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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

Last Post 928 days 13 hours ago

Few More Seeds and Crocus

15 February 2011 00:10:46
King of Striped Crocus

King of Striped Crocus

Today Caroline was going to buy some paint to repaint the show jumps in Craigavon so I went with her. Managed to escape from B&Q without going into the garden centre but in Homebase I was drawn to the seed section bought Penstemon mixed and Cleome Colour Fountain wanted to get Cosmos Seashells Red but they didn't have any then out to the garden centre to check out the pots will work out what I want and go back in my own car. Lots of trays of spring bulbs bought a tray of King of Striped Crocus, on the way home we went to Mahon Garden Centre as Caroline had a gift voucher, took a walk round but think I'd need to be sure perennial plants were going to burst into growth before I'd buy anything. Caroline bought some pots of bulbs to add to planters so hopefully she'll get started gardening yet she loves flowers but feels she hasn't the knowledge but with a bit of help think she'll get into it yet.


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INGRID15 INGRID15 15 February 2011 00:14:22

Best of luck with seeds and Beautiful crocus .. Geraldine ,you had really good day ..


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 15 February 2011 00:42:34

My local garden centre are advising not to plant any perennial stuff till early March this year....


Jacinta Jacinta 15 February 2011 06:07:12

I'm sure with you as Head Mistress, she will get all the encouragement you can give.


fran m fran m 15 February 2011 07:41:10

Good luck


Periwinkle Periwinkle 16 February 2011 15:33:56

That's the way most of us started off, Caroline!  Nice crocuses, Cloncaw.


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