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in The potting shed
An open note to all Shops big and small,
Please Think of the wheelchair user this christmas
Don't leave boxes in the way ,we got to be-able to move around all this stuff
i know you want to sell as much as you can ,but if i decide i can't get around your shop i won't buy anything !
So please think before you fill your floor space !!
A wheelchair user ........
RIGHT GOT IT ON NOW PHEW
I do hate the way most garden centres seem to turn into Santa's Grottoes at this time of year. But then, if it keeps them going, why should I complain? I just avoid going to them until January.
I agree gardengirl6, I visit garden centres for gardening things not to meet elves. but over winter it cant be easy for them to turn a profit. Roll on new year!!
You are so lucky to have garden centres! Be grateful and put up with grotty santas once a year. Here we have "pepineristes".! It's the same old, same old boring plants, the tried and tested , never anything new or interesting. And they are closed on Sundays. Most of the plants are pot bound and so dry you are taking a risk buying them. Having said all that , in my local supermarket, i have just bought a camelia for 3 euros. It is pot bound, very dry but desparately still alive. I felt sorry for it so I bought it even though my soil is nuetral not acid so it's not going to be easy. Wish it luck please.
To give your new camellia acid soil, you can plant it in a pot. Here's how to do it:
Camellias will take being in a pot quite well. Don't let it dry out in the summer though as they need plenty of moisture when forming flower buds.
'Rescue plants' are always fun. You get a great sense of achievement having made something of a plant that other people couldn't be bothered with. Does anybody else have a habit of rescuing plants?