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You might not have to face these water priorities while using artificial plants. Because you don't require any of these things while using silk plants.
fidgetbones

But that wouldn't be gardening, would it?

pansyface

There could be a whole parallel gardening experience here. Silk slugs and silk greenfly.

Orchid Lady

What??? Did I read that right 

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Dovefromabove

You'd need these for pollination 


 

Orchid Lady

And David K's avatar to not eat our silk plants 

Clarington

Erm 

 

I think I'd rather my twice daily jaunts around the garden with my special needs wheelbarrow full of watering cans.

artjak

Silk plants would get jolly soggy in the rain Perhaps the only way is plastic

pansyface

Oh, can I sing Plastic Man while I do it? Love Ray Davies. Sorry, old, old.

Stacey Docherty
I have said it before but will recall the tale... When we moved In to our house I marveled at how despite not tending the garden the flowers were lovely... A few days later and I realised it was a collection of material and plastic flowers throughout and artificial ivy strung up over the fence panel. Lol 4 carrier bags we withdrew from the garden. Just out of badness I keep one of the yellow plastic chrysanthemums in the kitchen ( in a vase!)
Dovefromabove
pansyface wrote (see)

Oh, can I sing Plastic Man while I do it? Love Ray Davies. Sorry, old, old.

I'm also a big Ray Davies fan - big pics on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager - then in my 40s when I was working for a bit music festival, I met actually met him and drank champagne with him (along with some colleagues) 

pansyface

I hope it didn't taste "just like cherry cola"

Edd

Reported for advertising!  Lol

Orchid Lady

Clarington, what a fab idea....I just need to fix my wheelbarrow which has a flat tyre again and I can't fix it (cars yes wheelbarrows no!!) need OH.....off to the sexism thread now 

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All the rainwater from our gutters from the house and two sheds and greenhouse is collected in two waterbutts, when full, the water is directed underground via pipes to an unused well, we have placed a pump in the well, connected a tap and hosepipe, and over the last ten years it has kept our plants well watered, I realize we were very lucky to find the well, but saving rain water is key. plus we get a discount on our water bill,anyone with any kind of soakaway can receive a discount from water company, but you have to ask for it
Clarington

Wow that's such a lovely thing to have Suzy.

If you need a giggle mother has informed me that for my wedding I shall be having fake flowers including where people will be camping as my brother doesn't want his hayfever triggering as he'll have puffy eyes in the photos!   My reply was surprisingly polite.

Clarington

OL because I'm still in pots for a lot of plants I've taken to filling the barrow with water and soaking the pots in the water overnight and swapping for different pots the next day.

Get a can of instant fix and put it in your tyre - evil stuff but very effective! 

Dovefromabove

Hasn't your brother jumped the gun a bit?  Invitations haven't gone out yet - he might not be invited! 

Clarington

The way my family are ploughing on with it I'm more concerned I haven't been invited!!