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By sanbaz

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today as im having a relatively pain free day i decided to get something done in the garden, the sun is shinning here in blackpool and my baskets are now dead, so i popped into my local nursery in the village and got some pansys, violas and a couple of ivy, had a chat to the bloke there about his up and comming holiday before xmas rush, then came home to start, first i emptied the baskets, put my fuchsia and begonia tubers to one side and planted up the baskets, pansys and ivy, will look nice when they fill out


then i emptied my concrete planters, which i saved the fuchsia`s, put pansys, violas and some narcissus"pink charm"


i put the pancys and violas at each corner to leave room for the bulbs to come up in the middle, hope i did this right guys, wasnt sure if you could plant pansys over bulbs and didnt want to cramp them


then i cut back my fuchsia and repotted and watered, then put into growhouse to settle then when cold comes will put them into the shed to protect from frost and cold over winter, hope they survive,


after that i swept up my mess lol then put all my chairs away for winter and my bistro set off the deck, all looks a bit bare now, but at least i got some work done today, tired now so will sit and watch a movie this afternoon,:o)
since i wrote this blog i have now filled the centre gaps in planters with more viola, as barbara(spritz) said the bulbs will still find their way through, thanx barbara :o))

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Well done, Sandra! Lots to look forward to.
I don't think it matters too much, leaving a space - I don't, and the bulbs seem happy to find their own way up through the pansies etc. You could add a central plant, if you wanted to! A pansy or something else.

23 Sep, 2009

 

Great minds think alike!! i've just done the same but i've used dwarf tulips instead" Tangerine Beauty"we can sit back and enjoy!!

23 Sep, 2009

 

thanx barbara, i have some violas left so i could plant them i guess, mind you they are smaller so may get cramped my the bigger pansys, what do you think :o)
lol swanky glad you got yours done to, is it sunny where you are :o)

23 Sep, 2009

 

Good one Sandra you dont have to worry to much about the bulbs like Barbara said they find there own way up.Mind the pansys dont get eaten by the slugs. I already brought one lot within one evening they were gone. So now i use a few slug pellets.

23 Sep, 2009

 

thanx stripes will keep my eyes open for the slimey critters lol

23 Sep, 2009

 

Well done Sandra they look lovely.

23 Sep, 2009

 

cheers morgana, ive now filled the gap with more violas, so look better, now i know the bulbs will find their way through :o)

23 Sep, 2009

 

You have ben busy today Sandra i have mine all finished as well,your baskets look lovely well done you!!!:~)))

23 Sep, 2009

 

thanx mobee, im going to treat myself to new baskets next year, but thought for winter to just keep these, why cant they make rust free chains lol, the baskets are shredding a bit to, no worries,have you got pics mobee to show us

23 Sep, 2009

 

These look Lovely San i bet it felt good getting out-side :)

23 Sep, 2009

 

No pics yet Sandra still learning Lol but hopefully soon,mine are all in pots,so i hope they will come this is first time ever doing bulbs fingers crossed :~))))

23 Sep, 2009

 

jacque it was wonderfull to be out doing my garden, im not good at staying put for to long lol,
lol mobee well it will be a nice surprise when you do get them on , will look forward to it,well im with you cause its first time ive had bulbs and plants in same pots :o) hope yours do well

23 Sep, 2009

 

Pretty planting, Sandra :o)

23 Sep, 2009

 

cheers Terra, im tierd after all i did this morning, but worth it :o)

23 Sep, 2009

 

Your containers look great San :) Now, if you've any spare time maybe you could just zip down the motorway and help me clear a few of mine...? Lol...only joking, I've made a start, but still loads to do....

23 Sep, 2009

 

Been doing same thing San,also adding wallflowers in gaps as and when bedding plants go over,my baskets are like yours and really need renewing but a bit of ivy hides the rims.Glad you enjoyed yourself,you are right not overdoing it............

23 Sep, 2009

 

if i was well enough i would love to come help Di and see your garden :o))
thanx lincs, i love wallflowers, always forget about them, might see if i can get some, no point in getting new baskets lincs till next year, winter weather just makes them worse :o))

23 Sep, 2009

 

They look great Sandra, good for you and I'm so pleased you had a good day in the garden.

23 Sep, 2009

 

thankyou so much dawn, it was nice to be outside in the sun, ive put all my furniture away to, except glass table as its to big, hows your day dawn :o)

23 Sep, 2009

 

Another indoor one for me Sandra :-((( but I will be out there tomorrow :-)))

23 Sep, 2009

 

well hope its a sunny day then dawn :o))))

23 Sep, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Wel done Sandra , a day well spent , you will be admiring them for weeks to come :o)

23 Sep, 2009

 

Another great idea that I will now blatantly copy. Thanks San. ;~))

23 Sep, 2009

 

what more flowers in your veg patch Ian??

nice pots San. im enjoying all this tidying up. lots more to do tomoz...

