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sanbaz

By sanbaz

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hi guys a bit down in the dumps today, work on the new area is slow, my sons get up and go has got up and gone lol, so hoping to get a bit more digging done saturday and sunday fingers crossed, not been well so ive not ventured out since sunday,
so today i decided as i cant dig then i can shop, yes plant shopping hahah
well this morning started me off as my bananna plant came from ebay, not quite as leafy as said but new shoots coming, so a bit of TLC should do the trick


as you can see casper had to inspect the plant, as he thought no bananna`s on this one lol,
so after this i took myself off to B&Q to get a couple of ferns i had seen last week and thought they would look good in the new area to,


above is japanese shield fern (Dryopteris erythrosora)
next pic is holly fern (Cyrtomium fortunel)


then i had to get this yucca ive wanted for ages now


so thats it,, or is it , nah! i did pop in morrisons this morning and what did i see,, yes this lovely cordyline australis “red star” couldnt resist it, well whats a girl to do :o))) im a happy bunny now


just need the area finished now, so these beauty`s will stay in garage till bad weather gone, hope you all had a good day to :o) x

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Good therapy shopping Sandra...
I hope you feel better soon. xxx

24 Feb, 2010

 

Some lovely plants there San....hope they've made you feel better...xxx

24 Feb, 2010

 

hi Terra alot better today thanx and yes good therapy, ive just sent the seller off ebay a msg as my bananna is surpose to have several leaves, so unless ive forgotten how to count he needs to attend maths class lol, ;o)) x

24 Feb, 2010

 

I'm all for a bit of retail therapy, it's a really good cure for 'the blues'.
Casper's doing what Millie does .... goes over new plants with a 'fine-toothed-nose !!!!

24 Feb, 2010

 

oops we crossed alice,, yes it does help doesnt it, a bit of retail lol :o)) x

24 Feb, 2010

 

I am glad to see i'm not the only one down in the dumps!!! i am sooooo feed up with the weather..... But today the SUN is out so i have raked the rest of the leaves up and found Snowdrops growing,looking so pretty,i think spring will soon be here !!!! Oh happy days of GARDENING :-))

24 Feb, 2010

 

you did well there, hope you are feeling better.

24 Feb, 2010

 

lol louise i keep crossing with you all ,arent the cats funny checking things out, :o)) x

24 Feb, 2010

 

Well Sandra appart from you doing this shopping this morning, a letter from Thompson & Morgan to say that they have not forgotten our Buzz plants, and as soon as there ready to be sent out they will send the order straight out to us.xx

24 Feb, 2010

 

hi swanky and yorkshire thankyou, glad you got some gardening done swanky and lovely snowdrops to :o))
im feeling alot better yorkshire just knocks the stuffing out of me when im like this, ;o)

24 Feb, 2010

 

carol thats good news at last, hope they are nice plants when they arrive to, and at least i will get to see you, seems ages :o)) x

24 Feb, 2010

 

What a Lot of Lovely Plants u got there San :) Cant wait 2 see them all planted:)

24 Feb, 2010

 

Glad you are feeling better,Sanbaz,and happy with your lovely new plants.I was
loaded with boring shopping yesterday,but still couldn't resist going in to Wilko's,and I managed to carry 2 small primulas,that were reduced to 40p each. Like you say,what's a girl to do?:o))

24 Feb, 2010

 

Great selection of plants and good retail therapy.
B & Q are very good for Ferns, Cordylines and Yuccas and good prices too. I can see a wonderful tropical paradise developing this summer. Well done, and hope all goes well.
Grenville xx

24 Feb, 2010

 

thanx jacque all in the garage now except bananna which ive repotted in bigger pot and is in the house, im a bit dissapointed in it as seller discribed as having several leaves lol so sent him msg and see what he says, another plant would be good dont you think ;o)) i cant wait to get that area started jacque im getting irritated waiting x

24 Feb, 2010

 

thanx sandra and grenville glad you like my choice, at least you got a little something sandra :o) x
grenvile i cant wait to put all my plans into action, im hoping for a nice birdbath and statue to ;o)) x

