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Where to find terrarium/indoor greenhouse type things

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:00

Hello all!

Looking to add some indoor greenery to our house and I love the idea of terraniums, they are gorgeous in themselves, and with added plants I think they're wonderful, especially away from our naughty cat who has an obsession with leaves and will eat all of them off any plant we have, houseplant, seedling or even freshly cut... So these seem a great idea all around!

 

Problem is I'm finding it hard to find any! I've found one on ikea that's simple and functional... of course! But ideally it's ones like these

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60127.jpg?width=314&height=320&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60128.jpg?width=319&height=350&mode=max

 I'd have one in the living room, and another in the OH's office.

Any suggestions for more delicate ones would be great, otherwise it's a trip to ikea after the house move I think!

Spikey seed pod

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:22

interesting that it's related to tobacco considering the plant pots use!

Gardening Books

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:21

http://instagram.com/p/o0Vvu-w-Be/?modal=true

 

Not sure if that link will work as it's from my instagram account? But I like to spend lots of time in bookshops. This was my favourite place to hide after a hard shift at work. It's now closed down and relocated to a modern waterstones type affair... It used to be in an old windy rickety old building hidden away. They're making more money for the charity now which is great, but I can't help but miss how quiet it used to be!

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:31

Freddie Mercury and Brian May, I could talk to Freddie about art, flowers and cats, and Brian about badgers and politics, and well the music wasn't half bad either...

 

Whoever said Nigel Farage... Shame on you! wouldn't wee on him if he was on fire!

Weed or honeysuckle please!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 15:10

It looks somewhat like a pink coloured jasmine that's taken residence in my hedge alongside a climbing rose, I think some bird is to blame there...

Weed or honeysuckle please!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:49

Can I change my answer to some form of Jasmine?

Weed or honeysuckle please!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:46

could it be something related to bindweed, morning glory maybe? I'm sure someone will offer an answer soon. They don't seem to look like honeysuckle leaves to me... But then I don't know much

Allotment

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:41

I feel it's a necessary evil sadly. I wish it wasn't. but I've used the glyphosphate on half my plot, it was just the ticket. The other half I haven't touched with chemicals is as tall as I am will brambles and bindweed... which I obviously can not wait to dig up

The parts we've grown on have been organic, and come next spring after we've dug up the rest will be too.

I'm sure you'll be glad someone's taken the time and money to weedkill for you eventually, my wallet would have loved someone to do that for us when we got ours in June!

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:55

Ahh, I was looking on Amazon yesterday for ideas for OHs christmas presents, he's more gardening mad than I! Anyway, I saw they have a small moulded pond thingy for £20 or so, OH had mentioned wanting to make a pond at the allotment for the part we're dedicating to wildflowers for pollinators and birds and the such, so I thought it might make a rather neat present for him to set up for spring? I imagine it'd be more effective setting it up then, rather than winter! Until then he can collect stones, broken pots and things

anyway, this post gives me hope that we could create something not only at the allotment, but at home too. Will keep an eye out for a little container type thingy to set up in the garden. Thanks!

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