23 Sep, 2009

 

I like your tubs and baskets . I always buy a little pot of ivy. You can separate it out and it's a good filler between plants in a container. They'll be colourful in spring when the bulbs flower too,

23 Sep, 2009

 

Ahhh Sandra, pots and tubs can go anywhere so perhaps the veggies are safe still, Lol. ;~))

23 Sep, 2009

 

You have been busy San......so a rest is well deserved!

Nice pics too. With regards to the fuschia plant, mine is still flowering so will I be okay for another week or so before replanting for winter or shall I cut it back now and be done for winter?

Probably pop it just inside conservatory to keep it warm through the frosts!!

23 Sep, 2009

 

I've just bought a small fuschia plant and repotted it into a bigger pot. What should I do with it over the winter?

23 Sep, 2009

 

Hi Digs!

You remember I said about digging that border over ready for Spring and you said don't waste time and money onnutrients and the like until after winter?

Well, after consideration, I'm going to go with 2 raised planters fro, Homebase as the ground is absolutely chocker with big roots from the leylandei and it will be too much hassle so the raised planters seem the better option.

Thanks for your advice though

23 Sep, 2009

 

Your welcome Dan, do you have to buy the ready made ones? They are really easy to make. Decking boards will be much cheaper and will look just as good finished! ! !

23 Sep, 2009

 

I'm going to do some homework first on the costings as the idea came from the ones at HB.

Will look in to it first as there's no rush just yet.

23 Sep, 2009

 

Good luck mate and if you do need any help or tips then let me know. :~))

23 Sep, 2009

 

cheers Ian. Off to bed now son. Work again in morning.....JOY!

G'nite skip!

23 Sep, 2009

 

Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite. Lol

24 Sep, 2009

 

cheers sandra, ian and Dan, sorry Dan went to bed, had quite alot of pain so went to bed about 9.30ish, al least i slept which was a change :o), my fuchsia had stopped flowering so thats why i cut it back, i still have a couple that i will leave out a while longer, its still quite mild out there, off to work now catch you all later :o))
almost missed you there hywel, thankyou and yes i love ivy to fill in and flow over the edges :o))

24 Sep, 2009

 

No need to apologise silly! When bed is calling and the body is aching, it's time to rest:0)

Thanks for that. Think I'll leave it another week then do the necessary! looking at it this morning, there are less on it now so not long to go.

Thanks San. Have a good day at work.

24 Sep, 2009

 

Poor Sandra. I hope you feel better today! Glad you were able to fill your planters - they'll be a great pleasure to you!

24 Sep, 2009

 

You WERE busy!! Try not to overdo it tho! Hope you're feeling better today! Its too easy to think you can do it all when you DO feel ok, innit? :~))

24 Sep, 2009

 

yw Dan :o)
thanx barbara, im a bit tired again today had to take angelina to vet after work just got in and making dinner, baz`s daughter on her way, just not in the mood for a visit to tell the truth :o(
thanx mari i think i have over done things and paying the price, another early night tonight, better check dinner so cya later :o)

24 Sep, 2009

 

You have done well Sandra, bet you are pleased with yourself and the results, its is not easy is it digging out plants that have done so well for you through the summer months. I have been putting off tackling my patio pots but went out today and went mad buying lots of plants to get through the dark winter months, Yours will lOok so preTty with the pansies and Ivy and the bulbs in spring. will post a picture of my purchases later on..

24 Sep, 2009

 

Hee hee! I went cheese shopping on the way to the doc again!! So.............loads of plants! He burst out laughing when i walked into his office totally laden, & said "You better NOT be here about your back!"

24 Sep, 2009

 

thanx carole, yes it harder than you think getting the plants out of the summer pots, trying not to damage the fuchsia and begonia tubers, but repotted fuchsia so hope they survive, cant wait to see your winter pots to carole :o)
lol mari i bet he wasnt inpressed with that, what plants did you get, is the back ok?

24 Sep, 2009

 

I'll write them up once I've taken note of them all, but got 2 fuschia hanging baskets (still in flower) for £1.99 each!

24 Sep, 2009

 

Can I steal your idea too Sandra :-)

24 Sep, 2009

 

thats good for the fuchsia, you can keep them after mari, a real bargain :o)
of cause you can dawn :o)

24 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Sandra, they look so good. I put my bulbs in pots last weekend and they do look very bare. Spritz has done similar pots too, that's why I love this site ..... such inspiration.

24 Sep, 2009

 

Its all your fault! I'm going to take cuttings of the ones that AREN'T still flowering, & see how they do!
As for the back, it was sore before I went out!!

24 Sep, 2009

 

keep the whole plant to mari, it should come back if you take it inside over winter, just pop it in the shed away from frost,. lol mari
your right dawn it does inspire us seeing things on here, so are you going to pop some pansys in them now :o)

24 Sep, 2009

 

Yep, and some ivy. Years ago, I always did winter hanging basking with yellow pansies and ivy but I sort of got out of the habit. I hadnt thought about setting over the top of bulbs though :-) Yes, I need to source some pansy's, are there any on offer anywhere at the moment.
I got a really big bag of daffodils bulbs from Lidl yesterday for £3.99 and the bulbs are huge.

