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scroggin

Aldi's are selling Alpines at 99p each for a 9cm pot on Thurs 15th May

Orchid Lady

Ooh, thanks Scroggin, don't know how I missed that 

star gaze lily

Thanks OL, sink looks lovely.

Scroggin, thanks will try and get there.

We were lucky to have inherited two belfast sinks in the garden of our house (found when we cleared away an overgrown shrub). We've tried growing a few things in them, however the local cats or foxes seem to want to use them as litter trays.  Any suggestions to help keep them off them? 

We've put some flower bulbs in this year to see if they'll grow, but we wait to see...........

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Orchid Lady

I have been away for 2 days, in Friday night my Geum had 2 flowers on, I've come home tonight and there are 6 open and LOADS of buds, absolutely made up 

Orchid Lady


 Just a bit of showing off  I love it and think I may have a new favourite plant 

Victoria Sponge

I agree OL- first time growing geums and I nominate them for plant of the year

My orange one is simply amazing like yours and the first flower has opened on the red...

Orchid Lady

I've got 12 red ones (Mrs Bradshaw) they have grown a lot too and are ready for repotting already, not sure if they will flower this year but hope so 

Thank you Lily and Victoria.

star gaze lily

I've got 2 mrs Bradshaw, mine are in the ground, I love them. Might have to get some more 

Orchid Lady

Mine are only babies Lily, they were the free ones from GW but have really come on in the last couple of weeks, desperate to be repotted but just not had chance.....that's tomorrow's job 

Hi, I have just purchased a sink today to bury in my new raised herb garden. This is to contain mint. should I try to seal the drain hole and if so has anyone any ideas please?

like all the lovely pics.

Orchid Lady

Hi Jenny, I'm not sure, I have just out grit in mine but don't know if that will be enough to stop the mint roots getting through.

Looking back on my pics I can't believe how much all 3 of my sinks have filled out, I will have to take some more pics and post tomorrow if I have time 

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Beaus Mum

Hi orchid lady, found the thread at last  The sinks are really lovely and was really good to see the pics from month to month and how they developed 

I use my old ceramic sink as a pot wahsing and newly divided plant watering sink.  It's installed on a stand I made just under the outside tap and has been a boon since I finally got around to setting it up a couple of months ago.    Looks good and is practical and, because it's not attached permanently, I can take it with me when we move.............

star gaze lily

Brilliant idea obelixx, can we have a pic to perv 

Beaus Mum

I second that star gaze, sounds really good obelix 


Here it is then, at the back of the garage where I have my work area.   All the plants are either seedlings, rescued plants from clearing beds or divisions - all waiting to be big enough to cope with life in the borders.