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  1. NigelJ

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    You should "borrow" it for a mist propagation unit for those hard to root things.
     
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      I don't have that problem Nigel as my garden is virtually 'complete'.
       
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      On a new stall I found in our local open air market, I bought a Corydalis 'Blue Summit' :smile:
      but I have no idea where I'm going to plant it.
       
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        Since when did that stop us buying plants? :-)
         
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          I went for paint and came back with these ...

          Euphorbia 'Ascot Dream' :-

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          Patio roses ' Velvet Rainbow' and ' Designer sunset' :-

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          Mammillaria heliosa, to replace the one that died a few years ago :-

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            Please tell me the brand is called "Britain in a box" :biggrin:
             
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              A couple of days ago my wife & I went to have a look at what was being reduced in Wilcos now that they are having a closing down sale. I was especially interested in getting some new pots for my Amaryllis. I have 10 Amaryllis that need new pots. The 6" pots they are in are breaking up. Some months ago I bought one for the Amaryllis my son & daughter-in-law gave me for Christmas. As all gardening products were reduced by 50% I got 10 pots.
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                Wow, they are stunning. I love the Euphorbia (it is huge) and the Designer Sunrise Rose.
                 
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                  Thank you @Victoria, they are from B&Q
                  I kept repeating to myself as I drove there "KEEP AWAY FROM THE GARDEN CENTRE !" but it didn't work :heehee:
                   
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                    Begonia in a ceramic pot, reduced to 50p in Morrisons. The plant itself is in good condition and once I cut off the tattiest flowers and gave it a good soak it looks fine. :)

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                      Anemone Elfin Swan - I liked the colour of the sepals :smile:

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                      Patio rose ...

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                        This is all @Victoria 's fault, I found the link to the webshop I have used before and some plants forced themselves on me. :noidea:

                        World Wonders Gardens - Seed Specialist

                        Just why am I attracted to plants like "Giant Thorny Bamboo"? :scratch: At 30m tall it will make an interesting (and thorny) house plant.

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                        Anyways, one can never have too many Semprevivums and the Mesembryanthemums are a round two (I killed the first lot over a winter some years ago) and Morinda v.1. never germinated so surely it will this time. :)

                        The Passiflora is just waiting for me to get a conservatory. I probably need to buy a house first.

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                          @Michael Hewett

                          I'll remember not to send you out on an errand with my money!
                           
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                            Cyclamen just bought for balcony 23rd September 2023.jpg

                            According to the label they are border plants & flower from August to November - I think I should have looked at the label before buying them! :doh:
                             
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                              Has anybody got any ideas of what small plants, (but not from the Viola family as they die every year from some virus), like Pansies or Violas that I can put in their place on the balcony & that will give some colour on the balcony during the winter? :scratch: It's so depressing looking out of the windows to the balcony & see next to nothing growing/flowering before February/March! :sad:
                               
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