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I bought some small plants from a family run nursery to fill two manger baskets and a small wooden wheelbarrow.

I have to say I’m really pleased with the quality of the plants …

The baskets are planted with Calibrachoa ‘Can Can Coral Reef’, Petchoa Beautical ‘Caramel Yellow’, Begonia Fortune ‘Apricot Shades’, Nepeta ‘Grannilocks’ and Helichrysum ‘Gold’.

From this …

To this …

The wheelbarrow contains just one Argyranthemum ‘Vanilla Latte’ with some trailing Petunia F1 ‘Easy Wave Blue’.

It has been a warm and sunny day for a change … rain forecast for tomorrow and the next day.

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Spectacular display Shirley :)

17 Jun, 2019

 

Beautiful!

17 Jun, 2019

 

They look wonderful. Well chosen Shirley. Tomorrow should be dry here, which will be the only day this week. Just as well as I have 30 visitors coming as a party for lunch!

17 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you al very much ... :o)

Karen, almost the colour orange, but not quite!

17 Jun, 2019

 

Lovely array of colours!

17 Jun, 2019

 

Thanks Kate, a change from the usual pinks and blues!

Karen, forgot to ask - will you be eating 'al fresco' ?

17 Jun, 2019

 

What lovely cheerful colours. Make the most of them, rain forcaste for tomorrow afternoon and Wednesday.

17 Jun, 2019

 

Beautiful planting in the manger,Shirley..
Torrential rain with thunderstorms expected here tomorrow and the next day.....was having 4 friends for coffee and to see the garden but had to cancel.

17 Jun, 2019

 

Oh yes! I don’t have my garden visitors inside, except to use the loo.

17 Jun, 2019

 

Really like the colours in the first picture. They were a lovely selection of plants.

17 Jun, 2019

 

pretty arrangements Shirley, the wheelbarrow is my favourite, love those two colours together!!
The forecast doesn't look good does it? what a June !! ಠ︵ಠ

17 Jun, 2019

 

They are lovely. You bring these things home and wonder if they will ever produce the display that you envision, but yours have, amazing there is only one plant (and the Petunias) in the barrow.

18 Jun, 2019

 

I really do appreciate all of your comments ... many thanks!

We had one massive downpour before lunch and it's light drizzly rain now (14.25) ... when will the sun shine for more than just the one day? :o(((

18 Jun, 2019

 

They look fabulous Shirley bright and cheerful , its so good to find a nice friendly nursery ,the big ones are getting very expensive only thinking about their profit ..

18 Jun, 2019

 

Very pretty Shirley. I find local nurseries very good places to buy from.

18 Jun, 2019

 

How lovely these are Shirley. The Argyranthemum and the Petunias look beautiful together and the earthy colours of the baskets look so good together.

19 Jun, 2019

 

Beautiful display,Shirley,and I also love the Vanilla Latte,against the Blue Petunia..such a great combination..I love Calibrachoa,and have been buying them for approx three years now..I think they were previously known as 'Million Bells '? I managed to overwinter a few indoors this year..:o)

19 Jun, 2019

 

Amy, I am constantly receiving e-mails from Wyevale with their so-called offers ... still too expensive for me!

I agree with you Hywel.

Thanks Hb, I like your description of 'earthy colours' ... :o)

Sandra, you're right about the old Million Bells name, clever you with overwintering some ... :o))

19 Jun, 2019

 

They look a treat Shirley, its good to have a change from the norm at times, your manger looks so colourful, bright and cheery, the wheelbarrow is also looking lovely, good choice of plants, we have a local nursery, also family run, its a treat to go there..

19 Jun, 2019

 

So pretty Shirley nice to have some long awaited colour in our gardens x

19 Jun, 2019

 

Sue, I was unsure of the basket colours at first but am chuffed to bits with them now. The wheelbarrow came from OH's Auntie Joan after her passing. I just e-mailed a pic of it to her daughter up in Edinburgh, she likes it as well, phew!

San, it certainly is good to see some colour, pity the sun isn't shining on the flowers very often ...

20 Jun, 2019

 

Its great when things live up to your expectations Shirley and these certainly have ... love them both.

22 Jul, 2019

 

Oh hello Phyl, thank you for your kind words. I have just watered both baskets as they dry out so fast. High temps forecast for the rest of the week ... may have to water morning and night!

22 Jul, 2019

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