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16/07/2014 at 21:40
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.
16/07/2014 at 21:41

But that wouldn't be gardening, would it?

16/07/2014 at 21:44

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

16/07/2014 at 21:46

16/07/2014 at 22:31

What??? Did I read that right 

17/07/2014 at 07:54

You'd need these for pollination 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52806.jpg?width=220&height=240&mode=max

 

17/07/2014 at 08:01

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

17/07/2014 at 08:36

Erm 

 

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

17/07/2014 at 10:50

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

17/07/2014 at 10:58

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

17/07/2014 at 11:19
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!)
17/07/2014 at 11:24
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) 

17/07/2014 at 12:51

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

Edd
17/07/2014 at 12:54

Reported for advertising!  Lol

17/07/2014 at 17:44

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 

17/07/2014 at 23:55
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
18/07/2014 at 08:40

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.

18/07/2014 at 08:43

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! 

18/07/2014 at 08:52

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

18/07/2014 at 08:54

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

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