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gallery of shame

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:13

Last spring I threw a dead pot onto the "heap" of soil dug from the garden pond area.

This winter is grew into a Swiss chard that apparently wasn't as dead as I thought.

Trouble is its now 5ft tall (it won't let me put a photo up) and I still feel too guilty for my abandoning it to actually harvest it.

I fear it may soon become a hazard to light air craft.

Tiny Plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:05

ha ha! I don't even want to know my thumbs were thinking when I mistyped that! 


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:03

Touch wood Fidget he's managed to keep his insides inside today; a little lethargic when we went out for a stroll this evening (we met his friends in the park and after a few minutes of madness he gave up chasing them and came back to us for cuddles; most unlike him) but he troffed down super and brought me his dental stick to hold while he chewed so he seems to be feeling alright.

It is horrid to see him get so wound up when you know you can't explain to him why he explodes! At least with IBS in people they're aware of what is happening. All he knows is one minute he's sleeping the next there's poop up the walls.


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 21:30

Evening all. 

Tiny Plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 20:48

Ladybird; I have three cacti in a glass bowl type pot in the bedroom that size wise would fit perfectly! (thry looked lovely when I first planted but now I'm not so sure) thank you for the idea. I greet them every morning but didn't think of them. Some thick gloves and rehoming might be in order ;) 

hmm... now I have a glass bowl that needs a feature.


Tiny Plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 20:44

*hits google* Oooh I like your ideas Fairy. I have a sexifrage in a pot already (couldn't decide which one to get grandfather so brought two and let them live in the garden for a couple of weeks til I made my mind up!) 

Tiny Plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 20:40

Fairygirl: the blue thing in front is the fairy clothes washing liquid measuring "thing" (I tried to use a tennis ball but some one with four legs walked off with it).

Tiny Plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 17:22

So it seems the only watch Gardeners World will let me post an image of the pots is if it shows the definately not 5mb details! Silly computer.

Tiny Plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 17:18

I have strict rules for my garden design

1. will it survive up north

2. can I eat it

3. will nature like it

4. if inside will it thrive on neglect 

So I don't know how I ended up buying these tiny dainty pots the size of tea cups I have no idea.

Can anyone suggest a fun fairy sized plant that might do well in them?

GW Live

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 13:32

I'm not going BUT there is a man from her local garden centre going who has been instructed (by mother) with a list of plants I want so I shall be keeping my fingers crossed!

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