Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Accidental Success...

We returned from our recent Islandy Adverntures to a lovely surprise - the hanging basket, hanging pot, and planters that we had planted up with "rescued" plants just before we went away all bursting with life and colour! Just look!


Fabulous, hey? Thanks go to MummyEH for kind watering attention whilst we were away, both the assorted pots on the balcony wall and elsewhere and the contents of the mini-greenhouse too. The contents of these were a complete bargain. MrEH's newspaper had a voucher for a free tray of bedding plants from Homebase, so we decided to trundle down there and get them. Turns out that Homebase reduce all their ailing and unsold plants to silly money - we got a large tray of petunias (using the voucher), a large tray of Viola, a tray of Lobelia and a tray of something else...ummmm, Ageratum? (Where's OrkneyFlowers when you need her?!) for a total spend of about £2.50 - bargainous! I should add that we had absolutely no idea what colours we were going to get out of any of these as they were mostly marked up "Mixed colours" so we just planted them - higgledy piggledy and all crammed in - into the waiting hanging basket, trough and pot. And then into another hanging pot because we still had some left. And then into two more pots and the pocket handkerchief of a garden, because we STILL had some left....and finally into the front garden, which eventually got rid of the last of the little blighters. That was a LOT of plants! We gave everything a good soaking, and headed off on holiday half expecting that everything would be dead by the time we got back.....

....it wasn't.....

In fact, it appeared to be thriving.....


All of it.


Wonderful things, plants!

Robyn

2 comments:

Orkneyflowers said...

What a fantastic display! Well done you how exciting to come home to your own flower show. Xx

Robyn said...

It was rather fab....although obviously there is little credit to be taken as it was all accidental! xx