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We have much welcomed rain today but it doesn’t know when to stop.
I have just been to our local nursery to get some plants for my baskets etc.
This is a selection of the ones I purchased.

Begonia Truffle – Peach Trailing
I have bought 4 plants for my 16 inch hanging basket.

Begonia – Buffey

Begonia – Glowing Ember

Geranium – Deep Rose Splash

Now I need to brave the elements and go to the greenhouse to plant them up


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I have the "Glowing embers" first time growing this year

Truffle peach looks a good variety as well

My baskets still in the greenhouse growing on before they go out into the bigworld , that reminds me I need to start hardening them off

So looking good Marjorie


17 May, 2017


Looks like you have picked up some lovely plants there. :-)

17 May, 2017


Some beauties you have there the peach trailing does well and cascades lovely.

17 May, 2017


You have chosen very pretty colours for your begonias and the geraniums are lovely too.
Hope there is a gap in the rain clouds soon!

17 May, 2017


these will look lovely planted up as they are super now.

post a picture when you have please.

18 May, 2017


you little spendthrift you, looks like you have had a good g.c. visit Marjorie. Some lovely plants there. Happy planting x

18 May, 2017


Best of luck with braving the elements, the plants are lovely. I had some of the 'Fire' named Begonias (can't remember the proper name now, but Fire or Flame something) for several years, put them in the back of barn as usual to dry in the pots for the winter. This year the pots contain either nothing - eaten by the mice, or delightful vine weevil grubs which have killed them off. Sad as they had made up into huge corms.

19 May, 2017


Thank you for your comments.
The weather has now improved today so I have been planting up a few of my baskets and pots. We go away in a few weeks on a cruise around the British Isles so my friend has kindly offered to look after them.

Oliveoil it was the garden centre at Laceby that we went to. It has been much improved .Most of the workers have problems so I think it is wonderful that they have been given the opportunity to work there.

21 May, 2017


oh that is good to hear, I do not get out that way nowadays, but it is pleasing to hear they employ special needs people to do the work, it must be very therapeutic for them. We have had an improvement in the weather after all the wet last week, great to be out again in the garden. :O)

21 May, 2017

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