HUT OF ONE'S OWN:


HUT OF ONE'S OWN:

EMILY CHAPPELL    Book Number: 91298    Product format: Hardback

Allotments are places to grow food but they are so much more than that - places to encourage spontaneity, exploration, learning, sharing, restful activity and camaraderie. The book is a celebration of the allotment hut and their architecture and design, but most of all of the wonderful invention and resourcefulness that make each one unique. They are after all the original upcycling design. Communal huts can be made from old portacabins or shipping containers. The traditional scarecrow on the allotment is made with pre-loved clothing on sticks and metal frames and here there is a gallery of characters like a Halloween masked ghoul. Scaffolding netting is great for protecting crops from cabbage white butterflies. Use a chemical-free cardboard to suppress weeds in the courgette patch in the Weed Control section. Cut plastic bottles in two and use each half as a mini green house for individual plants. Painted car tyres can be used to make a tower to plant potatoes in and stacked higher. A pallet can be turned into a vertical strawberry planter, lollipop sticks used as labels and raised beds made from advertising board panels. Use a recycled recycling bin to store rain water with netting to prevent birds falling in. Here?s all about plastic corrugated roofing, roofing felt, fibreglass sheeting, and even stained glass, immaculately painted wooden strips, slate slabs, windows and doors from old conservatories and some Greenhouses of Note right down to little ones for children. Make a statement. Full of inspiring and practical advice and beautiful colour artwork. 307pp.
Published price: £12
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ISBN 9781784979690
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