Garden Diary: Three Bin Composter

My Gnome has been SUPER busy with a new project. After seeing a friend's three-bin composting system, Gnome kindly agreed to construct something similar to replace my old single bin plastic composter.   I try to recycle/upcycle everything so what we will use this for I'm not sure. At the moment I am leaning towards... Continue Reading →

Recycling Project: Creating a Mosaic Table

A couple of years ago I rescued a small, solid white plastic table from our local rubbish bins. I will qualify this by saying people do leave good stuff near the bins in the hope it is rehomed. What a great way to recycle! The only promble - the plastic had deteriorated and lost its... Continue Reading →

Creative Ideas: Upcycling Plastic Crates to a Garden Cloche

Upcycling vs. Recycling For some reason I'd always assumed (ass-U-me) that anything we 'reused', rather than throw in the garbage, was  recycling; apparently not. Upcycling is reusing an item, such as the plastic crate pictured below, and creatively using it for something else. While recycling is taking items made of plastic, metal, paper etc. to... Continue Reading →

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