: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

Post: #154167 nikignome
Mon May 18, 2009 8:03 pm

Cut them in half (ish)...use the top bit (with the top on) as a plant pot, and the bottom as a holder/water catcher (fit one inside the other)....fab for herbs on the kitchen windowsill...or cut and come again lettuce etc
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Re: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

Post: #156441 walicei
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:36 pm

I use cut up plastic milk bottles as plant labels but after a few weeks the permanent marker has washed off. Does anyone have any idea how to overcome this?

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Re: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

Post: #156447 Annpan
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:49 pm

Yes, Thomzo on here used a needle to etch or pinprick the writing onto the plastic, it seemed to work, but I haven't found the need myself. HTH
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