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My Somerset Garden, 24th April 2010, I've been naughty, VERY NAUGHTY!

micky45

By micky45

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Hi Everyone

Today I met up with 2 goy friends at a garden centre near Burnham on sea, we had a great time chatting and laughing and of course making a few purchases along the way.

We spent a couple of hours together then we said our goodbyes and went on our way home.

BUT as I turned into the road to eventually take me home which was just a minutes drive from the garden centre I discovered a drive way with some plants out the front and a sign saying plants for sale, I naturally turned round and went to investigate.

I discovered a true plant heaven and I was in my element, there was everything you could imagine and the prices were so good I just had to buy a good box full of plants, The people were so nice, it was such a ramshackle place all higgledy piggledy but full or character, charm and great plants!

I left £30 odd pound lighter and tootled along the road music blaring out and windows open feeling very happy, about 10 minutes later I noticed another sign for plants for sale, I had to turn round again and go back, again another plant heaven! this was great, I bought some pinks, 3 primula vialli, a red lychnis and some others I can’t remember, I even bought a dozen large free range eggs for £2.10, Fantastic.

I tootled home through Cheddar gorge back home enjoying the afternoon sunshine.

What a fantastic day, meeting friends and finding bargains, my perfect day,
but my what a naughty boy i’ve been…lol

Here’s some pictures

Regards, Mick

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Lovely plants micky45. Sounds like a great day out. So now all you have to do is plant them all, hope your back is up to it....:o)

24 Apr, 2010

 

resistance is futile,chris

24 Apr, 2010

 

I can't wait Dylandog!

Love choosing and plotting their new homes, I want a garden full of colour this year, a lot of colour!

24 Apr, 2010

 

My you have been bizzie, Micky, hope you've got room for all of them,lol..:o))

24 Apr, 2010

 

I just give in Ladybug, it's the best option!

24 Apr, 2010

 

Oh i'll find a way pepperpot! i'll just move stuff around!

I love my bargains!

24 Apr, 2010

 

my god mick even your cat looks shocked hhaha, so glad you enjoyed your day and im so jelous you came home with all these beautys, well done ;o))

24 Apr, 2010

 

Naughty but nice :o)

24 Apr, 2010

 

Thats a good day well spent Micky and a tootle through the gorge as well, with all those plants and that view your garden is going to be lovely place to relax in on those sunny days to come....We are having lovely weather here as well.......

24 Apr, 2010

 

I know Sandra, she had to have a drink of water.

I'm going to Lurve getting them all new homes, Can't wait to see them all in bloom

24 Apr, 2010

 

It's the best way to be naughty isn't it Terra, hope your back bit is going well, did you get into productive mode?

24 Apr, 2010

 

poor kitty,,, cant wait to see your garden in bloom mick ;o)

24 Apr, 2010

 

You have some great purchases there Mick.
Yes, I've been painting, scrubbing pavings, planting....... :o)

24 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Lincs lass.

I think it's going to be full to bursting but I just want a garden full of colour and scent.

It was a lovely day, I had a great drive back home through the gorge, on the way there were some lovely goats trotting along the gorge road, I wish I could have stopped to take a picture, it was a lovely sight!

Hope you've had a lovely day also!

24 Apr, 2010

 

Omg Mick ,you are a man after my own heart. thats the sort of thing I would do! !
I agree with San the cat does look shocked. ;O)))

24 Apr, 2010

 

Me too Sandra! especially after this rotten cold winter we had!

Sapph is okay now, she was a bit shocked to see that many new plants!

24 Apr, 2010

 

;o))

24 Apr, 2010

 

good for the soul Terra, hard work obviously but worth it in the end!

Any more Aubretia?

24 Apr, 2010

 

Valadel, it was so good to have a good old plants buying day!

I got some great ones which I can't wait to see in bloom, i'm going to have 2 nice poached eggs on toast in the morning to celebrate!

Sapph has recovered from her shock from seeing all those plants, I bought some catmint too so will keep her happy!

24 Apr, 2010

 

HEY!! I shall want to know exactly where this 'plant heaven' is, and so will Louise!

We had a great session at the GC, didn't we - poking around amongst all those plants in the sun..lovely. :-)))

24 Apr, 2010

 

Of course I shall let you know Barbara!

A great time yes, 3 goyers in a garden centre is a formidable sight!

I got a bit of heat stroke I reckon, I felt quite nauseus when i got home, my neck and face are red roe! but great fun nonetheless!

24 Apr, 2010

 

What a great lot of plants there! Well done you!

24 Apr, 2010

 

Especially at the check-out, Mick, with three trolleys in a row. Poor check-out lady! Bet her heart sank when she saw us coming...LOL.

It 'was' hot there - I had to go back in for some water before I set off home. Are you OK now?

24 Apr, 2010

 

Ha ha, it was the check out lady that needed the water!

Yes it was really hot, I don't think we realised how hot!

i'm fine now thanks, the nausea didn't last too long, it is very unpleasant though, there you are, for 6 miserable months we've craved the heat and then when it comes we make ourselves i'll with it! lol.

24 Apr, 2010

 

perhaps all the excitment... day out.... bargain plants..... has been to much for you ! ! lovely blog

24 Apr, 2010

 

Thank you Michaela

There are some beautys! can't wait to get them in their new homes!

