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Latest posts by SweetPea93

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:38

when we own we will one day, but until then what landlord has, landlord will keep.

dog rosehips collecting

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:31

In a bush I have a rather lovely dog rose climbing it's way through it, it's since finishe flowering and has started dropping rose hips all over the ground. Are these suitable to collect seed from or will I need to try and take a cutting as I'd like to take it with us when we move... I have precisely no experience with roses!

the rose hips that have fallen to the ground aren't dried out, they're still squishy, but there's still plenty on the bush!

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:25

I was going to say sweet peas too. I like the delicate nature of willowy sweet peas and sweet williams, but I'm old fashioned! SW kaleidoscope would look lovely in a display I think.

Plant with pretty pink flowers

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:21

i've some bulbs that were labeled anemome just from wilkos last year, lots of colours, they have thrived and blooming lots, will they behave in the same way if separating? Also after they've finished flowering the flower head goes all fluffy like cotton wool... Normal?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:18

hey again BM, I'll be sad to leave here I'm sure! Kitty cats are indoor only and prefers the life of luxury being served all day and all night. I can't bare their cries so give in to food demands all the time. *sigh*

Been out into the garden for a bit to plant up a wooden fruit crate with purple flowers we got from the GC, heaven knows what they're called! There's a trailing lilac petunia, I know that much!

Moved my only carnation that grew from seed, a fantastic burgandy colour which is being strangled by another lovely surprise, from somwhere in the centre of a city were some lovely wild sweetpeas if that's such a thing, they look just like this:

which considering I'd been trying to pull them unsuccessfully for a month I'm very glad I had a break and these lovely flowers came to being, even though they're climbers have well climbed up all my bedding plants unseen for what must be weeks. I've untangled what I can and made a makeshift wigwam until they stop flowering. Will seed form in pods like normal SPs? I've never encountered the wild stuff before!

I'm going to miss our garden lots, but I can't wait for the privacy of a rear garden with a proper lawn and even a flowering tree in it! I think it's got lots of potential to be a real peach of a small garden!

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:56

BM it's that lovely tabby that means I've got to replace the oil cloth seat coverings, the claws split and tore them when she jumps up. Not intentional, but irritating nonetheless!

I'd love a farmhouse kitchen with blue cupboards! Our new kitchen is ultra modern and brown and chrome. It's gorgeous, but one day I'll get a lovely shaker style one. Maybe in a light grey based green, not sure I could convince the OH to baby blue for a whole kitchen the chairs were hard enough!



A girl could dream eh?



Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:49

the yellow and red ones, which is very technical I'm sure!

that type! I saw some reduced at the same GC but had nowhere to put them, and would be very fragile to move house with I imagine! I made a log of all my flower seeds and the colours, and it's all very pink heavy, so having a sunny spot in the corner would be very appreciated I think with lots of hot colours!


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:44

From what I can tell from seed it likes to be hot, so I might just have to be hopeful the GC sells it again next year ready grown! I've never seen it before until this year! I especially love the bright bright pink!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:42

We have all the veg we could ever need rb, the local GC was selling all it's seeds for 50p each! We got absolutely tonnes! Thank you for the offer though Aiming to get a nice trellis for the shed and grow blue morning glory over the wall. Heaven know how long it'll take to establish. I'd like to stay there long term though, that's for sure!

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:39

I think I rightly assume I'm quite shabby chic in my design tastes, much to the OHs distaste, he thinks it too twee and girly and despises my obsession with Cath Kidston... I'll see if I have any photos of my cutesy things outside of the garden...

 This was a horrid dark mdf type magazine rack side table thing, now it's this lovely colour and keeps my GW mags safe and has my record player living on top of it. I've also got typewriters and a kitchen table to match, the chairs are the same colour, and the table is crisp white. Not sure I've got a photo of that. The seats have strawberries on them, but they need reupholstering.

 Garden is definitely more shabby than chic currently!

Discussions started by SweetPea93

Belfast sinks and their true value?

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Where to find terrarium/indoor greenhouse type things

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Dahlias grown from seed, tubers?

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New garden new start... Fingers crossed

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dog rosehips collecting

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Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

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Spetchley Park Gardens

Took a lovely daytrip 
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GW live. What to expect?

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flowering plant ID, but no flowers, just a bulb!

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After a cruddy day, came some sunshine

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The challenges of a smaller than average garden

No room left at the inn! 
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Marigolds looking... well weird

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Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

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