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terracottacactus

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PostSubject: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyThu Oct 31, 2013 2:48 am

Hi all,
this may seem a little silly to most of you, but to the newbies around who like I did are buying a whole bunch of expensive pots and stuff from Bunnings ect STOP! Find out when roadside collection is and plan accordingly.

I just did a quick round of the road side collection in the suburb where I work and came back with about 60 pots of various sizes in plastic and terracotta (I left probably 200 behind) a few seedling trays, a whole new garden tool kit (shovel, pick axe, watering can ect) a glass fish tank (For my Pere, carnivorous plants and seedlings to live in) 30 odd meters of shade cloth - which I was about to go and buy so I could build a sun shelter and a whole bunch of other stuff.

Like I said, probably useless info to most of you, but if it saves someone some money then it was worth it.

TC
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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyThu Oct 31, 2013 12:33 pm

It is also much better for the environment, top job on recycling Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyThu Oct 31, 2013 9:06 pm

That to; reduce, reuse, recycle.
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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyThu Oct 31, 2013 9:37 pm

Good score TC. Another idea is local nurseries often turf trailer loads of pots from dead stock and sometimes trays and other useful items. I'm lucky to have a friend who owns a nursery and she keeps me pretty well stocked for most of my pots. A bit of a scrub and they're as good as new.
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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyThu Oct 31, 2013 9:45 pm

Someone "recycled" a nice glaced terracotta pot and accompanying dwarf lemon tree from my front porch not to long ago Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyFri Nov 01, 2013 12:00 am

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Someone "recycled" a nice glaced terracotta pot and accompanying dwarf lemon tree from my front porch not to long ago
That is very unfortunate. If I'm ever in NSW I'll keep my eye out for any lemon thieves!
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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyFri Nov 01, 2013 2:18 pm

An old fashioned Lemon heist, terrible news.

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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyMon Nov 04, 2013 11:59 am

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An old fashioned Lemon heist, terrible news.
This made me laugh so hard while I was eating breakfast i snorted out some milk. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyMon Nov 04, 2013 12:02 pm

Lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyMon Nov 04, 2013 6:17 pm

lol Laughing 
Next time I get a nice pot I'm bolting the to the porch, till then it's a cheapo plastic one.
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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyMon Nov 04, 2013 9:47 pm

Only problem is that the scumbag knows what you had and most likely be back for more.
You could always put a large brick in the bottom of a nice heavy pot and attach a cable or chain to it, so when they start running/walking away with it, it will tension and with any luck land strait on there feet!!!!  Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyTue Nov 05, 2013 7:12 pm

I'd rather plant some Opuntia or cholla in the gardenbed infront of the porch Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection   Best free gardening stuff - roadside collection EmptyWed Nov 06, 2013 12:50 pm

SnowFella wrote:
I'd rather plant some Opuntia or cholla in the gardenbed infront of the porch Twisted Evil 
hehehe so evil.... I love it !!

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