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As mentioned in my last blog we visited the GC again last night to get another of the aster’s we got last week. Well we did get one, well actually it was two but whose counting, but then strangely a few other bargain plants found their way into the trolley!

we ended up with 6 clearance plants for just £2 each. 2 were asters, which look lovely next to a white rose i bought last week. We also got another Dahlia Kelvin Floodlight, which having ‘googled’ it looks like it will have massive yellow flower heads next year. Then we spotted another Dahlia, Polka. Really made up with this one as it looks to have a yellow centre with white petals tinged with pink. Cant wait for next summer it will look spectacular, all for just £2 each!!!! :0)

Oh and i got a salvia icing sugar and a rose bush called emmerdale which apparently is highly scented.

So as you can see i’m chuffed to bits with my bargains.

Obviously all these plants needed pots (they are all going in the courtyard area for now), so we got a few of those, and then hubby to my surprise saw a phormium and asked if i liked it. Well thats like asking a duck does it quack!.

i did, but having seen the price of it – £32 (though it is a good size) – i said it was nice and walked off. Next thing i know he’s shouting after me ‘well do you want it’. I think you can guess my reply.

So this morning i have been busy planting everything up, including my GW acer that came earlier in the week.

This is the phormium, now affectionally known as Fred!

Here’s the salvia.

This is the GW acer – really pleased with this, and a decent size.

This is the rose bush i bought last week, lovely flowers and still loads on the bush – sorry the name escapes me.

And here’s introducing my baby – chloe. I’ve been after a photo of her for ages but she doesnt stay still long enough. She has just turned 2 and is a rescue cat. We have only had her since July. She was in a road accident in may and lost her litter, broke her pelvis and has had her tail apputated. Considering all that she is so loving and is growing in confidence every day. As you can see from the photo, today she thought she’d try her luck climbing a tree – never seen her do this before!

and another of her, she loves helping mummy in the garden – gorgeous!!

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Nice to read about one happy bunny....cat too, you have some really nice plants there.

16 Oct, 2010

 

Tilly you got some lovely plants, and have a gorgeous cat.

16 Oct, 2010

 

Haven't you done well, Tilly. At this rate you'll be lifting turf in the spring to plant up all your GC finds!

It's nice to see your enthusiasm, and hubby's too....Your rose looks especially pretty with all the white blooms....and your first plant...wow....it's a beauty (I'm nervous to pay so much for a plant in case I kill it off...you are very brave!...or hubby has a lot of confidence in your gardening!...likely both are true!).

Lovely blog & great plants.

16 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely to see your new plants and pretty Chloe :o)

16 Oct, 2010

 

Well done on your purchases remember to keep the dahlias in doors and away from the frost for the winter though. Well done oh on treating you to the phormium it is a good plant that one, lovely.

16 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely plant! I really like your cat too! Must post a pic of mine soon! :-)

16 Oct, 2010

 

Not sure how i managed to add it twice??? Sorry!!

16 Oct, 2010

 

That's what I call a good day's shopping Tilly. Your rose is lovely,and your little cat is gorgeous,such beautiful eyes :o)

16 Oct, 2010

 

Agree with bloomer and that Phormium is gorgeous!

16 Oct, 2010

 

Great plants Tilly and well done to your husband for spotting and buying the Phormium

16 Oct, 2010

 

Chloe is beautiful bless her...your plants look great too

16 Oct, 2010

 

Hi All,

yes the phormium is lovely, especially when the sunlight hits it. It seems to sparkle.

Thanks for the advice on the dahlias oliveoil. Its the first time we've had these so i lifted the tubers this morning and got off as much soil as i could (we had a frost here last night so i thought now would be the right time). Would they be ok stored is a garage over winter or are they best in the conservatory? The garage does leak somewhat so would be damp.

As for lifting turf in spring whistonlass, lets just say i have plans....:)

17 Oct, 2010

 

Plans, eh? lol I'll be watching out, Tilly...maybe we could call it "Tilly's Spring Watch"....

17 Oct, 2010

 

Great selection of plants Tilly. Where do you find these husbands???????? Chloe is lovely.

18 Oct, 2010

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