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EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND VISIT TO FAVOURITE WALSALL MARKET STALL

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Tuesday morning I awoke rather early. I love the way the sun lit up everything, just look at Heuchera Peach Flambé, not to mention my favourite rose the lovely Lady Emma Hamilton looking like a huge bouquet.

I was meeting daughter Boo and granddaughter Aislinn in Walsall and visited my favourite Walsall Market stall. I somehow managed to resist these strange dyed? heathers lol.

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I bought these two beauties, Paris, really good size and massive flowers, they’re grown locally at Pacific Nurseries.

I’ve had a hard time trying to find plants for here as I had to change my original idea due to the dreadful weather this year. Naturally the petunias are just to fill a up a little and won’t be here next year. I love the violas, maybe have more of them. Do you think this Heuchera Paris would ‘go’ here between H. Sugar plum and in front of The Queen Of Sweden? I haven’t planted them yet as I’m not sure.

Must go and water now, flippin’ sun! Isn’t it wonderful \0/ :o)

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your garden is lovely B/A, loved the market stall, I would have had a field day buying those Huchera's

5 Sep, 2012

 

All those lovely heucheras and such good prices!

Ba your garden is wonderful, it looks immaculate, I don't think I,ve seen it before and I just love it!

5 Sep, 2012

 

Love your front garden it has come so quick. I wish we had markets like that down here.

5 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Yorkie, I tried to avoid showing all the weeds in my drive, there's a forest after all the rain and I don't fancy getting down on my knees at the moment, may have to use chemicals:-(

5 Sep, 2012

 

I had it done last year Pam, hated mowing the lawn and had ideas above my station for a rose garden with lavender and gypsophylla ....then the rains came. There's a blog showing how I had to dig and put in gravel before planting the lavender Little Lady etc. Now I have no grass back or front, but lots of planting areas and there's always room for more:-)

5 Sep, 2012

 

Yes, I think they'll go very well there Ba....they look to be wonderful specimens, great looking Market stall, I would like to have a closer look at those grasses for sale, I've got a thing for them at the moment....:0))

5 Sep, 2012

 

Drc, I don't have a car, so this stall is great for me although it's not so easy bringing plants home on the bus. I was so worried I'd snap off the flowers:-)

5 Sep, 2012

 

well I have had a good look and I can't see a weed anywhere.

5 Sep, 2012

 

Janey, the grasses were fabulous. I'm not a 'grass person' but I may be next year lol. I'm a rose person at the moment. I wish the Queen of Sweden had a bit more colour though, or maybe it's Lady Emma Hamilton making her look a bit wishy washy (have I mentioned I love her?):-)

5 Sep, 2012

 

Good...don't look too hard Yorkie, at least there's none in the beds:-)

5 Sep, 2012

 

It seems ages since i went plant shopping BA, I wish i lived near this market :) yeah the huchera looks great right there, get it planted lol. Gorgeous front garden by the way..

5 Sep, 2012

 

Oh that stall. I'd love to go there lol. Your garden looks lovely ... a very nice design :o)

5 Sep, 2012

 

I love markets and to find such a wonderful plant stall is a real bonus!

Really like your purchases and your garden is a picture.

Don't work TOO hard in all this heat - we're not used to it!!!

5 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Ydd, I'll plant them today:-)

6 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Hywel, it's as good as some local garden centres, I wonder if they deliver as I can't get that much back on the bus lol:-)

6 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Wildrose, I never work hard, don't want to suffer an attack of the vapours lol. It's lovely here again today. There are lots of stalls selling fruit and veg for £1 a large bowl full, a fraction of what you pay in the supermarkets. I can't always buy many though as it would mean I couldn't carry home the plants:-)

6 Sep, 2012

 

Nice choice BA - I do wish there was a market like this near me. I hope you've got them all planted up and happy with where you have them.
I laughed at your comment re the grasses - I wasn't a grass person last year - I now have quite a few. It's all a slippery slop isn't it?

6 Sep, 2012

 

It certainly is Scottish ....heucheras ..... geums ..... now roses (again)....coronilla (Spritzhenry) Sweetpeas 2010 ...the list is endless. We should all get out while we can:-)

6 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Ba, at this rate by the time I get to meet you there will be snow on the ground. The front beds are looking good, the roses are really putting on a show.
I`m cream crackered, been at it all day digging a large square hole 40" x 40" x 24" deep to hold the waterfall feature as I`m re-doing the waterfall. Trouble is a baby robin has been pestering me all day and I have to keep running in the house as I am scared to death of birds, love to see them tho from a distance.

6 Sep, 2012

 

Ha Ba! I've been out to grass for about the last three years....and lo and behold, did I treat myself today!! The most fabulous grass queueing up to leap into my basket...shall have to take it's photograph later......I'm in lurrrve........:0))))). What's that about getting out more....Scottish knows how I feel don't you....la....la....la.....

6 Sep, 2012

 

Phyl, I had no idea you were afraid of birds, must be awkward you being a gardener. What is it you find frightening about them? Now INSECTS especially DADDY LONG LEGS and other things that ATTACK me like MOTHS! ...that I can undestand lol. I don't dislike insects, in fact I like them, just give me the creeps I'm afraid, but I don't want to hurt them. When I'm digging I feel terrible as it's impossible to do without damaging worms etc. Strangely I'm not so scared of bees and wasps, probably because I've never been stung, and their legs don't fall off. Have you done all the digging yourself? As to our meeting ....I've put a bet on with Ladbrokes lol :-))

7 Sep, 2012

 

Lol Janey, I look forward to you pic. I do have a few grass like things such as Hacken ...erm ... you know the one lovely variegated, japanese I think and I have Philaris Feesey and another long browny grass, not keen, but gift so must learn to love it. Maybe they'll be my next pash, who knows:-))

7 Sep, 2012

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Hi B,A I live in walsall and know the stall you go to, I also shop there. Your garden looks good too

7 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Vii, thanks, it's cheaper than the garden centres isn't it and the plants all look well cared for. Mine from there have all been great. Maybe they'll give me commission?;-)

8 Sep, 2012

 

I get most of mine at the local markets,Ba..just great,aren't they? Your Heuchera's look nice,and a good price too..I haven't been to ours for a while..I hate those dyed Heathers ! but at least the pic of Aislinn distracted me..:o))

7 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Sandra, this market sells very cheap fruit and veg too, as you can see, Boo had bought bananas:-)

7 Oct, 2012

 

Sensible girl, your Boo..Aislinn wouldn't have fancied a Heuchera ! :o))

7 Oct, 2012

 

I really like your front garden design Ba :o))

8 Oct, 2012

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