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#1 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

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I bought these two pots ten years ago,they cost me almost a whole weeks living loot, and I have grown lilies in them every year. The last three years I did not look after them. So this year I planted out the remaining lilies in the garden and decided to plant up the pots with something new.
There are seven plants in each pot and each plant cost £1. So for £14 I have two large pots of flowers which should give me masses of flowers well into the autumn. Not a bad bang for me buck methinks.
I'll post pictures as the plants grow. There is one poorly looking petunia, I am keeping me fingers crossed it will recover.

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Hope all you folks will post pictures of plants you have grown too.
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

Lovely!
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:11 AM

Sorry. Black thumb here. I can only manage oak trees, an occasional sweet gum tree, and weeds.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:28 AM

View Postebrke, on 18 June 2014 - 08:42 PM, said:

Lovely!

Thanks. I will post better pics in a few weeks when they have filled out a tad. :breakfast:
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:44 AM

Beautiful :yes:
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:26 PM

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 19 June 2014 - 12:11 AM, said:

Sorry. Black thumb here. I can only manage oak trees, an occasional sweet gum tree, and weeds.

Weeds need love too, ya know. :P

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:49 AM

View Postross549, on 23 June 2014 - 11:07 AM, said:

Weeds need love too, ya know. :P

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:51 PM

Nice! I'll try to find time this year to get a few photos. Betty has a tradition of doing up a number of planters on her spacious deck. In recent years, I have taken over that job for her. It's very colorful this year. We always do New Guinea Impatiens, which are shade tolerant and flower enthusiastically the entire season. This year we also ended up adding a little Coleus and some Caladiums.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:47 PM

View PostCluttermagnet, on 23 June 2014 - 03:51 PM, said:

We always do New Guinea Impatiens, which are shade tolerant and flower enthusiastically the entire season. This year we also ended up adding a little Coleus and some Caladiums.
Sounds really attractive and colorful.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:37 PM

View PostCluttermagnet, on 23 June 2014 - 03:51 PM, said:

Nice! I'll try to find time this year to get a few photos. Betty has a tradition of doing up a number of planters on her spacious deck. In recent years, I have taken over that job for her. It's very colorful this year. We always do New Guinea Impatiens, which are shade tolerant and flower enthusiastically the entire season. This year we also ended up adding a little Coleus and some Caladiums.

I knew the Impatiens but had to look up Coleus and Caladiums.Thems some crazy looking plants. I wonder if I can grow them over here ? Might be a touch cold to grow them outdoors where I am int' mountains. Posted Image
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:32 PM

View Postebrke, on 23 June 2014 - 11:49 AM, said:

Miss Marple (Agatha Christie's spinster detective) said that "weeds are just plants growing in a place where you don't want them".

I love Miss Marple (the books and the TV series)!

http://www.pbs.org/w...rple/index.html

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:48 PM


Rosemary and Thyme are pretty neat too.:breakfast:

https://www.youtube....h?v=k4O7Ulvfzvw

Edited by abarbarian, 23 June 2014 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:03 AM

There are a lot of yummy recipes using edible flowers!

I started putting some up on:

www.BeautifulEdibleFlowers.com

If any of you have some recipes and or stories of edible flowers, join the fun!

It is a new site that can really use some others to join in :yes:
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:20 AM

Neat site Fran. I tried to leave a comment but something went wrong and my connection is like dial up at the moment so I gave up. :breakfast:
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:37 AM

You want to register to comment. ;)
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:35 PM

Reminds me of a public TV program I still see every so often on my local PBS station. It was called I Eat Weeds and Trees. ;)

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:16 PM

I have another site that i will be doing after I get this one off the ground called VeggiesAndHerbs.com.
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:27 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 24 June 2014 - 12:35 PM, said:

Reminds me of a public TV program I still see every so often on my local PBS station. It was called I Eat Weeds and Trees. ;)

One of the links in this Kudzu article:

http://beautifuledib...om-jelly-jelly/

is to an article at EatTheWeeds.com. ;)
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:34 PM

First sweetpeas of the season, the kitchen smells luverly.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:47 PM

Beautiful!!!!

Your comment has been approved on BeautifulEdibleFlowers.com abarbarian! :yes:
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:55 PM

Only vegetable peas flowers are apparently edible ... not sweatpeas ... learn something new every day.

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Pea - Pisum sativum

Flowers are slightly sweet and, surprisingly enough, taste like young peas. Delicious added to salads. Use candied flowers to decorate fish dishes or cakes. The shoots and vine tendrils are also edible and have the same delicate, pea-like flavour.

Only vegetable pea flowers can be eaten, not sweet pea flowers which are toxic.

http://www.thompson-.../edible-flowers
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:18 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 24 June 2014 - 07:34 PM, said:

First sweetpeas of the season, the kitchen smells luverly.

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You know, I've read about Sweet Peas but I'm not sure I've ever actually seen them.  Wonderful color!
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:29 PM

There will be more colours later on and these are pretty much bog standard sweetpeas. I have grown the frilly ones and double ones and the ones on really long stems and the very old english ones that do not look much but smell divine.
I'll send you a packet of seeds if you like. Prices range from about £3 to £6.  :breakfast:
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:12 AM

They are beautifully colored flowers!
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