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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2021.

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  1. clanless

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    Purchased a couple of these for the potting shed. 15 GBP each - 5 quid cheaper than Toolstation.

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    Might have one in the conservatory for seed trays - they are about the right size.
     
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      Those are handy, I've got several in my potting shed.
       
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        Their ideal , I’m after something like that myself, would you mind me asking where you purchased them please :thumbsup:
         
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        I bought one in B&Q a few years ago @Lem.
         
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          Thanks @Sheal ill have a look there on the weekend when we’re out shopping :dbgrtmb:
           
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            My new succulent, Euphorbia mammillaris ...

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              Had a variegated one of these years ago , seem to remember it turned pink in the winter !
              Lovely plants. :)
               
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                Very nice @Michael Hewett i love Euphorbia’s, so many different shapes and types, they seem to fit in well with my Cacti :)
                 
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                  I think you are in a state of Euphoria at the moment Lem! :heehee:
                   
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                    A little Black Friday seed haul from Mr Fothergill's:

                    Dwarf French Bean Nautica
                    Dwarf French Bean Cala d'Or
                    Tomato Tumbling Tom Yellow
                    Tomato Green Zebra
                    Sweet Pepper Corno di Torro Rosso.
                    Cucumber Crystal Apple
                    Dahlia Bishop's Children
                    Marigold Tall Scotch Prize

                    Plus free seeds of Lettuce Crisp Mint and California Poppy Carmine King which I was pleased about as I didn't have any lettuce and I love those poppies.

                    £10 for everything, including postage.
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                      On 21 November I ordered 6 cuttings of Solanum muricatum (Pepino Doce, Melon Pear, Sweet Cucumber) from Italy. They only arrived on Thursday (9 December) by Express Post :scratch: but were not mush as expected as they were well packaged and had roots developing. I immediately put them in a jar of water and have some growth already. I was sent 10 cuttings. :smile:
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                        Strange looking fruit @Victoria, have you tasted them before, I wonder what they are like ...
                         
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                          Yes, they are delicious Michael. They re rather a cross between cucumber and melon. My friend's father had a shrub here and they gave me fruit and also a small shrub but I sadly lost it some years ago when I couldn't look after things.
                           
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                            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                            I think they could do well for you Victoria.
                            When I tried them they had the habit of not setting fruit until late in the season and then not ripening properly.
                            I would think your longer warm weather might make them an easier proposition.:smile:
                             
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                              They actually set fruit here late Pete. An Autumn/Winter fruit. I plan to be successful this time. ;)
                               
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