24 Feb, 2010

 

Brilliant. Let us know when youve made some more purchases, and developed your plans further. It will have the wow factor! xx

24 Feb, 2010

 

aww thanx grenville, if its anything like yours i will be extatic lol, can only try i guess, but lots of fun doing it,there is another surprise but thats going to be a secret till i start my work on it all ;o)) x

24 Feb, 2010

 

What a great way to cheer yourself up, Sanbaz. I went to a garden centre today, next to the eye clinic I had to attend. Unfortunately (or fortunately!) I couldn't see too well because of the drops in my eyes so I didn't buy anything :)

We may be having a Dobies opening near here and the gc I visited is trying to oppose it. Don't know much about Dobies but it sounds a good idea to me to have a bit of healthy competition :)

24 Feb, 2010

 

This secret garden is going to be a nice surprise when we see it,Sandra..take your time,Rome wasn't built in a day,but we want things done like yesterday,when
we get an idea don't we? So impatient,us gardeners...x

24 Feb, 2010

 

Bloomer never a true a word said than that :o))

24 Feb, 2010

 

Gee we have a dobbies they have lovely plants and things, a bit more expensive sometimes but none the less a good GC, hope your eyes feel more normal soon ;o)) x
sandra your right but im one who wants yesterday im affraid lol, but it should all be lovely for summer ;o) x

24 Feb, 2010

 

The GC Dobies will be in competition with is very expensive anyway, Sanbaz, and makes me cross because they let plants die rather than reduce the price or care for them properly! My lovely coprosmia was one of several reduced to £10 before Christmas. The others are now all dead although the GC has greenhouses where they could have been sheltered. If they had been cheaper others might have bought them. It makes me so cross :(

I had a 'bump' removed from my eyelid so it's a bit sore at the moment but, apart from that, it was just a routine check for glaucoma - all OK :)

24 Feb, 2010

 

Wow, you have some nice plants their Sandra. I can feel your frustration at wanting to get stuck into your new bed. Hopefully you wont have to wait too long before you're setting. So when are you expecting to be picking your first bunch of banana's ;-)

24 Feb, 2010

 

glad all ok Gee, with your eye, :o) well dobbies dont have bad plants at least the one here anyway, so sounds like it would be a good idea for your area.

24 Feb, 2010

 

lol dawn, dont think even if they grow that you can eat these, ive just repotted so not sure if to take the yellowy leaf off or leave it, think my other plants should be ok in garage dont you :o))

24 Feb, 2010

 

Not sure about the leaf Sandra?
Will the plants get day light in the garage - just thinking if its dark in there all day they wont like it.

24 Feb, 2010

 

the bananna is indoors on window ledge dawn so thats fine, also the other plants in garage window so lots of light there to, i thought the ferns maybe ok outside cause thats where they were at B&Q and quite hardy arent they

24 Feb, 2010

 

I hate waiting to Plant out Plants 2 San when its 2 be done :/

24 Feb, 2010

 

ive decided to kepp the ferns in garage to jacque just till frost goes ,soon i hope

24 Feb, 2010

 

Good Idea San ;)

24 Feb, 2010

 

nothing quite like a bit of plant retail therapy is there.... love all your new plants.... hope you feel better soon.... and you can get on with your garden....

24 Feb, 2010

 

thanx holly im ok i have IBS and havent had a problem since my gallbladder op in november, so was a shock to, it takes about 2 days of pain and a few days to get over it, ;o( not sure if it was what i ate on sunday or a bug, im ok though thankyou :o))

24 Feb, 2010

 

i suffer with stomach as well every now and then.....so know how you feel....ive been a lot better since i lost 2 stone in weight since august last year... and try not to eat to much junk..lol which doesnt agree with me.... im sure your shopping trip will help..... : O )))

24 Feb, 2010

 

my shopping did help holly and like you i try not to eat junk, no white bread and i cant eat beef which i love, so small and often is alot better for me and no red meat or spicy either, oh well worse things i guess lol

