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sandrar



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:32 am    Post subject: Hanging baskets and pots in memory of  Reply with quote

Diggers loved his hanging baskets and pots, they were always stunning. Last year I told him I would plant some this year and look after them ( I'm always rubbish at remembering to water them.)

I'm going to stick to my word and fill the front of the house with pots and baskets in memory of him. I hope I can do him proud. He'll be greatly missed by all.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do thesame, well try to make them look good.
Thanks for great idea
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll do that too that's a fitting idea Sandrar. Not a competition but maybe all those who want to, could show some pictures of their baskets this summer.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No not a competition, DD was always only too happy to offer advice and encouragement but photos of peoples flowers would be lovely.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that is a wonderful idea: count me in as well please.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here.... Although I have been so lacking in keeping up care, I'd like to do better this year. His baskets always looked so nice... I could only hope mine may be at least a hint of what his were. I already miss him greatly.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karen and I have been discussing how the forum might raise some money for the British Heart Foundation. We're thinking of seed swops with a small donation from the recipients and maybe consider doing the same for gardening books.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a lovely idea - I have always cheated and bought hanging baskets but I will enjoy doing the pots.  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have bought an empty metal hanging basket frame, shaped fibre insert and some cloth type liner, along with a wall bracket from my local Aldi this morning. We've plenty of compost, and a visit to Mousehold garden centre is on the cards for saturday morning. So this weekend I am going to plant up my hanging basket in memory of Diggers'.......I've never done a hanging basket before! .
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Mo



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has answered a question that was in my mind but that I didn't like to ask.

I have just emptied some old hanging baskets into the chicken pen, and now I have a use for them, thanks.

Liking the seed swap idea  
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Rena



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So glad for these recent posts... I had temporarily forgotten!

Still think about his missus, family and missing his garden picture postings. His hanging baskets really were amazing. I agree with bodgers earlier post, please share pictures of your baskets.

Anyone heard how his family is doing? I think of them often.
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did these about three weeks ago in memory of Diggers (really liked his posts). Been growing them on in the tunnel and will put them out this weekend.



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! What an great beginning of honor to digindeep. Thank you so much for sharing!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow have just found some frames so will do them but doubt mine will be that good  


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