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Has anyone ever found a way of having a nice looking wheelie bin store??
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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,999
    Only if you have a lot of money.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,506
    There's one in July GW Magazine, page 64 - Wooden frame with a tray on top filled with gritty soil and used to grow succulents, or it could be other alpines.
  • BigladBiglad Posts: 3,152
    With a few adaptations (trellis for a climber at one end and a flat roof that I can grow on), this is what I'd like.

    East Lancs
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 3,496
    Short of space and unable to disguise them with fancy woodwork ?  If you are any good at artistic paintwork, your bins could look like part of your garden - climbing roses/clematis - even the odd enticing juicy strawberry tho you may well annoy the local Blackbirds looking for a treat ;)
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    I have 5 wheelie bins, all full size except 1 (landfill). Half used to be kept in a shared space but new neighbours intend to move theirs round the back. Quite happy to do this but 'I' will have to dig out a border to accommodate them. Just wondered if anyone had some good ideas.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153
    When we had our garden landscaped last year we had a bin storage area built in to the design. I’ve planted a climbing Rose and a couple of clematis in front of it to turn it into more of a feature. 

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    hogweed said:
    Has anyone ever found a way of having a nice looking wheelie bin store??
    By spending money.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,527
    I keep my 3 bins (garden,general,recycle),kitchen waste caddy plus the paper crate in the garage!
    No room outside where they would look ugly and I have no car.
    The general rubbish bin is by the rear garage door and is also the garage bin.
    The other bins are at the other end just inside the up and over door so I can easily access from the garage front onto the driveway for bin day.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • FlyDragonFlyDragon Posts: 834
    I got some of those trough planters with trellis at the back, planting Ivy and clematis,  and put castors on them, the idea being I would wheel them back and forth to get the bins out each week.  Unfortunately the planters weren't really sturdy enough to cope with being pulled about regularly and started to splinter at the joins, and it was a hassle trying to gently move them across uneven paving slabs.  It might work with sturdier planters or a smoother surface! 

    In the end I just put the bins out on the drive at the side of the house so I don't have to look at them! 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,857
    Only 2 bins here and both in the garage along with a stand that was bought in Belgium and designed to hold beer crates but which we use for plastic boxes to sort bottles, cardboard and paper. 

    Bottles, cardboard and paper have to be taken to the local bottle and paper bank or else the recycling centre, all only accessible with a local card and bar code.   No green waste bin either but we recycle it all anyway in the form of compost heaps.

    If I lived in the UK still I think I'd go for one of these structures -    
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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