24 Sep, 2009

 

great bargain with the daffs dawn , well done, think B&Q may have a deal on pansys, i just got mine from my local nursery as i didnt feel up to trailing around, you should get a brgain somewhere im sure :o)

24 Sep, 2009

 

We may be going to B&Q on Saturday, thanks for that Sandra.
We just keep buying ourselves more work, dont we, ha ha.

24 Sep, 2009

 

yes we do dawn, but i love it :o) hahah

24 Sep, 2009

 

Same here, lol

24 Sep, 2009

 

YES DAWN! I got pansies at homebase today for 75p!!

24 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Madperth, I can call there on Saturday too :-)))

24 Sep, 2009

 

thats cheap mari,, how many in tray

24 Sep, 2009

 

10! From the bargain bin!

24 Sep, 2009

 

great mari :o)

24 Sep, 2009

 

Looks like I need to forage on Saturday Madperth, lol.

24 Sep, 2009

 

Just blogged it! BTW Peter has done a blog on that GoY thing I pm'd about the other week!

24 Sep, 2009

 

Looks like it, Dawn! Violas, get from Morrison's 99p for a packed pot!!

24 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Madperth, I'll go to Morrissons too :-)))

24 Sep, 2009

 

You're welcome! I didnt dare go near Lidl or Aldi today! LOL!

24 Sep, 2009

 

Ha ha Mad, well I went to Lidl yesterday and got the big bag of daff bults for £3.99 ... they are huge bulbs, lol.

24 Sep, 2009

 

Sshhhhhh!

24 Sep, 2009

 

Well done Sandra, you're very organised. I have just planted some Autumn /winter beddeing in front garden this morning but didn't feel up to doing pots as I've got a horrible cold!
You mentioned the garden centre and the xmas rush. Julie and I couldn't believe our eyes on 13th Sept when we visited a large garden centre called Summerhills nr Basildon and saw they had a huge Christmas stock display already, and people were looking and buyin it!! Totally ridiculous. The weather here is still gorgeous , summer like sunshine so the last thing I want to think about is cold damp December!!!!

26 Sep, 2009

 

thanx paul hope your cold gets better soon, ive been the same this week to :o(, its getting earlier than ever xmas goods in stores etc, even my baz came home from work and they have booked xmas party at work already, im like you dont want to even go there yet,pop some pics up when your feeling better of your planting ok :o) take care

26 Sep, 2009

 

Will do Sandra but busy running Graeme around this weekend! Kessingland(Suffolk) last night (home at 1am) and 2 parties in Kent this afternoon. So, off to pack all his gear (amplifier/speakers etc) in car now, ready to leave about 1.15pm.

27 Sep, 2009

 

ok paul, have fun, busy busy,, dont go over doing things,:o))

27 Sep, 2009

 

Phew, back now. I took a few pics just before I left this afternoon. Might upload to GOY if any good!

27 Sep, 2009

 

how did it go paul, bet your tired all that running about with your son

27 Sep, 2009

 

Yes, exhausted still today Sandra. Went quite well on Saturday at Kessingland. He even had a few'groupies' asking for autographs and wanting photos taken with him.And the parties went well. He really is good at kid's parties(they love his wackiness!)
On this coming Friday I've got to take him to Bournemouth and he won't go on stage till 11.15 pm and so I won't get home till about 3/4am. I'm not sure how he'll get on. He's never done such a gig before, don't laugh it's a Gay Club!! Not sure if his act is quite right for that sought of venue. We'll see!!

28 Sep, 2009

 

lol that should be an eye opener paul, watch ya back heheh,joking aside it will be great, ive been in gay bars, not that im gay lol, but such great people, full of fun,
bet he`s loving the groupies bit, :o))

28 Sep, 2009

 

Yes, i heard about it all the way home(Change the record Graeme) \Not so sure he'll be so full of himself on way home Friday !!!!

28 Sep, 2009

 

lmao paul, oh im sure he wont heheh

28 Sep, 2009

 

Madperth, I got a bargain at Homebase last week as well. They had a big rack of dead and dying plants that had either not been watered or(even worse) watered too much. But I found a tray of white Cyclamen (6 in pack) for only £1.50. Only 2 of the plants were looking sickly( abit yellow on the leaves) but even they have picked up now.

28 Sep, 2009

 

that was a bargain paul, well done

28 Sep, 2009

 

Paul, :~)D~~~~~~~~
Nah, well done you! They try to sell them at full price here!!

28 Sep, 2009

 

No, there all in the birdbath bed already(see my pics)

29 Sep, 2009

 

IN the birdbath??? Lol!

29 Sep, 2009

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