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What to do with the left-overs

12 July 2017 03:07:25

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I wonder what do others who open their gardens and offer plants for sale do with the plants that don't sell?

Do they continue to pamper the plants until the next open day?

This year I put quite a bit of effort into the plants for sale, starting them off early in the year and nursing them through the weeks and indeed months! Many of my plants are prolific self-seeders so any weeding session is likely to result in a few more pots for the Plants for Sale area. Over the seasons these plants need maintenance  - weeding and tidying as well as the endless watering!

Thankfully there weren't too many left-overs after Sunday. I put some by for the next meeting of my local Gardening Club but there were still a lot to deal with.

This morning I went around with the wheelbarrow laden with plants looking for a good home. I did manage to get rid of quite a few    

I got as far as distributing the pots but the planting of them will have to wait for another day or so!  

I spent quite a time cleaning up the Clematis Walk. The Clematis Wilt has been very bad this year. So I spent the day sorting them out. I felt it was a little crazy to be doing last miute tidying after the event - the horse has definitely bolted by now!

The last photo is just to let you know I haven't completely lost the plot - I sat on the Swing seat and snapped that scene!!!     

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 12 July 2017 07:02:17

I hope your Clematis Wilt  doesn't take hold too much after all the work you put into creating that area in the first place.

I love the view from that seat.

accsean accsean 12 July 2017 10:45:55

I too love the view from your swing seat, Hazel.

Jackie Jackie 12 July 2017 20:18:39

Im surprised you had any left at all Hazel at the rate they were going when I arrived!! Great selection too. You must have had a huge amount as I got 6 in total and there were lots and lots buying!! lol

Great photos and that last one is super too!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 12 July 2017 21:35:33

Sorry to hear about the clematis wilt, hope things will improve. Best to plant the left over plants out.

Moya Moya 13 July 2017 01:02:29

I'm glad your open day went well Hazel and hope your clematis come back. It sounds like you had a lot of plants for sale. I love the view from the seat.



TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 13 July 2017 01:22:07

Jackie - you can never tell what plants will catch people's fancy! Last time it was the sedum "Green Mantle" and I only had two plants of it that year so this time I had lots and the whole lot went! I had a lot of plants because I was potting up everything I could as I was tidying the borders and fortunately people seemed to like them! We did sell a lot which was great.

sallysarah sallysarah 13 July 2017 08:42:02

 Some charity shops do take plants.  Check with them first!!!  Sounds as if your open day was a great success, Hazel.

Jackie Jackie 13 July 2017 19:59:19

Ok Hazel Im now intrigued as to how you are able to put up a photo album!! Im beyond at my wits end here trying to upload one. I cant even add to albums that I previously uploaded! What is your secret??


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