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  1. Michael Hewett

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    I rescued this Angelonia from a well known shop where it was dying a slow death, and I hope to keep it over winter in a shelter. It's a tender perennial :-

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    And also these two Begonia Rex which I was able to divide into more plants :-

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    I have identified the last one as 'Indian Summer' It looks the nearest I can find to that variety.
     
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      Had a delivery of compost today so I can start potting up the plug plants and some bacopa cuttings.
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      • Michael Hewett

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        That's a lot of compost @mazambo, you're going to be busy ! :smile:
         
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          To be honest it's a lot more than I'd normally buy, I'm a little concerned with the covid situation at the moment so I thought I'd get it while there's plenty around.
           
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          • ARMANDII

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            That was a good decision, mazambo, as I reckon that next years prices will shoot up so you've probably saved a lot of money.:thumbsup:
             
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              Wickes normally have a 15%/20% discount offer around Black Friday, but in recent years it's been restricted to 'click and collect' orders and large minimum order values like £100, which might be a lot of compost for some people, plus being c&c you can't select bags from pallets still wrapped in polythene and risk getting stuff that's been soaked with autumn rains.

              And this year isn't normal.
               
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                I sold one of those, brand new - with waterproof cover, last year at our Open Garden for £25. People and businesses quite often drop things in and say to sell them for whatever you can get. Wheel barrows, butler sinks etc.
                 
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                  Arrived today, probably not the best quality but will come In very handy.
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                  • Michael Hewett

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                    I saw this at half price in a local shop. I couldn't leave it there on its own could I !! :dunno::heehee:DSCF4309.jpg

                    I've never had any luck with them in the past but I thought I'd have another try .... one never knows, this time I might be successful.
                     
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                      • Michael Hewett

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                        That's good @strongylodon , and thanks for the name, I didn't know it.
                         
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                          Just purchased this:

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                          which will go here:

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                          4 months delivery.
                           
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                            That looks lovely clanless, if it doesn't fit your welcome to send it to Ramsgate.
                             
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                              It should fit - unless there has been a massive administrative cockup with my measurements - which unfortunately has happened to me before...:doh:
                               
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                                Oh yes we have all done that, my late builder brother in law used to say, Measure twice and cut once.
                                 
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