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9 February 2016

Re-using breakages.


I took this shot outside the greenhouse - for no particular reason!  As the saying goes: waste not, want not!  The Victorians had a machine specifically designed for grinding down broken clay pot pieces and they would mix it in with various potting mediums.  It looked rather like an over sized and old fashioned mincing machine - the sort that clamped to edge of a table top. They knew a thing or two about recycling even back then!  As for me (and lacking such a machine) I break them down and use smaller pieces for drainage in other (unbroken) clay pots!  Our rule being: Absolutely NO plastic pots allowed other than inside the greenhouse or cold frames!

Recycling PTC style.

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