Home Page
About Us    
Latest Articles

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 509
Location: Tydd St giles
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 06 9:14 pm    Post subject: wellies  Reply with quote    

On the back of the wellies thread I thought I would post this. Last year I made some planters out of a pair of my old wellies. I cut slits in them and planted lobelia and nasturtiums and hung them on the down pipe. They looked great. I bet you could grow say 4 carrots in each one too. Wouldn't that look unusual? A line of old wellies each with flowers or veg growing in them? Beats putting them into landfill after all.


Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 2595

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 06 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I worked at a nursery school in a very rural part of Dorset last year where children leaving to go to "Big School" had been encouraged to leave their brightly coloured wellies behind ... the result was a lovely line of primary-coloured miniature bootees, all planted up with everything from lavender to lobelia, outside the front of the nursery. I wish I had had a camera with me!!

I read on treehugger.com about a company called smile plastics (http://www.smile-plastics.co.uk/) who recycle old wellies (amongst other things) into sheets of material that you can use for anything from cladding walls to covering tabletops with.

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Reduce, Reuse, Recycle All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts


Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com