101 plant pots

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101 plant pots

Post: #99036 Super.Niki
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:11 am

I'm not sure if this has been covered (did a biref forum search... but in all honesty I have a short attention span!! :lol: )

ok... mainly I'm wondering because I'm cheap, as I'm sure lots of other people would also admit to being, and like re-using things!
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so, what things have you used for plant pots? Or would you consider using?

1. normal pot it came in if pre-brought
2. the herbs-in-tyre idea (ye olde bible!)
3. fizzy drink bottle cut in half, holes poked in the bottom

anymore?

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Post: #99069 hamster
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:36 am

4. Tin cans
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Post: #99071 Sky
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:49 am

Plastic milk bottles cut in half.

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Post: #99085 cinders
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:18 am

mushroom containers
old recycle green box
old compost/grow bags

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Post: #99088 snapdragon
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:43 am

going round my back yard I find I have plants in (or due to go in) :-

9, yoghurt pots
10, rubble sacks
11, washing up bowls
12, 'tested' :oops: crash helmet with the padding ripped out (hanging pot)
13, old toilet cisterns
14, fruit juice / milk cartons
15, polystyrene wallpaper troughs
16, belfast sink
17, old boots

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Post: #99092 ina
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:27 pm

18. Broken buckets
19. holey wellies
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Post: #99169 Ellendra
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:10 pm

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Post: #99176 marshlander
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:29 pm

22. Remember Blue Peter - Had to pour boiling water on LP records so that they became pliable, that you bent up the sides and voila! (No cracks about what's an LP from you youngsters!

23. I have a bngalow bath planted with herbs

24. and a coal skuttle planted with violas

25. and a baby's crib planted with bulbs

26. and cat litter trays with cut and come again lettuce :oops:

27. an old galv watering can has a pink in it (leaf matches can don't you know!)

28. chimney pots

29. Have used in the past a pcinic basket

30. various wicker baskets

31. the basket off the front of a bike

32. am just about to plant up wooden crates (old apple crates)
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Post: #99178 marshlander
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:33 pm

33. ooh and i got one of those wirework things that were for 6 milk bottles but i've got 6 pots of daisies in it!
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Post: #99855 Thomzo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:24 pm

When my gas boiler was changed, the old flue was removed. It's a big square metalh thing. It's lanted up with a couple of tulips and hyacinths. They've only just gone over and looked really good.

I also have an old bread crate which is full of plants in pots waiting to be planted. They've been there for years :oops:

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Post: #99865 Annpan
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:19 pm

36. (I think) Tertra pack cut in half
37. soft fruit punnet... extra good if you keep the lid that fits... a built in greenhouse :cheers:
38.margarine tubs
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Post: #100291 Thomzo
Sat May 03, 2008 11:15 am

If you're ever in this part of the world, stop in and pick up a sackfull of the used plant pots that are filling up my shed. I swear that they breed!

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Post: #100517 Enormous Sage
Sun May 04, 2008 6:17 pm

(number.... um? :oops: ) - I got hold of a load of those plastic buckets you see cut flowers kept in at the shops.

Drill a couple of holes in the bottom for drainage and they're excellent for tomato growing.

(number um+1) - troughs made from decking offcuts, lined with polythene and strabs planted in them.

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Post: #100584 ukwife
Sun May 04, 2008 8:37 pm

One of the kid's dresser drawers fell apart on the sides and bottom and after a few futile attempts at keeping it together it was put in the reuse section outside our backdoor.

Yesterday, hubby removed the bottom and re-attached the sides so its drawer shaped frame wise and put it outside in our garden, filled with compost and planted some new veg seed in.

So besides our tyres that are currently hosting a variety of herbs and taters it was our first "made" raised bed. Hopefully, not the last.


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