Gardening with "M"

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  1. "M"

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    Thought it was time I created a little thread of my own (spurned on by someone who shall not be named).

    I've been quite busy the past few weeks with the garden (as have we all!) and my blow-away greenhouse has been a Godsend because it gave me somewhere to 'play' even on drafty days and rainy days. In fact, it's pretty much become my 2nd home in many ways.

    Obviously, there has been seed sowing, plant growing, watering, transplanting and all the usual stuff one does in such places but, it also became my refuge, far from the madding crowd, where I can play.

    So, I decided to have a play with an old hose and some cable ties.

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    ... inspired by something I'd read on Pinterest and sheltered from the rain in my blow-away, I made a start ...


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    ... and after a bit of time, ended up with this ....


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    .... a hose 'basket' :heehee:

    Amazing what you can get up to with a hose and cable ties!

    Not perfect (which simply adds to it's quirkiness), but practical.
    I did suggest to Mr M that I ask for old hoses on Freecycle so I could perfect my technique ... but ... he said :thud: he had to go for a lie down.

    The hosta in the picture is from another GC member and I have now counted FIVE flower spikes in waiting. Really excited about this :dancy:
     
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      A hose-basket?! That is fantastic! That's a great recycling idea as well :)
       
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        I hope you drilled some holes in the hose then it would be ease to water the hose basket, how much did the cable ties cost :snork:
         
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          Cool :dbgrtmb:
           
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            A great idea and a great thread.............more, more, more!!!:snork:
             
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              Ask not how much the ties cost; :nonofinger: ask only, how much of the planet did I save? :paladin:

              :heehee:
               
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                Very creative M! :blue thumb:
                 
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                  Not my unique idea, Yvonne, but my unique interpretation of an idea on Pinterest :biggrin:
                   
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                    As I was reading down the starting post, I made a mental note of greenhouse (warm), then old hose coiled up, and thought you were making a solar water heater:)

                    A planter is just as cool though.
                     
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                      Well done 'M' it looks great. :dbgrtmb: A different coloured hose for the next one may be. ;)
                       
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                        :yay: :yay: :yay:
                         
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                          Hey nice one "M":dbgrtmb:
                           
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                            Good idea "M" :dbgrtmb:
                             
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                              How much did you save :), Can i borrow or new hose please :ideaIPB:
                               
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                                Hmm, I think about:-

                                [[ ............................................................... ]] <----- this much? :scratch: :dunno: :whistle: :heehee:
                                 
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