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Pots and Pots of, erm, well, Pots!

We’ve recently started heading down to the auction in Peebles, it’s great fun and there are some real bargains to be found. Previously we’ve come back with things for the house but this time around we went totally garden potty!
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 8 beautiful big blue pots, some with plants already in them (Lavender & Rhododendrons and something as yet unidentifiable) for £82 – considering we paid £100 in Dobbies the previous weekend for just 3 big planters (and they were all on sale) that’s an absolute steal! I was loving it when two folk were jealously watching us load the car – turns out they’d popped out for a coffee and missed the lots so apart from some online bids, we had no competition.
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We also managed to snaffle a Victorian foot bath and a vintage watering can – both of these are also destined to become planters!
 I finally found a really unusual plant worthy of putting in the lovely Kew Gardens pot that The Orchard sent me, a succulent called Sedum Cristatum, I think it looks like a brain and it’s hard not to touch it.
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Next week I’m heading off to the Penicuik Bonsai Society’s monthly meet to see if they can help me re-pot the Bonsai we bought at Gardening Scotland last year – it was supposed to be done in March but hopefully it won’t be too late.

Snow over it!

There are signs of Spring everywhere now but we’re still getting snow and sub-zero temperatures – really quite desperate to start getting those fingers grubby again – there’s certainly an awful lot to do in the garden, it’s a fright!

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We’ve been lucky enough to receive some wonderful new garden goodies this week – the lovely people at Festive Lights sent us a solar lantern and some solar lights to try out and the equally lovely people at The Orchard (I LOVE their stuff) sent us a beautiful Kew Gardens Plant Pot to ‘dress’.  Continue reading Snow over it!