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On my way to the library today I was just passing a skip as a perfectly acceptable planter was thrown onto it.
‘Excuse me, could I take that please’ I asked. Indeed I could and not only that but I was invited into the garden because the owner had ‘a few other things’ he was about to throw out.

I might paint the planter the same colour as the summerhouse.
There were lots of pots, all shapes and sizes.


And then two plants in pots, I don’t know what they are.


And finally, two olive trees.


I’m so glad I walked that way, I’ve been busy all afternoon.

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A good day for you Ginnellie, now you need more plants,lol.....

13 Jul, 2011

 

You are so right Lincslass, great excuse isn't it.

13 Jul, 2011

 

You've done really well with those items, Ginellie, but it makes me cross to think they were going in a skip! He could have put them on Freecycle or advertised them 'free to collector' .. not to worry, his loss is certainly your gain!

13 Jul, 2011

 

I so agree Shirley and I suspect that a lot more is to be thrown out. It's a courtyard garden he has and it is to be completely changed apparently. I'll just have to keep walking past the skip.

13 Jul, 2011

 

Walking ??? Take a van! . . . . .

13 Jul, 2011

 

His builders have one Shirely, that's how I got all the stuff home - it would have taken a long time on the wheelbarrow!

13 Jul, 2011

 

Good for you! A similar thing happened to me. My and my husband were taking some rubbish to the local tip and the man next to us at the tip was about to throw about a dozen black shrub tubs into a skip. He saw me looking at them and nudging my hubsand and offered them to me. I snapped his hands off!!! they were emptied, cleaned out and the bottoms already drilled with holes. So I came home minus my own rubbish but with someone elses's!! Not as nice as yours though.

13 Jul, 2011

 

fantastic - I would love that to happen to me, lucky you.

13 Jul, 2011

 

WOW!! That was lucky, they would have cost a fortune to buy, those pots are expensive. Well done!

13 Jul, 2011

 

Looking forward to seeing what else you manage to salvage ... lol!

13 Jul, 2011

 

Well Ginellie you really were in the right place at the right time weren't you! I quite agree about putting decent stuff in skips/tips, some people just can't be bothered I suppose. You were very lucky to have such obliging builders there to transport it all! I too am looking forward to your next instalment.

13 Jul, 2011

 

Fancy throwing those nice pots ! lol You were lucky to be in the right place at the right time :o)

13 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks for all your comments, I'll let you know any further developments. Very glad my books were due back today!

13 Jul, 2011

 

Wow, how lucky are you??? :) Some of those pots would be quite expensive from a garden centre. It just goes to show if you don't ask you don't know!

14 Jul, 2011

 

I'm a bit late reading your blog G and wow weren't you lucky. Saved you a fortune. I am really pleased for you. One of those plants looks like an azalea, 4th picture.

4 Aug, 2011

 

Me too...so much to look at on here.so sorry I missed this..you lucky devil..and good timing ! :o)

15 Aug, 2011

 

I think you are right about the azalea Homebird. Went past the skip last week to find it piled high with the old patio slabs. The gate was open and I could see the new, almost white marble paving and not a plant in sight. So sad.

15 Aug, 2011

 

I agree,Ginellie,very sad indeed..Maybe it is someone elderly who can't look after a garden..although that colour marble doesn't sound like like an older person's choice..but what do I know ! Lol.It wouldn't be mine,would need my sunglasses on permanently..:o)

15 Aug, 2011

 

No Bloomer, it's a young couple who 'want something modern'. Ah well, each to his own I guess.

15 Aug, 2011

 

Wait till they go 'mucky looking' over time..they may regret it ! Lol.

15 Aug, 2011

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