Show Us Your Purchases 2023

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  1. CarolineL

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    You are lucky @Balc - at my Poundland they're still £1each!
     
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    • Balc

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      Perhaps it's because here they want to free up some space!
       
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        @Balc and @CarolineL , you're both lucky I had a look in ours yesterday absolutely no sign of anything garden related at all. Unusual as they normally have a range of bulbs at this time of year.
        Just overflowing with Halloween and tacky Christmas items.:sad:
         
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          I ordered the three on the left and the other two were a bonus!20231019_112908.jpg
           
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          • Victoria

            Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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            :yay: I got taken to the Garden Center today to buy Large Pots, spent 118 Euros, 86 for pots and 32 for plants. The largest pot is 50cm and cost 36 Euros and is for Cy ..
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            Van and Munch arriving to examine plants, well Munch trying to get in square pot ...

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              Oh Wow that's some shopping trip Vicky..fabulous array of gems you have there. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
               
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              • Victoria

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                J said that's why we need an estate car!!! :whistle: I was pleased I got a dark pink Salvia, also a New Guinea Impatiens, a Cyclamen, a Cuphea, three Verbenas, three Dianthus and a couple of grasses. Seems like I was on a Pink/Purple spree. :heehee:
                 
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                  They're lovely pots @Victoria, I like teracotta, it looks natural.
                  Nice selection of plants too :smile:
                   
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                    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                    I always seem to break terracotta pots.
                    I've got a mound of crocks if anybody wants some.:biggrin:
                     
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                    • Balc

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                      I suppose you do know @Victoria that you have to soak them first before you use them? I have some on the balcony railings that have been going for years! They are very rarely empty as I change the plants in them twice a year.
                       
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                        How fast does it go?
                         
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                          What does that have to do with anything? :scratch:
                          I have never done so in the past but they sure got a soaking yesterday!
                           
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                            I have a week off, £20 Dobbies giftcard and a burning need for some winter delight plants for the doorstep.

                            Heavy duty large, full metal birdfeeder. I'm quite happy with this.

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                            Delosperma Echinatum I have been lusting after for a while- overpriced at £12.99 but I consider it my birthday present. :)
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                            Phlebodium Aureum Blue Star, my previous plant totally overgrew it's space (this is a large fern) and keeled over when I chopped it in two. £0.89 for a replacement is quite reasonable.

                            The metal bucket is a fire bucket for the Degus. Cage safety comes first! :whistle:

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                            Plus the main reason for the trip, a sixpack of purple violas. :)
                             
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                              I had a lovely collection which I brought over here. Very few have survived the rigours of winter wet and storms. The latest casualty is an AliBaba pot by the front door which blew over during Ciaran. It hasn't actually disintegrated, so I've wrapped it in packing tape :biggrin: My two beloved Whichford Pottery ones seem to be the most resistant to damage, which justifies their eye-watering price :phew: As for the elegant, tall, B&Q lily pots.....pfffft. Crocks :roflol:
                               
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                                I knew I shouldn't have gone into Morrisons but I did, and I bought two Clematises, Freckles and Wisley Cream
                                Where to put them :scratch:
                                 
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