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  1. wiseowl

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    • flounder

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      My SIL donated money to me for Christmas, plus a fantastic bloke(me) added to that fund!
      I finally ordered some caladiums...and some more seeds, palm, banana, hedychium, various tropical gingers and some more eucomis bulbs and finally identified a plant from kew as Amaranthus 'illumination'.
      Let the games begin!!!
      By games, I mean the game of trying to find space on greenhouse staging, window sills and any other flat surface that hasn't already got stuff growing on or overwintering:thud:
       
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        Euphorbia x martinii

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          This was actually a Christmas present.

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          It was advertised as a log store or storage cupboard. I wanted a place for mail order deliveries to be left. The old plastic box we were using was rather cumbersome and had seen better days. This new unit came with a fixed roof which wasn't what I wanted so I adapted it myself. It took me all day as it wasn't as straightforward as I was hoping but I got there in the end.

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            Nice job @Jack Sparrow ! I had one of those boxes that can open enough to drop things, but not allow things out. But they aren't big enough. Yours looks big enough for most deliveries!
             
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              Went to B & Q today and bought ten bags of Tomorite compost
              To be used in 30 litre tubs for potatoes
              'Bargain' at £3.50 a bag
              The 8 kg Chicken pellets and fish, blood and bone 10 kg bought on the internet
              Just need to find a potato seed supplier
               
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                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                One of my local nurseries was advertising 4 bags of Miracle gro compost for £12.
                Wasn't till I looked closer that it said 40 ltr bags.
                Are we going down that road then, same price but smaller bags.;)
                 
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                  That seems to be the way that manufacturers are indeed heading!
                   
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                    @pete
                    Aye, these are 43 litres per bag
                     
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                      A lot of the compost at the moment is being sold as clearance, B&Q, Homebase etc etc, old stock.
                      I have had a few G/C's placed orders last week, none of them want delivery yet. If the compost you have recently purchased was under cover, then it will be fine to use.

                      As a manufacturer, we recommend to all sectors that compost should be stored in a cool dry environment. The packaging is made from coextruded plastic, with the inner layer always being black to protect the compost.

                      How to Store Compost in the Winter | All You Need to Know - The Backyard Pros
                       
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                        No, our compost was out in the open at B & Q Wigan
                        However, I will be lacing it with fertiliser --- Chicken Pellets, Blood fish and bone plus a special white pellet potato fertiliser
                         
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                          I bought a Clematis cirrhosa last Friday. I haven't got a photo of it, it's only got some leaves at the moment. I'm going to plant it in a tub so that it can go by the door where I'll be able to see it.
                          I also bought an Eucomis bulb ...
                           
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                            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                            I bought a couple of bags of compost this morning, it was outside under a rain shelter but the bags were pretty wet.
                            Not many places I know of around here store it completely under cover.
                             
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                              My Christmas present from ME to ME :wub2: arrived the other day . Its a Stewartia Monadelpha supposed to be 30-40cm tall but is more like 120cm/4ft can't complain :) . It a four season tree a must in my little garden . A lot need to happen before it goes in the garden so it be living in a pot for the time being .

                              Wanted a Stewartia for years I haven't seen any bar one in person , was going to go for Stewartia Sinensis but couldn't get hold of one . They is a Stewartia Pseudocamellia at RHS bridge water its a bout 6ft tall , they are part of the camellia / tea family .
                               
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                                @Perki Very nice looking tree.
                                 
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