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stroll

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hi,
i managed to get hold of 50 scaffold boards (free of charge) from a friend of mine,and i have edged my allotment with them,and what was left i am making two compost bins,hope to have it all finished soon if it ever stops raining…
if any body is interested you can buy scaffold boards cheap on e bay £3 to £4 pounds each, well worth having,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,gave up on the compost bins,keeping the ones i got made from pallets used the boards for eding on the other side of one of my plots,what had a corrigated sheeting fence going down the plot,i was told by the council to remove it ,just in case somebody cut themself on it,but i am the only person who is using the pathway,witch i also made,,,,,,,,,,,health and saftey going mad

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You lucky person, that has saved you a fair bit and now all must look a lot better and tidier on your own plot and you will certainly gain from the compost in future ,well done......

25 Feb, 2010

mad
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Wow! Thats like a lottery win. Joking apart, that is a free gift well worth having, and by the sound of it you have made really good use of it.
Maybe you can send
us a photo of your allotment when you're able to. It must look really good with all tidy edges.
Sounds good Stroll.

25 Feb, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Oops! I've just looked at your pics and see you already have two photos of your allotment. It looks great already. You must be a natural green-fingers.
Your wife must be pleased with all the produce though.

25 Feb, 2010

 

Welcome to GOY, Stroll. You'll find that several members have allotments! (not me - I'm strictly a flower person. lol)

25 Feb, 2010

 

It's nice to put things to good use. You should be pleased with your compost bins.

25 Feb, 2010

 

hi stroll,what a great gift you got there 50 boards you must have been over the moon i would have been,your plot looks grand good luck for the new season..:o)

25 Feb, 2010

 

great and not a penny spent, well done

25 Feb, 2010

 

I made a compost bin out of scaffold boards that I though would 'last a lifetime'.
Although it was sited on top of a square of bricks (as oposed to direct contact with the soil), after a few years the bottom boards rotted badly and were attacked by the 'bootlaces' of Honey fungus. I had treated the boards with a spirit-based preservative, but my manure fork (in my enthusiastic turnings ) pierced the wood in several places, and so may have contributed to letting moisture in.

1 Mar, 2010

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