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By diydick


I am a member of a local freecycle group and a few weeks ago I put several bags of soil and a couple of lengths of hose pipe that was surplus to my requirements on there.
A chap came round and had all of it as he needed more soil to fill an old pond in and the hose to water his garden.

A few days ago the same chap put some kent ragstone on freecycle from the now dismantled pond,so I kindly replied to his offer and got it.The stone matches a lot of what I already have around my pond and I needed some more to re-do my rockery areas so it matches in better.

I did not take all of it as there was a lot there,although he said I could.I told him to let other people have a chance for the rest as I had more than enough to do the jobs I want.
Here is a pic of the said stones.

As you can see there is quite a pile and would cost a small fortune in a garden centre.

I would recommend anyone if you haven’t already to join a local freecycle group to keep stuff out of landfill and to give or get items that may be rubbish to some people but another mans treasure.Quite often it saves you a trip or two to the tip.

It is suprising what you may just find to finish that project off.
I am very happy with this find!

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I too use a freecycle site when I have something too good to take to the dump. Its great to reduce waste and help others at the same time.

26 May, 2013


Couldn't agree more, Freecycle is wonderful!

26 May, 2013


I love freecycle and often offload my rubbish onto someone's great! I really like your stones....bargain (freebie)

26 May, 2013


great idea and you have saved a fortune with these, well done :o)

5 Jun, 2013


Thanks for your comments every one,just this week I have also been given two large bags of Elodea crispa oxygenating plants for my pond...several £££s worth and a metal 3 tier corner plant stand from 2 more local recyclers....

6 Jun, 2013

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