Ahh ha, intrigued? Oui?
Not only do old tights (I think they’re called pantyhose in the US), make excellent grass heads, (you know you want to make one right now)…. but they are also brilliant as ties for plants! A friend a few years ago gave me this top tip, and I have used it ever since.
(Image from recyclethis.co.uk)
You only need very small bits from the tights, but they are softer than string and do not dig into your delicate plants. I have just tied up my mange tout, (they were going a bit crazy), but have in the past used them for tomatoes etc.
You do you your bit to save the planet, you don’t need to spend any more money, and your lovely plants remain happy! Everyone’s a winner (baby, that’s the truth)!
In other most excellent news (can you tell I watched Wayne’s world last night?!), the borrowers have returned my camera! Yay! So once the ‘Great UK rain of 2012’ subsides I shall be able to take photos of all the things trying to grow in the garden. The poppy seeds I scattered are starting to flower, and the beautiful peony (Paeonia) is as well. Also, in the warm room my courgettes are juuuust thinking about sprouting….