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Clematis alpina ' Blue Dancer '


Clematis alpina ' Blue Dancer '

Planting and photo by Jane.



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Hey, when did you come down here and steal my bucket ? lol

9 May, 2010

 

lovely white bucket! great minds think alike Shirley!

9 May, 2010

 

Karen, seeing it reminded me to add my 'bucket of mint' to Shirley page from Megans... confusing or what ? Don't see them around much now.

9 May, 2010

 

Hi both ...the bucket cost £1 from the tip...in the days when they would select items and sell them off in an old warehouse.Sadly council do not allow it anymore........BB used to buy old garden tools for a song...and still uses an old but very sturdy spade he bought there......

9 May, 2010

 

Mine was my Grandads, we found it at the back of the shed when he went into a home aged 98, he lived to be 100, dear old man.

9 May, 2010

 

Aw bless him...he would be so pleased that you saved his bucket.

9 May, 2010

 

: o ) )

9 May, 2010

 

What great stories....just prompted by a bucket! Special bucket though!

9 May, 2010

 

Couldnt agree more Karen !

9 May, 2010

 

love them old buckets to, im always on the look out for one at the carboot sales

9 May, 2010

 

Brilliant arent they Sandra...dont make them like that anymore !

9 May, 2010

 

No they don't.....or do they?....I wonder if you googled 'enamel bucket' would you get one?..mmmm

9 May, 2010

 

Yup, it seems they do!! http://www.enamelkitchenware.co.uk/ourshop/prod_142397--Retro-Cream-En

9 May, 2010

 

no they dont and when i think what my mum threw out after her parents died, would have been great as planters for me now, will keep looking ;o)

9 May, 2010

 

Are you having a fight with me San? lol !! ;)

9 May, 2010

 

lol sorry we crossed karen was answering jane, meaning no they dont make them like that anymore haha, now i see you have found them so going to look ;o))

9 May, 2010

 

lol! I know! only pulling your leg! I didn't look at the price though!

9 May, 2010

 

This photo should be in sepia Jane!!!!

9 May, 2010

 

Lovely setting for that dark alpina. Could have been there for ages. :-)

10 May, 2010

 

Beautiful colour very pretty tell BB there is a tip down here that still sells the stuff not owned by council I got my pig on a barrel for 1.00 from it lol

10 May, 2010

 

I've just asked Sylvia if she knows where our night bucket went. LOL. Sorry about the watering can, the rose won't fit.

10 May, 2010

 

£9.99 i think it was karen ;o))

10 May, 2010

 

That's not too bad, you could easy pay that for a pot!

10 May, 2010

 

true karen, not sure what postage was,

10 May, 2010

 

true recycling!

10 May, 2010

 

...hope there's a hole in your bucket..dear Jane, dear Jane....hehe :o)

10 May, 2010

 

Thanks all....have 3 more old watering cans and am going to plant them all up this year !
Potty....there are a few holes in the bottom where it has rusted ! Lol

10 May, 2010

 

I love old watering cans too.... but what I'm really on about is the clem... it's Blue???
hmmmm..... looks kinda mauvy to me..or is that just the photo.? I'm looking for a blue clemmie...Karen and Barbara have given me some excellent prospects names...so here's another! Thanks buckets.... BB/Jane.. LOL....

14 May, 2010

 

Lol Lori ! No this is the actual colour...agree its more mauve than blue..lol.Hope you find the one for you !

15 May, 2010

 

This looks fabulous Bb...your Blue Dancer is gorgeous...blue and white together....beautiful!

16 May, 2010

 

Thanks Janey....just love those old buckets !

16 May, 2010

 

Yep me too! I have an old aluminium one full of strawberry plants...:o)

16 May, 2010

 

Like the whole cabhoodle

21 May, 2010

 

I agree with everyone - it looks fab, in fact, sooo fab and soooo posh, shouldnt the said bucket be pronounced 'boookay'??? I'm off to ebay to see if i can get a bookay just like this! We could start another club.....

8 Jun, 2010

 

He he if started pronouncing bucket as bookay here in Yorkshire I d soon be put right MH ..lol time was when such things discarded have a collection of old tin watering cans several old pot sinks old forks and spades even a pile of victorian rope top edging someone was throwing away ..

We used to be able to purchase such things cheaply at the local tip , surely that was re cycling before the eco police found a way of taxing us for it ..

8 Jun, 2010

 

the old ways are always the best, as they say...

8 Jun, 2010

 

So my Dad keeps telling me ..lol but I refuse to put my bedding plants in straight lines ..much to his disgust .

8 Jun, 2010

 

Lovely clematis & lovely old enamel bucket (sorry ...booookay). I have three old metal watering cans, but haven't done anything with them yet ..... I've had them for over 15 years ... in fact they came out from England with me .... along with a Georgian well head (actually just the bit which had the big wooden roller & the winding handle atached with heavy iron legs on either side & blocks of wood at the bottom. Still got the original latch/hook but sadly no bucket. The wood has swollen up & split a bit on the roller, so that now I can't get one of the end iron rings around it anymore ... & there is a bit of rot on one of the blocks at the bottom now, but I think it will look amazing in the garden somewhere, but haven't thought that far ahead yet. I do see these old enamel buckets in secondhand shops sometimes, & I foolishly ignored two wonderful galvanised wash (or baby) tubs a few weeks ago, & when I went back to grab them, they had gone (of course). I always see these great things as I whizz passed a particular secondhand shop on my way to work .... I really must leave at least 15 mins ealier at least one day a week.

20 Sep, 2011



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