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11/05/2014 at 15:09

Your sink is looking lovely OL, I think the pink one might be a phlox.

11/05/2014 at 15:38

 Here we go ladies, left to right, top to bottom;

White one - Saxifraga Pixie White

Yellow one - Erysimum Hybrida Canaries

Pink one - Phlox McDaniel's Cushion

Middle one - Sedum spathulifolium Purpureum

Pink one - Saxigraga

Blue one - Corydalis Blue Dragon

Cobwebby one - Sempervivum (Arachnoideum)

and finally my lovely Geum Totally Tangerine (I don't need the label for that one )

I hope you are all suitably impressed at my plant id'ing  I didn't cheat......honest!! 

11/05/2014 at 15:38

PS thank you Lisa 

11/05/2014 at 20:15

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

11/05/2014 at 21:27

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

11/05/2014 at 21:32

Thanks OL, sink looks lovely.

Scroggin, thanks will try and get there.

17/05/2014 at 20:58

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...........

18/05/2014 at 21:10

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 

20/05/2014 at 15:46


20/05/2014 at 20:55

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

20/05/2014 at 20:58

Looks gorgeous OL, really filled out 

20/05/2014 at 21:00

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...

20/05/2014 at 21:12

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.

20/05/2014 at 21:19

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

20/05/2014 at 22:25

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 

18/06/2014 at 21:19

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.

18/06/2014 at 22:05

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 

26/07/2014 at 15:55

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 

26/07/2014 at 19:00

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.............

26/07/2014 at 19:57

Brilliant idea obelixx, can we have a pic to perv 

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