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Any good uses for an old hosepipe?

twopenny
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Before I make a trip to the tip I have an old hosepipe, one of the green reinforced ones but it's been just collapsing onto itself for a few years now and I'm fed up with having to squidge the squeezed bits every time I need it.
Just wondered if there are any other uses? I hate to throw stuff but sometimes it's for sanity sake to just get a new one. It has worked out a 80p a year

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  • Sky_
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    I use mine to support netting etc over my vegetables--cut a length off, stick a small cane in each end and push canes into the ground to make an arch.  I also use the good sections to bridge my permeable/self-watering hose over the paths between veggie beds and plan to use it for the same purpose between my new large outdoor pots.

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  • twopenny
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    Ah, watering pots may be an idea. I've had to put trees in pots because of all the drains on the property. Maybe a temporary fruit cage to defeat the canny blackbirds.
    Lol to cosh,easier to trip people up. But having moved to a very safe area not in need now.

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  • -taff
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    Poke holes in it and use it as a seep hose?
    Shampoo? No thanks, I'll have real poo...
  • twopenny
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    Taff I did that with a hose some years ago. It worked briefly then the holes filled up with soil or the plastic pushed in closed up again.
    I still think it's a good idea just don't have a way to make it work.

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  • -taff
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    If it was laid on top of the soil and slits cut instead of holes it might. But if it's that bad maybe use it in big pots to fill them up a bit instad of polystyrene or crocks?
    Shampoo? No thanks, I'll have real poo...
  • twopenny
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    edited 24 February 2021 at 11:19PM
    Good thinking. I have two large pots waiting for shrubs to be potted on and the small garden is short on stone.
    And it's also reminded me that I'm about to chuck away the two large pots that got smashed in the wind. I'll shred those and keep the pieces for the future.

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