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Posted: 20/04/2012 at 17:20

Awww, thanks GrandadGardener - I'll remember that for tomorrow - in fact I have a builders bag of pea gravel in the front garden - could I use this for a mulch? would I have to wash it first?

Thanks again


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 13:03

Hi Figrat, am letting them drian off as the water was up to the top of the pots - I have repotted them but roots were soaked through and the leaves on a couple of the stems have turned brown?

Will repot them tomorrow into the glazed pots


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 10:50

Thankyou x


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 10:44

Oh Dear Green magpie - lesson learned though

Figrat/Italophile, I put 3 holes in each about 1/4'' in diameter? Hope that will do the job?

I have some plastic terracottta style pot feet in the shed so will be using those when I repot them.

Please let me know if I have done enough holes as the pots are about 30cm in diameter at the top and about 10cm diameter at the bottom. If I need to do any more that is fine, I still have the tools and tape out as not put them away yet xx

Thanks again x


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 08:57

Hi everyone - thankyou so much for your replies and your support/help.

Gary/Italophile I have done what you suggested and have managed to put three holes in the bottom of the pots, about the size of a 5pence piece. was a bit tricky but managed in the end - couldnt delegate as partners left for work already   the tape got a little mangled around the drill bits but I managed it in the end

I have re-potted the clematis's for now as 3 pots flooded all together and will put them back in glazed pots later today.

Will the 5p size holes  be adequate do you think?

Thanks again, Lucy x


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 05:16

PS..............Pots are glazed and don't think I will be able to add drainage holes???????? Or will I ???


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 05:14

Just been out on the deck as I do first thing most mornings to check my plants. All this rain we have had and 3 of my large pots containing clematis are flooded with water...............yes, you guessed it; I didn't check the pot for drainage holes when I chose my pots. What can I do to remedy this? am I able to repot these plants? Help much appreciated.............

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 11:08
Aww thankyou, that's really kind. It is so disturbing knowing they have been in my space but my main worry is are they going to come back. They may have seen all the power tools etc in the other shed and gardening equipment & golf clubs etc.its cost a fortune that I couldn't really afford for Extra locks, alarms etc. I just hope it does the trick. I am so disgusted with the people that can do things like this.i am disabled due to bad back and a little bit of gardening is all I can manage and they have spoilt thus for me.i won't give in though. Thanks again for your kind words. Xx

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 17:30
That's crazy!! Anyway Padlock on and alarm fitted so feel a lot better now - enjoy your weekend xx

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 09:39
Thankyou so much for all your comments and advice. We have had the shed licked but are going for an alarm today ....... And more seeds so that I can start sowing again this week ...... Fingers crossed they don't come back xxxx

Discussions started by Lucy3

Climbing Roses

When to prune 
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old flavour 
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Roses in Containers 
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Sweet Peas

Removing leaves 
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What does it mean? 
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Bulbs, seeds wanted

help appreciated  
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Last Post: 09/08/2012 at 13:42

Plants for garden wall needed

evergreen plants needed 
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Clematis Rhapsody

Help needed 
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Bug House

How high please........ 
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Please help - dead or not???????/ 
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Last Post: 21/06/2012 at 22:06

Roses - please help if you can.....

This isn't what I bought........or is it???? 
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Last Post: 09/06/2012 at 10:50

Clematis for pots.........

Please help...... 
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Last Post: 11/05/2012 at 14:56

Paving or shingle - please help if you can

New to this.......... 
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Please help 
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