Recycle in the Garden

A garden full of yellow tulips.

A garden full of yellow tulips.

If you are a budding gardener, then your potting shed is sure to be full to the brim with old plastic flower pots, compost bags, and much more. Gardeners are well known for hoarding bits and pieces that might come in useful one day, so why not put your collection to good use and learn some ways to recycle in the garden? We have come up with a few ways to put gardening leftovers to good use, why not give them a go?


  • Fizzy drink bottles – you can use old 2 litre fizzy drink bottles as mini cloches for seedlings in your garden. Simply cut off the bottom of the bottle and place the plastic tube over your plant. Unscrew the cap to allow ventilation on hot days. This is a great way to recycle in the garden, using household waste to benefit your greenery.
  • Lollipop sticks – We all love a nice cold lollipop in the summer, but who knew their sticks were the real prize? Be sure to save your lollipop sticks during the summer, and put them to good use as labels for your plants.
  • Old CDs – It is important to recycle in the garden as much as possible, as it often means that unwanted goods are given a second lease of life. If you have an old CD collection that is gathering dust in the loft, then why not hang them in the garden as bird scarers. They glint and they spin in the wind, deterring birds.
  • Toilet roll tubes – Old toilet roll tubes are great for starting peas, sweet peas, carrots, and other plants that require a deep rooting area. Simply fill the tube with compost and sow the seeds on top of the tubes. When it comes to transferring them outside, simply plant the whole tubes in the ground, as they will naturally decompose.


If you would like to discuss with us more ways to keep your garden in good condition, then do not hesitate to get in touch with our team here at the London Topsoil Company. Call us today on 01959 897609 to talk about our topsoil services.