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"Find of the Day" at the Garden Centre 26.02.09

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By David


"Find of the Day" at the Garden Centre  26.02.09

Carex comans "Milk Chocolate". I thought that I would have to order this online, but there it was, in a local garden centre. Wanted to buy them all!



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Yummy - oops, there goes another inch on the waistline! Glad you exercised self-control and only bought one :)

26 Feb, 2009

 

aw great David

26 Feb, 2009

 

Cheers, my Dears, Gee and Irish! Isn't this just fab? Glad I showed some self-control, Gee, lol! Have also thought of the best ever planter for this one. Hope that TK Maxx still has it - a dark chocolate metal planter on a pedestal - even more yummy! :-)

26 Feb, 2009

 

~sounds good David!

26 Feb, 2009

 

Well done David !!!

26 Feb, 2009

 

Good for you David...cannot wait to see it all planted and growing for you!

27 Feb, 2009

 

Well-spotted :o)

27 Feb, 2009

 

Lovely Carex David, I have a few Small one's to pot on, i love them, Just a word of warning, "Chocolate Shrinks Your Clothes" haha

27 Feb, 2009

 

Many Thanks, folks!

Arlene - have changed my mind already (which is why I can never stick to a garden plan, lol!). I think that the pedestal is currently reserved for a bowl of Viola "Velour Chocolate Frost" (Mr Fotheringalls), seeds winging their way here as I type. But, then again...........................

Caroline - should have the first part planted over the coming week (we can't wait, either!)

Daisydee - This is a new one to me! But, oh, I get it! You mean that eating a lot makes you outgrow your clothes? Hasn't worked for us (yet), lol!

And, also, a big "Hello, and Thanks" to everyone down the right side with your "likes" !

XXX

28 Feb, 2009

 

I've just had another look at your Milk chocolate carex, David as I saw some in my local GC yesterday. I thought it was the same as that already growing in my garden but not at all sure. Mine seems paler, I think, now I've had another look.

28 Feb, 2009

 

Could yours be Carex buchananii,? This is paler, but we have a few, as it resembles carmelised brown sugar, and is thin, but curls outwards. It is more bronze than brown, too, but reminds us of the "Hair Toffee" in the story, lol!

Am sure I have a pic somewhere, with a tag, will need to check! - X

28 Feb, 2009

 

Perfect - very much like 'colmans bonze' David, i have several of them and really lovely plants, defo a good find.

5 Mar, 2009



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