FABULOUS STAINLESS STEEL 10L MILK CHURN. PLEASE LOOK!!!!

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  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer PLANTAHOLIC

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    Hi everyone,
    After 34 years in our home, our 4.5 acre garden has got too much for us.
    We are selling and moving to an OAP retirement flat.
    Having to get rid of many excellent, expensive, as new things.
    Including this top of the range stainless steel 10L milk churn.
    (We once kept goats and milk was sold to local health shops.)
    A similar new 5L SS churn was recently for sale with a fixed price of £172.54!

    Made by AMSTA in Sweden.
    A top quality genuine stainless steel 10L milk churn.
    It is food grade stainless steel.
    In side there are no joints /folds/crevices to harbour bacteria.
    The lid is tight fitting.
    It has a heavy duty carrying handle.
    It is not a cheap Chinese import imitation.
    We used it for our goats milk for several years.
    It is very robust.... and should last a life time.
    In excellent condition without any dents..
    Just normal wear, slight scratches that come from using any stainless steel.
    Size... 13" tall x 8.5" diameter/or 33cm x 22 cm.
    £100.00 plus P.P or buyer to collect.

    It is an attractive item and would look fabulous just sitting in a farmhouse kitchen as an ornament.

    Sorry.. cannot find way to add live pics!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8605306723/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8605306475/in/photostream
     
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      If I lived nearer, I would have snatched your hand off!
      I'm sure it will sell very quickly: good luck with your move, SS :dbgrtmb:
       
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        Thank you Mum for your kind wishes.
        I will gladly post churn to anywhere in UK... at cheapest cost to add for P.P.
        Or anyone welcome to collect.
        It is just too nice/expensive item to put in a charity shop.

        Quietly broken hearted here...
        Our garden, was created over 33/34 years, after clearing it from an overgrown wilderness.
        Now planted with 1,000s of common and extremely rare trees, shrubs, bulbs, ferns etc ... nicely maturing. e.g.Dove tree flowered for first time 2 years ago.
        Got 220 plus named Acers, 40 Magnolia, 30 Hamamellis, 60 of this, 40 of that. (all plants are labelled with full Latin ... a nerdy thing!)

        Guy that is buying it, hasn't a clue as to value of plants/ work spent creating it.
        He just wants it for the 1000 sq ft of garage and storeroom space underneath the bungalow!
        I could weep.
         
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          Think not of what you are leaving behind, SS; remember only the joy it has given you for those 34 years :grphg:
           
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            I am trying to think like that.
            It was such fun hunting down special plants.
            Going to talks, visiting wonderful nurseries.
            It was an addiction.
            Some people collect stamps.
            My addiction was plants!
            Once we move it will be easier as I will not see it.
            Will not see or know what happens to it.

            Maybe in 100 years it will become the Welsh Lost Garden.... like Heligan!
             
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              Are you able to propogate those of special importance to you? Even just one specimen to take you into your new era?

              How soon will you be moving?
               
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              There will be no garden in next home.
              Lot of our plants need to be grafted.

              Offer just accepted.
              Accepted one last September, from a lady desperate for the garden.
              But it fell through in January, after guy took job abroad.

              So fingers tightly crossed it goes ahead this time, and we will be moving in approx 6-8 weeks!
               
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                Wow, you have so much to do in so little time! Wishing you the best of luck, SS.
                 
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                Good luck with your move and all the best wishes from Mrs Shiney and I.

                I know it must be a wrench to leave such a lovely place but I understand how difficult it must be to try and keep it going. You need to look upon it as being the start of something new. You'll have a lot more time to go visiting gardens and nurseries and to have more holidays where you can see some wonderful places. Your expert knowledge can be used to help others and how about giving talks to people? I'm sure you would be in great demand. :blue thumb:

                Keep in touch with all of us on here and we shall still need your superb knowledge and advice. :love30: :wub2:
                 
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                  Not too bad. No plants to take.
                  Just 44 years worth of "stuff".
                  Been fascinating going into the back of drawers. Finding "stuff" that hasn't seen light of day for years and years!
                   
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                    Hi Smiley,
                    Many thanks for your extremely generous and kind words.

                    Yes! In many ways it is exciting.
                    A new chapter in our lives.
                    A new country to explore .... SCOTLAND!
                    I am really looking forward to visiting new gardens and taking masses of close up pics to add to my extensive library of pics, to help with "the little grey cells"!!!
                    Holidays should be bliss... no last minute panics to water plants, in a drought.
                    .. remember those????
                    No grass to cut or edges to keep neat. May even manage to go away in the summer!
                    But best of all... we do it while still together.
                    I really do not think I could have coped with any of this without my wonderful other half.
                    Never fear... my addiction to plant id has not dimmed.
                    But could never give a talk to save my life!
                    Cheers.
                    S.S.
                     
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                      Being nosey what part of South Wales , sounds like a a dream garden , my last house I only lived there just under 3 years the couple buying hated gardening so I dug up everything apart from a (magnolia) I bought as a lost label plant had it a fair few years before needing to plant it and sods law was going to flower for the 1st time just before I moved and a huge bamboo. I hired a van for the week end. The new neighbours thought I was the landscape gardener , I do understand my mum moved form her cottage to a retirement apartment but she does miss her garden which is only 100 yards from where she lives now , but she still gets the pleasure of all the daffs that have popped up, and she overlooks the allotments where I helped her to grew lots of veg .

                      I hope you stay on here with us, as when it comes to naming plants you have to be No1 on GC thats a fact , just as well you are going to Scotland I would be like you wondering whats happening I still think about the magnolia.
                      You are in the right place for all of us to understand its memories of when you planted as well and the fun but not bad 44 years I think I will be long gone if I add that to my age of staying in one place.


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                        And the best of good fortune from us too. We are approaching a similar decision. We have only been here 18 years and the garden is only about an acre, but like you we created it from a weed infested, rubbish strewn field. Age is a terrible thing and infirmity plus age is even worse.
                         
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                          Spruce - If I hire a van ... how about I pick you up along the way and we gatecrash Mr & Mrs SS just slightly before they move and ... auction off their plants between ourselves? Cash in the pocket for SS, you can do the heavy stuff, I can do the driving (I'm good!) and it's a win-win-win :biggrin:
                           
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                            I will get Jenny and Loli on board as well those two can talk the birds out of the trees while we load up the van , well I mean me load and you drive :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                             
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