Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Tuesday Re-Use-Day - 9

Final Tuesday Re-Use-Day

On each Tuesday for the last few weeks I have been featuring photos of things that are re-used around Scarecrow's Garden.

Remember to click on any of the photos to enlarge them! smile

* The Re-used items are written in bold!

Odds and Sods

These old tyres have been used to build up a bird bath
they will be planted with water-wise succulents
to brighten up the front garden.
The water container is high enough above ground level
to keep the birds safe from The Black Ninja!
See here on Doc's Blog

When our new neighbours moved in across the road
they gave us all of their packaging boxes.
We split them open and lay them down on the pathways
under a thick layer of crusher dust.
See Here.

The cases from old computers make good 'white' boards
to write notes on in the kitchen.
Many white good appliance cases
can also be used in the same manner.

Newspapers can be re-used in many ways in the garden
but I found this useful last year.
I made a simple flour glue
and stuck seeds onto strips of newspaper.
The newspaper rots away after the seeds have germinated.
See Here

We make our own bread here
and our breadmix is purchased in calico sacks.
This year I cut a few sacks up
and re-used the fabric to make a pair of shorts for Doc!
He says they are very comfortable to wear in the garden!

Finally the ultimate re-use of garden waste
is of course making it into compost.
See here.

Over winter I used this underfelt,
a carpet underlay to keep the warmth in.
Just make sure you know the history of the underfelt
as it is sometimes contaminated with sprays for termites.

This is the final installment of Re-Use Tuesday but as I collect further re-use items I may add them to this list.

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