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faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
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Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2010, 09:26:23 pm »
you can make a wind break with plastic bottles, looks really good when the sun shines on them
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ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2010, 01:55:09 pm »
I have found that 6pt milk bottles can be made into effective food scoops just by cutting the bottoms off at an angle

TheCaptain

  • Joined May 2010
Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2010, 10:06:22 am »
Get full ones with your bargain own brand fizzy pop.  Add mentos.  Watch them explode.  great fun.

ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2010, 01:47:50 pm »
That greenhouse is amazing- I am sorely tempted to make one. Or I guess you could start on a smaller scale and make cold frames as well.


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Muc

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Co Clare, Ireland
Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2010, 06:13:05 pm »
I'm curious about that windbreak, Faith. Can you give more detail or, better still, a picture?

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
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Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2010, 06:16:19 pm »
i cant give a pic as i saw it at a house i viewed, it was really good though, the plastic bottles were threaded on to thin willow whips and then fastened on to a willow frame i suppose any wood would do. it did look really good

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2010, 10:34:03 am »
Similar technique to the bottle greenhouse I think
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faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
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Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2010, 10:35:28 am »
i had a look at that and yes your probably right, its a good idea, that greenhouse is incredible

wonderpupp

  • Joined Dec 2010
Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2010, 09:34:56 am »
I use them for the waterers for my chickens.
Also I cut them in half and use them as mini greenhouses for my ickle vegetables that are growing (keeps the woodpigeons off them.

Also, get the coke points off them and get free xbox games :)
Next year we'll asve a few for our homemade ciderrrr.

Half fill them with water, poke a few holes round the top, and the dog loves to chase them in the summer.

By the time they go in our recycle bin, they are good for nothing else but melting down to become a fleece!

ellied

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Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2010, 10:41:17 am »
:o I had no idea they were so versatile :)

I don't buy 2l pop bottles but I tend to either recycle plastic milk bottles or use them for feed scoops, plantpots or the tops to protect sweet peas and such like mini cloches.  I had no idea I was missing so many other opportunities ;D
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princesspiggy

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Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2010, 08:25:30 pm »
my shed is full of empty bottles that il use oneday on vegie patch!! we cud do new thread on use of coffee jars - holds jam,screws, nails, string  etc  - real recycling  lol    ::)

waterhouse

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Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2010, 04:34:33 pm »
We use them also for

- wasp traps when we can't find the nest (we had four ground nests this summer)
- putting on support canes in the garden so you don't poke your eye out.

egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2010, 04:56:24 pm »
this is a fab thread - particularly at this time of year as no doubt everyone will have far more of these than they usually do.  I use a lot in the garde but now have some great ideas to make sure i recycle ALL of them now...might even have to steal some of the neighbours too!!!

Laurieston

  • Joined May 2009
  • Northern Germany
Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2011, 10:07:01 pm »
Loved the greenhouse, think it might be fun to suggest to our school. 

However, here in Germany we get 25 cents (about 20p) back for each bottle when we take them back to the shop, so that makes it a very expensive little project.

Certainly an incentive to not throw them out of the car window!!!

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: 2 ltr pop bottles
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2011, 10:52:08 pm »
Can I send you some - I think I have about 500 ;D
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