Green-fingered gardeners have been indulging in a bit of “green” recycling at the Gardener’s World Live show at the NEC in Birmingham.
Exhibitions and displays have used recycled materials, including old tyres and washing machines, to create pathways and water features!
Our tyres fitters are increasingly being asked by customers if they can keep their old tyres after we’ve fitted the replacements, because they want to use them as planters.
Apparently, they make fantastic containers for allotments and growing vegetables, especially potatoes, in.
Meanwhile, back at the Gardeners World Live show, David Domoney admitted he scoured the waste tips of Birmingham, scrapyards and car boot sales to find material for his exhibit which uses only recycled and reused items.
Washing machines and toilets have become water features, shredded tyres have been turned into paths and an old car used as a giant metal plant pot.
“Anything that can be used as a planter will be,” said David. “Car boot sales could be the new garden centres.”
Recycling is also the theme of the small gardens display created by Warwickshire College for the show which is on until Sunday.
A patch of waste land is transformed into a green oasis using discarded objects like car parts, bottles and oil drums.
Landscape lecturer Gary Knights said: “We wanted it to be as real as possible so our budget was just £900.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office