Monday, 09 February 2015
Go Green Week is an annual event that raises awareness within schools, colleges and universities of our effects on climate change. The 2015 event is being held 9-15th February and gives us the excuse to blog on one of our favourite topics, up-cycling. It is amazing just what you can create with household and garden items that would otherwise end up in landfill. Here is a round-up of some fantastic and stylish ideas for gardens that we’ve been excited about recently…
Eye catching gate made from pallets:
Pallets can also be used to make a cheap cold frame:
Unwanted wooden window frames can make an effective greenhouse for a small garden:
Old stair posts and mismatched crockery make for a very quaint bird feeder:
Paths needn’t just be made of stone/gravel. How about these for statement paving?
Some sanded-down wood and an old wheelbarrow wheel makes a stylish and easy to move bench:
Painted old tyres can be filled and covered with circular cushions:
Old oil drums take up so much space in landfill. But they can make amazing garden seats (ok, doing this yourself is not one for the faint hearted!)
If you’ve got an old trampoline that the kids have grown out of, how about making a cool hammock?
Outside rugs or mats can be expensive, so this is a great use for an old garden hose:
Planters can also be really expensive. Save some money by having a go at one of these ideas…
Tree stump planters:
Old tyres which we also blogged about back in April 2014:
We’ve included suggestions for projects big and small in the hope that we can inspire you to make a small difference this Go Green Week. We’d love to see any creations we’ve inspired you to make.
Thanks for reading,
All at Vialii