Thursday, 2 February 2012

Deliveries

Do you get excited when you have parcels/deliveries arrive at your door? I do! After my spending spree the other week they have all started to arrive!

First was the wood from Buildbase. My neighbour and I ordered together so we could get free delivery!


this is for my veg beds, I have raised beds but not high enough. The sleepers currently being used, will be moved round the garden to edge other beds. Nothing wasted here!


Then came my Cycas Revoluta which I won on Ebay


Then the bulk buy of Perlite and Vermiculite, which I thought was a bargain and I hope will get me through 2 years, but I suspect with all the repotting I shall need to do, may not!


Dandy's delivered the bulk bag of loam. But only just managed to get it off the road! I have a gravel drive and did not read the small print!!!!!


200 jiffy plugs for my seedlings once big enough.


3 Water troughs. These will be the new homes for my bamboos. I dare not plant them in the ground, with my garden only being 13ft wide, I would be terrified of them escaping into the neighbours gardens!


Then my assortment of plants from Madeira, most are on a heat mat in my heated greenhouse, a couple will remain in my house as I think even the greenhouse will be too cool for them.


A spur of the moment buy, I do like these types of plants, so really wanted to know when and what to pot up into etc!


Then this morning B and Q delivered this lot!



I am not sure there is much more to come apart from some plants due April. I want to get holes drilled in the troughs and get them placed so I can move the bamboo's. One of which should have been repotted last year. The big pots they are in will be used for my Maurelli's, provided they have come through the winter, one is looking very suspect.

My builder comes next week to help do the beds and let me know if the wall is good enough to hold the weight of my planned for 'Living Wall'.

Oh yes, my neighbour in the first cottage has had a tree surgeon in to remove 2 exceptionally large trees. The neighbour in the 2nd cottage got a price to have her Silver Birch removed (one of which has lost a major branch) but her partner said, that he would do it!!! I am very worried for my greenhouse and office now!!!

12 comments:

  1. Where did you get the perlite ?

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    1. Here Lucien : http://www.midlandgardensupplies.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=20600153

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  2. now that is what I call an exciting amount of deliveries!

    you will have fun with the carnivores as they are the most exciting plants around...

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    1. I do love growing them, but sadly managed to kill the venus fly trap, supposedly the easiest. Whilst I manage to keep alive and kicking a Nepenthes Sanguinea! So thought the book may help lol!

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  3. Always does Libby! And what a haul you've got there, no wonder you're excited! Looking forward to your garden projects and I hope your wall will be strong enough for the living wall you're planning, it'll be great to see that happening!

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    1. Thanks. x Now is when I need the mild weather so I can get on, but as I seem to have forgotten, February is usually one of the coldest months! Never mind. I will move stuff around maybe that will help me lol!

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  4. Wow, you are a girl who know how to shop!
    I'm interested in the plants from Madeira as that is where hubby is from.
    Enjoy your projects but protect your back Libby. Don't over do things in your enthusiasm!
    Hugs ♥
    BTW Hate to be a mean neighbour, but if a tree is over a certain size here you need permission to cut it down. Perhaps he should let the pro's do it?

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    1. Sadly not here unless in an area of outstanding natural beauty and we are just outside it!
      Mainly Bromeliards and a couple of lovely ferns plus some bulbs came from Maderia.

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  5. Oh my goodness, you have really been spending money! How exciting to be preparing for a busy year in the garden.
    My son had one of the carnivore plants as a "pet" when he was at Uni, he called it Spike, and kept it for ages.

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    1. I only wish I could keep mine alive Shammickite, hence the book!!! lol!

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  6. Trying not to advertise too much but at www.midlandgardensupllies.co.uk we do Perlite, Vermiculite and a range of other products for your garden. Thanks for buying from us...

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    1. No problem, as I bought it from you anyway!

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