24 Apr, 2010

 

Maybe Viv!

ha ha, sounds ridiculous what makes us lot happy doesn't it!

24 Apr, 2010

 

what a lovely find. you are as abd as me.
3 goyers, me and both the Bonkersbon met up at Reighton a couple of weeks back. Its good fun isnt it.

24 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Seaburn

It was a great laugh!

I'm coming up tomorrow to stay with dad and sheena for couple of days in finkle street.

I'm going to design my neices new garden, they got a place in barrington ave.

24 Apr, 2010

 

oh what a shame I'm in sunderland at my brothers. we could have met up otherwise. Barrington Ave as in off cottingham road? I used to live near there in my student das. ah what fun.

24 Apr, 2010

 

Wow, you've got a lovely lot of goodies there Mick !
Your pusscat will have to give those plants a 'once-over' .... 'my' cats do anyway .... they can smell allsorts on them, i'm sure !!!

25 Apr, 2010

 

A lovely healthy looking "haul" there......I can just imagine the look on the face of the lady in the GC......she'll be used to Louise and Spritz.......but three of you !!!!...lol

25 Apr, 2010

 

Tsk !
It looked like a convoy Alice ;-)
A convoy of trolleys stacked with plants :-)))

25 Apr, 2010

 

Micky, 'Didn't you do well' they're going to be a challenge when it comes to finding space for them. Acorns grow into very big trees, perennials not so big but they do it quicker !! I recon with the 'Credit crunch' perhaps we'll see a lot more plant sale signs.

25 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Louise

I'd totted it all up, I spent £74 but I have 35 plants plus 6 nemisia plugs, I can't believe it! I have a catmint and perovskia in there so it's a pretty pungent smell, also the nicest pelergonium you've ever seen, very attractive thing, delicate white flowers on it!

25 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Alice and Louise

Yeah the lady was a bit phazed to be honest, no credit crunch in that convoy!

25 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Heron

I'm so pleased with it all!, wow £74 for 35 odd plants,but I think that's amazing!
A tootle round the countryside can be a dangerous occupation lol!

25 Apr, 2010

 

That is a shame Seaburn, it would have been nice to meet you, no garden centres though, I think That stash is quite enough now, lol.

25 Apr, 2010

 

Well Chris didnt you do well. I have to buy plants on line, living in London. I can see that your garden will be a mass of colour come summer, Please put a picture up when you find homes for them, all it will be fantastic I'm sure. Well done you!!

25 Apr, 2010

 

Thank you Great!

I'm sort of dreading it as I think some older tired stuff will have to go as the new stuff is probably better suited and more low growing!

Well see.

Regards, Mick

25 Apr, 2010

 

Oh my goodness Mickey, didn`t you do well! I`m a sucker for a bargain too and when faced with the chance of some more great plants I would have done the same...lol! :o)

25 Apr, 2010

 

A grand 'tootle' of £74 then. :-))

25 Apr, 2010

 

Well what a lovely day you must have had Mick, i'm envious of all those great plants. watch your garden doesn't explode into next doors LOL what did your partner have to say after your productive garden center visit ?

25 Apr, 2010

 

Be careful Mick those two ladies can get you into sooo much trouble around plants, I know LOL :)))))))

26 Apr, 2010

 

;-))

26 Apr, 2010

 

Sure can! LOL.

26 Apr, 2010

 

well mickey

looks like ya gonna need ya sling backs on to dig them in mind

ps i prefer to wear me marigolds coz the sap sometimes roughs me nails pmsl

looking good m8

cheers davey

28 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Lab dancer, thank you for your comments! yes I think we are all much the same when it comes to plants, ha ha.

29 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Heron, that's a very clever comment!

29 Apr, 2010

 

Hiya, Micky - back again?

29 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Tulsa

My partner is used to me now bringing plants home! their nearly all in the ground now! I passed through derbyshire on my way back home, I was going to call on you but had empty hands! I reckon you would have expected some plants from me! lol

29 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Barbara, Yeah safe home again, phew, i've just pm you!

29 Apr, 2010

 

Hi grindle

Well they did get me into trouble with the plants, job done i'm afraid, too late, lol

29 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Louise

Did you get all your lovely plants in?

29 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Davey

I just wore shorts and boots, my feet are too achy for sling backs!

29 Apr, 2010

 

u sure mickey we wont think bad of you pmsl

29 Apr, 2010

 

not bad at all lol lovely plants happy gardening

30 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Christina

Have a great weekend, Mick

30 Apr, 2010

 

might wait till next week for me annuals for the hanging baskets always got for mixed petunias -was really impressed with dobbies last year so might go back again

cheers davey

30 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Davey

They do say May onwards for annuals don't they, I got 80 odd bizzie Lizzie plugs for half price when I ordered something from Thomson and morgan, they were small plugs but I potted them on immediately and their shooting on now!

Good Luck.

30 Apr, 2010

 

good morning mickey and all . well ppping down so am waiting to get rest of staining done zzzzzzz

cheers davey

1 May, 2010

 

Good Morning to you too Davey!

Your up early or was it the sound of the rain rattling on the windows...ha ha.

1 May, 2010

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