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Another month gone by and becoming desperate for some rain on all my Rhodos and camelias,they are not easy to reach with a hose. in contrast the area near the house I can water .so here is what you would see in flower right now were you to arrive on the doorstep.with a bit about pots as well
Delphinium Blue Butterfly 2 years old

A nice Rose but oh how fast they go over in this heat !


These were planted in case england won the cup( Joke) think I should hide them in a corner

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The pot of young fushias i bought had two different plants in it quite pleased with the effect

Salvia ‘Hot lips’ how hot is that!

Rudbeckia and Petunias

Rudbeckia Irish Mist from seed last year

Delphinium Black eyes

Rambling Rose

While taking this photo of my re potting of Bulbs and corms for autumn and spring I thought you may like to see what was used 70+ years ago befor the age of plastic
Over the years i have collected together a number of old pots all clay

This picture shows Flats, half Flats(seed pans) long toms,Half pans,and the top hat each has the name of Ward or Sankey stamped in them there are many others hand made showing the finger line as they were hand thrown

Half flat close up some sort of comb used to clean the top edge

Another small seed pan

Top hat my favorite I keep this one inside in winter in case the cold cracked it

Finally a few shots around the balcony

This is the missing one where the ref to the world cup is

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Comments

 

oh thats lovely lovely lovely . and so interesting bt the pots . never knew they did that . like the top hat the best .

9 Jul, 2010

 

Absolutely stunning,Bjs,and love all and everyone of your flowers and plant pots.:o))

9 Jul, 2010

 

Gorgeous!!!!!!!

9 Jul, 2010

 

lovely plants and pots....

9 Jul, 2010

 

I love the 'Top Hat' pot, unique now I should think. The Delphinium 'Black Eyes' is just gorgeous.

9 Jul, 2010

 

Beautiful!!!

9 Jul, 2010

 

What gorgeous plants my favourite is the Delphinium s beautiful especially the black eye. Love those pots querky my favourite would too be the top hat and what a wonderful display on your balcony beautiful. Shame we did nt win the world cup but you planting is enough of a winner to me.

9 Jul, 2010

 

All very interesting especially the pots. I really like both your Delphiniums Where did you get them?

9 Jul, 2010

 

Ahhh terracotta pots, I am starting to collect them car boots etc. I jus love their character the older the better so I'm jealous of your lovely lot.

9 Jul, 2010

 

Agree with all....those pots are fantastic......

9 Jul, 2010

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Bjs
 

Heron
Blue Butterfly was seed i think Sutton's from a local garden ctr 2008
The white one believe it or not Salisbury's supermarket in May this year.

Kfunsters most of the pots I have had a good many years and were collected when i was showing Alpines, I took the entire stock of two small nursery when they changed to plastic and a few good ones were in with them.the two half flats came from the garden shed of a retired gardener when he passed away,
the top hat was my fathers he obtained it from the remains of hardware warehouse in the centre of Bristol when it was being made safe after a bombing raid in 1940 i have another interesting one that was also rescued at the same time, will show it another time ,be careful of frost with your collection I lost two good ones that were planted and left outside

9 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Bjs, I've made a note of it.

9 Jul, 2010

 

I too collect terracota pots but I also have my nans ones that are many years old, sadly I lost one this year, I forgot to bring it in :0(, your garden is a delight a riot of colour !

9 Jul, 2010

 

your garden is looking lovely BJ, interesting about the pots too :-)))

10 Jul, 2010

 

I loved the clay pots. Much nicer than plastic.

10 Jul, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Hywel
i like clays, but not the cleanig and the weight

10 Jul, 2010

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Bjs
 

Cristina
wish i could say that i am to young to remember pre plastic trays.I can remember our bread and milk being delivered by horse and cart.lol

10 Jul, 2010

 

Bjs, so can I, also our coal came the same way and I remember my Dad having his shirt collars delivered in a brown box !!

10 Jul, 2010

 

What a beautiful garden you have - and the balcony is gorgeous.....such a lot of work but such a result!

3 Aug, 2010

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Bjs
 

Peonyrose
Thank you for your comments ,the balcony is very pleasant for coffee or something stronger, no steps to fall up coming back that way.Out of interest my potting shed is below it,I built it about 10 years ago.it was my trade before I retired so it was not such a big deal.I would like to put a Romeo & Juliet balcony directly above from our bedroom ,however my wife says it would be to cold.so i am not allowed.
Have fond memorys of the area you live and the nurserys around you with plants to remind me
Brian

4 Aug, 2010

 

Everything looks so beautiful. I too love the delphinium black eyes, but the salvia just pips it. Great selection of clay pots. They were saying on gardeners world last night that these are better for striking cuttings than the plastic ones.

7 Aug, 2010

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Homebird
Thanks for your comments,It might be worth trying identical cutting in clay & plastic see if there is any difference. Have just started piecing together another blog for August.

7 Aug, 2010

 

I am trying both at the moment. Hydranger and Choisyea, looking forward to your next blog.

8 Aug, 2010

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