Tuesday, 15 May 2012

CD plant protectors

Being a gardener you need to be an optimist - you plant things in the hope that they will germinate and grow. No mean feat with all the things that eat young plants on our allotment- not only do we have the usual slugs and birds, we also have rabbits and deer - its a wonder anything survives!.

After our bean crop was decimated, I decided I needed to take action. We looked at all the other allotment plots I could see CDs worked well to scare birds. So we visited the pound shop to buy some. I asked the 'The Fairy' if she wanted to jazz them up - she suggested making flowers.

Sorting out which colours she wanted where


The finished product (don't look too closely at the bed below - most of the beans have already been eaten and the bed needed weeding when I took the photo!)


  1. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing on this week's Kids Co-Op Linky! -PlayDrMom

  2. What beautiful flowers to add to and protect your garden. Thanks for sharing with Tuesday Tots!

  3. How creative! Great idea for using recycled items too. Hope it works for you (we always have unwelcome critters in our garden too). Thanks for sharing at Discover & Explore this past week.

  4. What a great idea, some nifty recycling, getting children involved, and solving a problem - fab.


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