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Re: The new season
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2009, 07:50:58 AM »
Dear Abby, it is WORM-TEA   ;D

(Although the basket got it only once, but I was promised it-does-the-job  ;) )

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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2009, 10:56:26 AM »
 :mmm: I use worm tea too - I will have to go and have a chat to my worms about this  LOL
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Re: The new season
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2009, 16:01:02 PM »

My Bella Baskets are starting to show. Not Violas at all but pansies - I knew I should have done my own plants from seeds. But they should look a nice display in winter for which they were done, when they are in full bloom .


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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2009, 16:01:02 PM »
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Re: The new season
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2009, 16:28:13 PM »
Lovely, Abby - they look such happy chaps!
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Re: The new season
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2009, 18:47:38 PM »
 :good: :good: :good:

Lovely Abby, they should really brighten up your winter.

P.S seems like your chat with the worms was successful  ;)

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Re: The new season
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2009, 23:00:40 PM »
Abby

Love your little woohoo ch i ck next to the sunflower in your signature!
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Re: The new season
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2009, 23:04:08 PM »
:good: :good: :good:

P.S seems like your chat with the worms was successful  ;)

Only after I gave them hard talking to waving pix of your bella baskets at them LOL

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Re: The new season
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2009, 16:57:31 PM »
Hi Abby and Katja,

Baskets are looking beautiful. Wish our season will start soon. One and a half long months to go.

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Re: The new season
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2009, 07:24:20 AM »
Thanks Fritz!  :)


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Re: The new season
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2009, 07:55:27 AM »

Hi Fritz - long time no see - must be last winter.

How did you get on with those beautiful large pots you had for sale ?

They were great as were the pix of those gorgeous kids that were carrying them.

Hope to see a little more of you  :)
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Re: The new season - Bela Basket pogress report
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2009, 12:23:46 PM »

My Bela Baskets are getting a bit knocked about by all the rain we are having but the pansies are growing and starting to fill out the basket and blooming

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Re: The new season
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2009, 13:31:08 PM »
I love the velvety texture of those dark red / maroon ones Abby!

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Re: The new season
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2009, 13:17:37 PM »

Thanks Janine

I was actually planning to have violas but was sold a pup - I feel that violas would have been hardier. Next time I will grow my own seedlings.

Unlike Katja I did not use the wet newspaper lining which hindsight I feel was an error, I used water crystals. Perhaps I should have used both the newspapers as well as the the water crystals. I find with the wind, the baskets are drying out very quickly and the pansies are going limp.Fortunately we've had a lot of rain which cut back on watering time.
I definitely do not think one of these baskets would be suitable for our summer climate.

 :woohoo: Katja

How did you find the newspaper lined baskets  ???
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Re: The new season
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2009, 21:02:39 PM »
Hi Abby

Mmmh, I don't know wether the newspaper does a good job. I have to admit that I did not use water crystals.
My alyssums look alright but the pansy/viola doesn't look happy. It might get too dry or the soil wasn't right.
Mine don't really flop but they look yellowish..... :-\

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Re: The new season
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2009, 00:09:19 AM »

Thanks Katja

I was hoping for good news about the newspaper lining  :-\

Back to the drawing board  ::)

Perhaps the old plastic pots with water crystals may be the way to go except they do not sell plastic 'Bela Pots' here. I always envy Wayne and his display of his pots.

Maybe the idea may be to line with plastic bags  ???

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