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    Well, I been and gone and done it now.........

    Got an email from T&M showing 20% off plants today, so decided to get this years stuff sorted - order as follows:

    Begonia Inferno - 10 plugs

    Begonia Boliviensis 300 seeds

    Summer Bulb Collection - 200 bulbs

    Petunia Tidal Wave - 12 plugs, one frame

    Cucumber 'Carmen' F1

    Begonia 'non-stop' Petticoat 50 seeds

    Dichondra Silver Falls 30 seeds

    Primula Vialii 100 seeds

    Heuchera 'Tapestry' Mixture 3 plugs + £5 voucher for £4.99

    Windowsill Planter for £7.99

    Surfinia Mixed 5 plugs for £2.99

    Dahlia Figaro - 72 plug plants

    Added to the seeds already in hand.......
     
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      First buy of 2014, was just mooching around the local nursery and these three looked nice for a fiver. Scabiosa Chile Black, photo overflashed so colour bit washed out, but too cold to re-do!
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        Went to Anglesey Abbey at the weekend to see their Winter Garden (thoroughly recommended) and they had some things in their nursery at 30% off - I bought an Exochorda giraldii var. wilsonii and an Amelanchier lamarckii is 3L pots for £13, and I also bought an Augustus snowdrop to add to my collection. Their "unusual" snowdrops were surprisingly reasonably priced (if you are into that sort of thing), but typically the ones I wanted were £25 a throw :(
         
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          The title of this thread does have 'show' in it - we want photos! :stirpot::paladin: :snork:

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            Sorry! Mine are just Sticks I'm afraid ... not very exciting as yet.
             
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            Just picked up these new ornaments (my wife likes them :blue thumb:), a very good reduced price too :dancy:
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              The three wise monkeys - my grandma had a set of those but hers were only an inch high. Wonder where they are now?
               
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                Had a bit of a spree.

                1 bag spuds - Stemster
                1 bag spuds- Maris Peer
                1 bag shallots - Sante
                1 bag onion sets -Stuttgarter
                Ball dahlia- Peter
                Ball dahlia - Safe Shot
                Cactus dahlia -City of Alkmaar
                Pompon dahlia -Natal
                bag of 5 lupins
                bag of 2 black hollyhocks
                bag of 5 mixed oriental lilies
                2 lilium Acapulco
                2 lilium Dizzy
                3 Giant lily Pretty Woman
                3 Giant lily Purple Prince
                3 Giant lily Honeymoon
                3 Giant lily Altari
                3 Giant lily Lavon
                3 Giant lily On Stage

                Came to £41. Not bad, I thought.
                 
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                  Couple more Fancy Snowdrops arrived in the post - forgotten I had ordered them and might already have bought them elsewhere :gaah: Never mine, twice as many will bulk up twice as fast :)

                  I'm sure I have MORE than enough varieties now ... got to stop buying any more ...
                   
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                    I've got a bit of a pash for snowdrops, Any chance of some piccies please?
                    Jenny
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                    Tuberous begonia "can can"

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                    also

                    "Pink Champagne "
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                      :)

                      Not added the ones I have bought this year, as yet, but the ones I bought last year are on my blog.
                      http://kgarden.wordpress.com/projects/woodland-walk/snowdrop-collection/
                      Just looking at that page, just now, reminds me that I have bought far too many and I'M DOOMED!
                       
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                        You won't think that Kristen when you see them all in bloom! :)

                        I like Sandersii.
                         
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                        :)

                        If only it were that simple ... but ... you know me :) first up is twin scaling to try to bulk them up. Sterile conditions required, slice the bulbs up into 8 or 16 pieces, put in sterile tubs of (sterile) vermiculite, and cross fingers and pray! Pot up in Autumn and following spring may have a plant, which will then flower in year 2 or 3 - and if it does then slice all of them up again!

                        Second up will be to create an area for them to be planted in and enjoyed. Beech wood on a decently sloping bank would do nicely. Unfortunately heavy soil here, so no Beech :( and, being East Anglia, flat as a pancake :( Might have to hire some earth-moving Boy's Toys :heehee:
                         
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