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Today I Dug Up...

Post: # 293343Post Viper254
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:25 am

Today I was digging around the back of the cob nut tree, in preparation for what will eventually be a shed base. I found...
  • A set of ancient, buried scales. I can't deny that finding a plunger-like submerged metal object gave me the jitters initially.
  • One rather sorry looking bag of coal
  • About 500 plastic disposable cups - perfect for seedlings
  • One stainless steel bowl - perhaps for an animal? Cleaned up nice
  • A sheet of corrugated iron
  • One broken glass pane
  • Some netting
  • Some chicken wire
In about three barrowloads. This is going to take some time.
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Re: Today I Dug Up...

Post: # 293344Post ina
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:40 am

Treasure! Most of that sounds very usable.
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Post: # 293346Post Green Aura
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:28 pm

My thoughts exactly, ina.
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Re: Today I Dug Up...

Post: # 293347Post Flo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:38 pm

Viper isn't going to be fit to celebrate all night to see the new year in then.

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Re: Today I Dug Up...

Post: # 293348Post Viper254
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:49 pm

It's always a struggle to see the new year in.

We have a bonfire the size of a van built to burn, so that'll keep us entertained for sure this evening.
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Post: # 293349Post Flo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:32 pm

:lol: What size van?

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Re: Today I Dug Up...

Post: # 293350Post Viper254
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:51 pm

Flo wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:32 pm
:lol: What size van?
Oooh dunno... bit smaller than a transit... Doblo maybe?

Postponed until tomorrow as I have run out of steam...
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Post: # 293354Post Flo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:42 am

Early to bed then before the midnight pips?

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Post: # 293357Post Thomzo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:07 am

Wow, what a haul. I’ve dug up various things in various gardens, not all as useful, though. 500 glass bottles, various car engine parts, a shed (in bits), an aluminium greenhouse frame (no glass), a silver plated kilt pin (with no silver left 🙄), various body parts (plastic) and the most useful thing was a 5lb weight. Makes you wonder what else is down there?
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Post: # 293362Post ina
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:38 pm

The most interesting thing I ever found was about 30 golf balls. And no, I don't play golf.
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Re: Today I Dug Up...

Post: # 293365Post Viper254
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:09 am

I have also found golf balls. I think I may be digging my way through an old shed at the moment, but it's so decomposed it's actually not quite possible to tell!

How does this stuff get down there? That's what I'd love to know.

Also, anybody know what to do with a wheelie bin full of broken glass? I feel like it's recyclable, but have yet to work out where I can take it.
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Post: # 293369Post Green Aura
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:32 am

Viper254 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:09 am
Also, anybody know what to do with a wheelie bin full of broken glass? I feel like it's recyclable, but have yet to work out where I can take it.
That's a tricky one. You obviously can't put it into bottle banks. What about a craft glass blower? Can they recycle it? I know of one in North Wales - the Glassblobbery in Corwen. It might be worth dropping him an email. He may know of someone closer, or if it's usable at all.

Otherwise your local council might be able to help.
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Re: Today I Dug Up...

Post: # 293370Post ina
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:35 am

Green Aura wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:32 am
Viper254 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:09 am
Also, anybody know what to do with a wheelie bin full of broken glass? I feel like it's recyclable, but have yet to work out where I can take it.
That's a tricky one. You obviously can't put it into bottle banks.
Why not? As long as it fits through the holes - the lid might even be open...
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Post: # 293372Post Green Aura
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:38 am

Our bottle banks are those old dome things - they don't have a lid. I'm guessing that shoving a wheelibins worth of small pieces of broken glass, through a 6" hole might not be an option.:lol:
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Re: Today I Dug Up...

Post: # 293373Post ina
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:46 am

Green Aura wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:38 am
Our bottle banks are those old dome things - they don't have a lid. I'm guessing that shoving a wheelibins worth of small pieces of broken glass, through a 6" hole might not be an option.:lol:
Might depend on the size of the wheelie bin! :mrgreen:
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