callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

  • Music:

Going potty

A very hectic week, due mainly to tedious domestic problems and having MEN around the place and no peace. So I was really glad to have today to myself.

After doing a few jobs I was early at the garden centre. I had a print-off voucher for 10% off if I presented it before ten o'clock, today only. I thought I might get a hanging basket, as I hadn't made up any myself this year: too cold! When I arrived, I found an extra offer: £14.99 baskets on BOGOF. TBH, they weren't worth £14.99, but were a good buy at half price.

I'd already done some potting up and today I decided some of these pots must leave the sheltering greenhouse and take their chances outside. So I had a good sweep up and made a start. Below, red geraniums outside the chalet; there are three pots each side of the door. This was so successful in last year's awful summer that I decided to repeat it.


I planted up this pot of osteospermums and calibrachoa on May 11th and today it found its home in the porch. It's a nice old pot, with SANKEY impressed in the side.


I was able to buy a basket of some of the same plants to match the pot.
The baskets on offer were all plastic but I can't be doing with plastic pots in my garden, so I've used an old basket as a cachepot.


The other baskets aren't worth photographing yet. One is full of fuchsias; I took off the hanger, hid the pot in one of my chimney pots and the plants should trail out of it nicely. Of course I found a few more jobs to do, so it was all quite hard work. It would be a beautiful afternoon here if only it weren't so windy. No sunbathing, but all the views have improved.

Tags: garden centre, gardening

  • The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman

    There’s a huge number of books being published in one go just at the moment, because of the Covid backlog, so the fight for readers (and buyers)…

  • V for Victory, Lissa Evans

    It’s 1944 and doodlebugs are falling randomly on an increasingly crumbling and dirty London. Noel and Vee, whom we left at the end of Crooked…

  • A lovely Christmas present for someone

    All five of Pamela Brown’s Blue Door books for £7.99 from The Book People. See here. The set includes Maddy Again, which is super-rare and…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.