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By meanie

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I was recently introduced to Freegle and have managed to pick up a few things. As I’m about to move to an old cottage which is also a lot larger I was on the look out for older furniture. But the amount of stuff for the garden is pretty amazing!

I’ve “scored” for the garden so far;
A proper wood conference table and one of those small blowaway greenhouse things (that you can get in B&Q etc) for the greenhouse.
200 plastic pots of various sizes.
A box of 15 to 20cm terracotta pots.
Four folding garden chairs.

Today I picked up 600 litres of vermiculite, and this Wheatgrass propagator……………

Basically it is just a stacking (and very expensive) version of the cheap unheated propagators that can be bought everywhere. Nicely made though.

If you’re not there already, go check it out!

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Excellent!

6 Apr, 2012

 

Great, will go and take a look , thanks.

6 Apr, 2012

 

I have some good stuff off it so far. And it has saved me a few runs to the tip too!

6 Apr, 2012

 

Freecyclers are usually most generous people ... our daughter has recently moved from a flat to a property with a garden ... most of the items now in it have been gained via Freecycle! ... Patio furniture, BBQ, pots etc. .....

6 Apr, 2012

 

They certainly are!
That propagator thingy cost her eighty quid!!!

6 Apr, 2012

 

nice one Meanie...

6 Apr, 2012

 

Bit of a result, but not sure that I need all that vermiculite!
Just got one of those old ceiling mounted clothes drying racks too!

6 Apr, 2012

 

Lucky bugger. I tired freecycle but never got anything so far, always seems to have gone :(

The 600L of vermiculite is a great find!

6 Apr, 2012

 

i go through Vermiculite ~ pearlite like no end...

6 Apr, 2012

 

Kildermorie - it's always hit and miss, but as I'm online most of the day it's easier for me to be quick.

I can afford to now too Surreylad!

6 Apr, 2012

 

Sounds like my kind of sight will get onto it asap,Thanks:)

6 Apr, 2012

 

Fantastic

7 Apr, 2012

 

Love bargains Meanie well done you!

7 Apr, 2012

 

I have never been lucky enough to bag a bargain from freecycle but boy have I got 'rid' of most of my junk to anyone who wanted it, its brilliant. Will check this out though.

7 Apr, 2012

 

Some good bargains there.....GM I have lots of things to get rid of, must try it.

7 Apr, 2012

 

Dd, if you dont mind 'strangers' popping around to your house then go for it, they come and collect anything!! Lol

7 Apr, 2012

 

I got a nice 1930's hallway table and nic-nak cabinet yesterday. Lovely condition, but they had broken the cabinets glass front. Ideal to fill out the new house, and the cabinet will make a nice project.

Grandmage - if I'm not in the mood for guests I just say that I'm clearing the attic so I'll leave them on the doorstep for you!!

8 Apr, 2012

 

Our local freecycle ask us not to that Meanie because we have had things 'taken' by others seeking to make a penny or two probably on e.bay! Lol. However i did leave some things in the porch once and that worked well! I always take these folk around the back way as well, never through the house.

8 Apr, 2012

 

I do wonder if some are just doing that anyway Grandmage..............

8 Apr, 2012

 

Am going to check it out. Love the propagator, looks very 'retro'!

15 Apr, 2012

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