Reduce, Recycle, Repurpose

These are the three R’s – Reduce, Recycle, Repurpose.
REDUCE your consumption and the amount of landfill you produce.
RECYCLE into the yellow topped bins where possible.
REPURPOSE by finding new uses for the things you already have.

Converting a Swimming Pool to a Water Tank

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The art of repurposing is looking at something you don't want and turning it into something you do want. Had enough of that swimming pool? Some people love them but for others, the joy of pool ownership is overshadowed by the cost of maintenance, the need for refurbishment, and those compulsory fences. Turning pools into [...]

Pool fences make good supports for vertical gardens

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Pool fences are necessary - ugly, inconvenient, but necessary if you have a pool. But we no longer have a pool which means the fences can come down.  Woohoo! I can walk from the front to the back garden without negotiating two gates. Plus, without the fence cutting across your line of vision, the garden [...]

Little Rotters – Free-range Worms

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To save space and effort, I decided to do away with the compost bin and install more free-range worm stations instead. Worm farms need to be sealed to exclude wildlife and easy to access for regular addition of kitchen scraps. This is the latest version to try.  I bought a set of 3 Little Rotters [...]