In Bloom team to build greenhouse out of plastic bottles

plastic greenhouse

Wilmslow in Bloom is asking for help with this year's North West in Bloom entry..... but it's not quite what you'd expect.

Every year as part of the town's entry into the competition, volunteers create an artwork; two years ago there was the butterfly and bee woven fence in Bank Square, and last year Grove Street was decorated with woven willow flowers to complement the planting around the town.

This year the team is intending to create a greenhouse in Bank Square – out of plastic bottles! 

Georgie Johnson explained "These greenhouses are remarkably effective and use up plastic bottles that would otherwise have to go in your recycling bin. Once the greenhouse has been created it will be in Bank Square as a place to come and swap seedlings and plants for everyone to enjoy."

The Wilmslow In Bloom team needs hundreds of empty 2 litre plastic bottles (either green or clear), not crushed and without their labels. If you have any they request that you drop them at Sainsburys (next to the bike sheds in the car park) or at Bank Square in the large bags that will be located there from Easter Weekend.

Georgie added "Once we have collected enough bottles, the greenhouse will be constructed and everyone is invited to come and help – look out for details over the next few weeks.

Wilmslow in Bloom is going for its 5th Gold Medal this year with the theme of "Blooming Wilmslow'. Local businesses will be received details of how to get involved in the next few weeks. For more information or to get involved contact wilmslowinbloom@gmail.com.

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Oliver Romain
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 3:28 pm
Can we have a close up picture please?
Martin Kitchin
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 5:02 pm
Hello Oliver,

Yes what a clever idea it is but isn't there a risk that it might get blown away across Bank Square (or even stolen by n'eer do wells) unless it's permanently tethered down ?

Of empty plastic bottles there's a fair few littering up the A34 by pass again. Too risky to go pick them up though . . .
Oliver Romain
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 8:49 pm
It’s okay Martin we can send the handyman on to the 34 to collect bottles. Apparently WTC doesn’t need to do risk assessments. Problem solved.
Oliver Romain
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 8:49 pm
It’s okay Martin we can send the handyman on to the 34 to collect bottles. Apparently WTC doesn’t need to do risk assessments. Problem solved.
Pippa Jones
Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 3:22 pm
What a brilliant idea! Well done to the In Bloom team for coming up with something so original and innovative, especially if we can all use it as a place to swap seedlings and plants.
Ruth McNulty
Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 7:01 pm
We need YOUR help to bring this into being. We now need hundreds of 2 litre plastic bottles - preferably with their labels stripped.
We have secured yellow mullock bags by the cycle shed in the car park by Sainsbury and in Bank Square as temporary collection sites.
Please bring your empty bottles with you on shopping trips into the town and leave in the bags rather than put them into your silver bins.
The In Bloom team are very grateful to the Manager and staff at Sainsbury who have offered to store the overflow from the yellow sacks until we are ready to construct the greenhouse.
Dave Cash
Thursday 5th April 2018 at 1:54 am
Given the planned dimensions, how many 2l plastic, carbonated drink bottles are required (add 20% for rejects)?
Will you keep wilmslow.co.uk apprised of the target/collection achieved each month?