The gardens of Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!


29 April 2010

Ban Polystyrene in the Garden

Don't you just HATE these awful polystyrene seed trays?

The plant roots grow into and attach to the polystyrene and cannot slide out.  The cells then have to be broken in order to remove the plants. The wind blows the pieces ALL over the garden! They can't then be re-used and therefore have to be rounded up and  thrown away!  Why are they used at all?

The only possible use I can think of for broken bits of polystyrene is to put in the bases of large pots (therefore reducing their weight) for drainage instead of gravel but I can only use so much!!!

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