24 Feb, 2010

 

like me them eat little and often......its worse if you over eat as ive found out over time..... at least it cant stop us from gardening lol

24 Feb, 2010

 

A couple of excellent ferns there Sanbaz. The dryopteris is known as the autumn fern because the fronds take on a golden colour before turning green

24 Feb, 2010

 

lol holly im so glad about that :o))
thankyou andrew i did wonder about the golden look, so will look forward to seeing that, ive left them in garage for now in window thought its a bit cold yet andrew :o)

24 Feb, 2010

 

Some good shopping there Sandra :o)) It always makes you feel better doesn't it lol :o)) Good luck with the planting. I hope you can gat some help soon.

24 Feb, 2010

 

i really enjoyed buying them hywel, a real buzz lol, yes my youngest says he will help again on saturday so fingers crossed ;o)) baz cant help at the minute as working 7 days :o(

24 Feb, 2010

 

sorry you havent been well San...hope the plant buying therapy helped ! Like those ferns...would they be for the "project " by any chance ? !

24 Feb, 2010

 

lol jane and thanx im alot better today and back in work tomoz, always ill on my days off, something not right there hahah, i enjoyed buying and yes they are for the new planting area when its cleared and ready, maybe next year ;o)) NOT,
do you feel a bit better after your draining day yesterday jane

24 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks San...much better for a good sleep...which I didnt expect to get.Was out like a light as soon as head hit pillow ! Supposed to be ill on working days San...not days off ! Lol

24 Feb, 2010

 

lol jane it never works out that way for me :o( anyway just glad im better, ;o)) glad you had a good night sleep to, is it two days to go now jane, when is ray back, friday or sat?

24 Feb, 2010

 

Saturday San....just hope the dreaded snow stays away for travelling...its all melted here now..darent even look at the forecast ! Lol

24 Feb, 2010

 

im sure it will be ok jane, we will send the husky`s and sledge out if he cant drive lol

24 Feb, 2010

 

Lol ! : o )

24 Feb, 2010

 

Doesn`t it make you feel good when you go plant shopping Sandra? You certainly chose some good specimens too. I love the Yucca and I have to tell you that I bought one from a market in early Summer and you should see it now, its really grown. Sorry to hear you`ve not been feeling well, I hope you`re a bit better now. :o)

24 Feb, 2010

 

Hope you're feeling better San.........a great selection of plants there you've bought...love the Yucca too...will it have the beautiful bells on San in the summer? I love plant shopping.....hate clothes but plants....mmmmm........:o)

24 Feb, 2010

 

thanx sandra im alot better and i love my yucca hope it does ok in my garden, di you protect yours in winter or is it in pot to bring in :o)
im good today janey thanx, not sure think its the white ball flowers yes, wonder how old they are before flowering ;o)) i use to love shopping for clothes but gardening has taken over lol

24 Feb, 2010

 

A good selection of plants there, I am sure they cheered you up no end, glad your feeling better now.

24 Feb, 2010

 

thanx dotty they sure did the trick ;o))

24 Feb, 2010

 

Hi San, sorry you've not been well, great plants you got there, love the ALL of them, especially the ferns!
Don't worry about the banana, it's normal this time of year, it'll pick up in Spring.
Oh, and as a rule of thumb I've noticed that most edible banana flower stalks hang DOWN and the inedible ones (including m . basjoo) stand UP..

24 Feb, 2010

 

Sorry you've been unwell, Sandra - and glad that you're a little better now. Take care of yourself - very good move to buy some plants! That's always a pleasure, isn't it. :-))

25 Feb, 2010

 

hi jen im alot better tummy gone back to normal now, just knocked the stuffing out of me a bit after, back at work today, thanx for the tips and i had read this wasnt edable thanx :o)) x
thanx barbara yes it does raise the spirits a bit and im happy cause baz off this weekend so hoping to get stuck into those stumps again, with a bit of luck they will be out by sunday then i came get some composs mixed in and a good sort through for stones etc, then the next stage will begin ;o)) x

25 Feb, 2010

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