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Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:49

No Brumbull, you've got it wrong, I recommend that he does it while he's on the inside - and then puts a triple thickness over the doorway, just to be on the safe side 

Plant pots

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:32

A plant pot needs to be fit for purpose - however there are many purposes for a plant pot, depending on what sort of plant is going to be planted in it.  A large pot for a shrub or fruit tree will need to be made of terracotta or earthernware, but frost proof so it can be left outside all round, and it will need to look attractive on your patio or terrace.

A plant pot for layering spring bulbs needs to be quite deep whereas a pot for alpine plants and some smaller bubs needs to be shallower.

A plant pot which is going to be used to pot on growing plants temporarily can be relatively basic, whereas something for more long-term planting needs other qualities.

The price will be according to the type and size of pot.

Sorry, don't suppose that's of much help. 



Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:22

Did you order me one Verdun? 

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:20

When OH and I were first together I went through a spell when I had hardly any garden - it was miserable trying to cram plants into my tiny patch - when we were looking to move I know that OH thought he would be happy in a stylish loft apartment down on the Waterfront  but he knew that I wouldn't be worth living with if I couldn't grow things, so we came here - and now he likes getting the mower out and is chuffed by how the lawn is improving with being mown regularly rather than twice a year like the last chap did.  He loves watching the insects (he's becoming a Shield Bug enthusiast ) hedgehogs, birds and bats, and sweeps the lawn for baby frogs before mowing. And now he's growing garlic.

What would we do if we didn't have a garden?  We'd probably go out for long walks like we used to do.  I'd bake more cakes and do more writing and painting - but in just over 3 weeks' time I'll have more time to do all that too, as well as more time to garden 

Instead of a Beck

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:09

That's a good tip Fg, thanks.  

Our pond will have to be in the lawn over near the ash trees so will involve some tough digging with the tree roots - I've got the builder coming to do some bits and pieces after Christmas - I might ask if his 'big strong son-in-law' has got time to dig a hole, as well as doing a bit of fencing for me.  

After all, if he's got his spade out ........... 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:06

Don't think that's possible Matty - think we're sound on here and can cope with whatever gets thrown at us, technical blips included 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 12:35

Oh bother - no edit button at the moment so I can't correct my spelling - should read cliques 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 12:33

That's a relief - regulars and old hands on this forum have worked hard not to let clicques and factions to develop - we're all in this together  



Posted: 13/10/2013 at 12:15

Oh bless you Star gaze lily ((hugs))  you've not upset me   I thought I'd upset you and GG - it's sometimes difficult to get things right on a board when we're friends and total strangers at the same time   

I really don't want GG to feel left behind , but unless we all post on both threads I don't know what to do about it 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 12:04

Sorry, that was the stuffed chillies, not the greenhouse - I value my teeth 

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