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My Old Stockings

Postby Phil Hansen » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:58 pm

Not really a tool as such - but certainly a handy thing to have around.
I use old stockings (just the leg bits to streatch over developing cabbages and bok choy etc. to stop cabbage moth from laying eggs. It still lets the light in and stretches as the plants grow.
They are also useful as general garden ties.
I always like to keep a bag of ladies stockings in my shed! :-?
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby midgin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:10 pm

What a top tip, thanks Phil.
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby abwal » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:25 pm

They are certainly very valuable tools for lots of garden applications.
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby Sam » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:15 pm

And cleaning. It was okay when I worked in the city - had plenty of laddered stockings. Now I have to buy cheapies to not even wear!
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby Pam » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:14 am

Check your op shops Sam. I got a lifetime's supply for about $5.
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby Luzy » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:42 am

A nice, cheap garden tool there, Phil (But what do the neighbours think?! :shock: :lol: )
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby Phil Hansen » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:05 pm

The neighbours are fine with it - until they realise whats missing from the clothes line.
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby midgin » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:47 pm

:D :D ..you snow dropper, you, Phil. :D :D
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby Phil Hansen » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:12 pm

Different reaction of course when they see me in my fish nets!
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby karyn » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:47 am

I have nasty pictures in my head...I was actually going to make a joke about fishnets, but decided not to!!
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby midgin » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:44 pm

Me too.... I keep thinking of Alexander Downer ....eeeewww.....
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby GreenGrub » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:14 pm

Oh now I feel ill!!!
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby Phil Hansen » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:28 pm

Mmmmm. Downer might be better than Rudd or Abbott in stockings though.
Perish the thought!
Fishnets get caught in the brambles anyhow - I'll stick to suspenders and high heels. :wink:
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby GreenGrub » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:25 am

LOL what a site that could be hey! Brambles.....no-one uses that phrase here you must be from the UK! Haven't heard that phrase used since I left! LOL. Also gumboots might afford your stockings a little more protection! :roll:
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Re: My Old Stockings

Postby Pam » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:55 am

The toe ends are also useful for covering the heads of sunflowers to save some from the parrots. I doubt fishnets would be adequate though.

Pop a lemon into the toe of a stocking (if you can find a spare, phil :lol: )and tie a knot above it. Insert another lemon and tie another knot etc etc. Hang in a nice airy spot, then as you need a lemon just cut the bottom one below the knot - they'll keep for a good while. I suppose it would work well for onions too.
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