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One casualty

10 January 2010 23:06:34

I noticed a casualty of this inclement weather - a container has split in two places.   This container is my "white" container because it has an anemone, a trumpet flower, a cyclamen and tulips, all white and there should been something in bloom for every month of the year.   I am hoping that as the thaw happens, it doesn't spill out and make an awful mess.  Ideally I would love to get a new container and just transfer from one to the other.  Probably wishful thinking! 

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fran m fran m 10 January 2010 23:19:25

Sorry to hear that Mairin. I think some more of us might find damage as we have a look around  the garden in the next few days.

Joybells Joybells 11 January 2010 00:05:53

Mairin, I've had a container casualty too, luckily I can turn the container towards the wall its up against and hope the contents stay put! Its been a tough start to the year for the garden!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 11 January 2010 05:35:38

You shouldn't have any problem transferring all the the stuff into another container. Pity when that happens. It's like the container has been made specially for that planting collection. If thats the only casualty though, you'll be doing well.

Lìga Lìga 11 January 2010 09:06:17

I'm sorry for it.Jacinat said right.But next time put under container some stones,or something that don't let stay it directly on ground.

fraoch fraoch 11 January 2010 10:48:57

That's a pity Mairin. Hope you can transfer them ok.

Hoeys Hoeys 11 January 2010 13:24:15

i am sure it will not effect bulbs, they can been transfered easy

Jack17 Jack17 11 January 2010 14:57:11

Sorry about your container. Liga has a good idea there; keep the container off the ground. It might be worth your shifting the plants into another container or even into individual pots until you get another container. I presume the plants survived the heavy frosts! 

Johnplotman Johnplotman 11 January 2010 20:42:14

Hope the casualty has not been  to serious with the container Mairin. 


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