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Alpine trough - with Saxifraga


Alpine trough - with Saxifraga

Finally got round to doing my latest trough - planted with Saxifraga Monarch, S. Southside seedling and S. Aizoon minor. Not forgetting the wee bit that fell off Aizoon moon.
It will be kept in the cold frame at night for now.



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Oh I like that Scottish. Very nice

3 Mar, 2013

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Bik
 

very nice , I like the way you named the plants.you are ''the leader'' in this.

3 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely, I do love seeing troughs planted up like this. I always seem to have trouble with vine weevils though when I try:(

3 Mar, 2013

 

That's pretty

3 Mar, 2013

 

That looks brilliant, love the Saxifraga too.

4 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks all - I'm very pleased with how these polystyrene boxes are turning out!

4 Mar, 2013

 

Looks really nice - I really enjoy planting up troughs which makes me think that it is ages since I did just that! Time for a rethink and time for some plants to move out!

4 Mar, 2013

 

Your trough is lovely and the plants will be happy in there.

17 Mar, 2013

 

Chris - you'll need to tell us what you've planned
Linda - I'm quite pleased with how this has turned out. Considering the polystyrene box was free, the paint I already had - it only cost me the price of the plants.

17 Mar, 2013

bik
Bik
 

I have made two of these troughs thanks to a fismanger and ofcourse Angie who give the idea. :)
geia sou Angie.

17 Mar, 2013

 

A great recycling tip Scottish. In the past, we have used broken bits of polystyrene for the drainage at the bottom of pots.

18 Mar, 2013

 

I hope you have some more boxes ready to fill Scottish. Bjs has sent lots of plants for you. I like the way you have put the names on the stones. Did you varnish over them.

18 Mar, 2013

 

I've started to do that too Linda - makes some pots so much lighter.
Scotsgran - I've a very large terracotta container I'm going to use for that purpose - it's temporarily holding an acer that I rescued from being waterlogged. The trouble is trying to be in the house at the same time as Lee so I can get him to help me move it with the aid of a skateboard, we can never co-ordinate!!
I didn't varnish them sheila - I'm happy for it to wear off - the pen was too thick and it was the only one I could find at the time. I've since raided my nephew's pencil case and found a couple of my sharpies!!
I've another recycling project for some of them but I want to wait to know it's worked before the unveiling :)

18 Mar, 2013

 

I really like the name stones and wouldn't have thought of varnishing them, thanks for the tip :o))

19 Mar, 2013

 

Annella - there are a few members who use this method. Bulbaholic is one I can remember of the top of my head.
I've quite a few woodlanders I'm going to plant when the weather improves and I'm want to do similar in the borders - so I don't get trowel happy and slice through the dormant plants :) I think Bulbaholic is now trialing car lacquer.

19 Mar, 2013

 

That's a really good idea :o)

19 Mar, 2013



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