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Postby Bulbinella » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:39 am

I got these chook garden ornaments from Bunnings... after assembling them and placing them in my garden I thought they looked a little 'hollow' ... and then it hit me ... one of those funnily mad moments that I think all us gardeners have occassionally, especially when we're trying to find places to fit in more plants ... 'yes, they'd look good with little potted plants inside them' ... so in went the little terracotta pots filled with Sedums.


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Postby Sam » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:43 am

They look just stunning - what a brilliant idea!
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Postby The Estate » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:45 am

They are great, never seen them before :shock:

I love your pic, excellent (Y)

when did you buy them ??
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Postby midgin » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:51 am

Fabulous use of imagination... I especially love the chook who is foraging in the garden. Lovely to hear from you, Bulbinella.
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Postby Bulbinella » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:13 am

thankyou,

TheE, I got them about 3 weeks ago, perhaps Bunnings down there doesn't have them in their stores yet?

hi Midgin, it's just lovely to be able to find some time to 'join' in again, my son is still not 100% and he, his wife and the kids have been living with us for the last few months, so my daytime is taken up with my grandchildren and as I'm working afternoon shift I just haven't got enough spare time to 'chill out' on the forum. :cry:
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Postby guzzigirl » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:40 am

now they are just gorgeous :D
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Postby The Estate » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:48 am

Sounds as though you have your hands full. I hope things settle back to normal soon for you .

Might go and ring the B store =p~
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Postby Pam » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:53 am

Mad! :D (in the best way, of course :lol: )
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:10 pm

Very clever, they look great. :D
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Postby abwal » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:18 pm

Very creative, Bulbinella. The certainly make a great photo.
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Postby guzzigirl » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:01 pm

just remember, when everyone on the forum has their own plant filled chook ornaments, that Bulbinella thought of it first :lol:
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Postby Luzy » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:18 pm

Clever and effective! Love the setting, Bulbinella - and good to see you back, too! :D
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Postby Patricia » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:23 pm

Bulbinella...you are one very clever chook (no pun intended of course!) :D
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Postby Bulbinella » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:45 pm

thankyou everyone......

guzzigirl wrote:just remember, when everyone on the forum has their own plant filled chook ornaments, that Bulbinella thought of it first :lol:


I'm actually feeling a little pleased with myself knowing that I've 'inspired' others :)

mmm :-? if Bunnings have a mad rush of customers buying these chooks .. I'm wondering if I should ask for a pay rise :D

pssst ... I work at my local B store :D

and Patricia (no pun taken :D ) judging by everyones photos in this comp I'm not the only 'clever chook' as you know the old saying.... birds of a feather ..... :D
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Postby Bulbinella » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:49 pm

(Y) excellent TheE, are you putting pots inside them, if so what plants will you be using ?
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Postby The Estate » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:51 pm

Thinking of lining them with soil ect.... and growing catcus on the outside of them, the small round ones (Y) some of Dees when Abbi delivers them :-P
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Postby Bulbinella » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:56 pm

they'll look excellent, I originally was going to do something similar and turn them into 'living' echeveria balls ( with heads and legs) but it's been so hectic here lately I just don't have time enough to be so creative.
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Postby Pam » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:06 pm

I'd thought they'd look pretty cool as living balls too - I just hope they wouldn't rust away if filled with soil?
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Postby Bulbinella » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:17 pm

rust could prove a problem with them Pam, mine are showing signs of it now after all the rain we've been having and yes I do get a discount, not a huge one mind you, but I'm happy with the amount, only prob is, I'm buying things almost everyday, not many plants though, can get them at better prices elsewhere ... mail order ... :wink:

sorry TheE, missed your reply.....yes, working and spending money there is a worry :roll:
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Postby midgin » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:19 pm

Question... how are you going to keep the soil in? Line them with coconut fibre?
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