A Favourite

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A Favourite

Postby rosesforme » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:12 pm

A Favourite:

This urn has seaside daisy in it in the photo but now has lovely yellow and purple voilas now.

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Re: A Favourite

Postby Loz » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:18 pm

Very pretty roses for me- your garden looks so neat!!
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Re: A Favourite

Postby Pam » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:30 pm

I love this picture Michelle - it's gorgeous! Simple, but very effective. :D
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Re: A Favourite

Postby Luzy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:50 pm

Very effective! Are the plants directly in the urn, Michelle (or in pots?). I love the idea of a changeable display.
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Re: A Favourite

Postby Patricia » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:27 pm

Michelle...love it....as Pam said "simple but effective"...the urn is almost making its own statement... :D 10/10
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Re: A Favourite

Postby abwal » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:47 pm

Very, very nice.
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Re: A Favourite

Postby rosesforme » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:53 pm

Thankyou everyone!

The way I use the urn changes with the seasons.
In summer I may have trailing convovlvus ( sp ?)mixed with seaside daisy like this:

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Sometimes I will put a begonia in it.

I plant directly into it.The plants are not in pots in the urn.

The garden does not look neat at the moment Loz!!

The roses need a good prune ,as does everything else !!
Hope to get started at the weekend.

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Re: A Favourite

Postby Mister Wisteria » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:22 am

Both very pretty. :D
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Re: A Favourite

Postby tilly » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:54 pm

Michelle it looks lovely.....I have seaside daisy in similar situation and what I like about it if water is scarce(I'm away) when it dries in pot it withers etc but doesn't quite die...
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Re: A Favourite

Postby Abbi » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:45 pm

Lovely pic. Roseforme. A very stately looking urn. :D
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Re: A Favourite

Postby rosesforme » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:21 pm

Thankyou (Y)
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Re: A Favourite

Postby rosesforme » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:40 pm

Abbi wrote:Lovely pic. Roseforme. A very stately looking urn. :D


There is a funny story about the urn.

I bought it in a moment of spontaneous excitement!
I got the thing home ,into the garden and set up.
Its extrememly heavy and it took a lot of ingenuity to lift it etc. :x

I planted away and it looked wonderful. 8)
Until I noticed that the water was not draining away and the plants died due being waterlogged.
Then the light bulb went on :idea:

it was a birdbath and had no drainage!!

So DH got out the drill and no,none of the drill bits would get through.
So after a trip to Bunnings, he drilled that many holes
that when I replanted the urn all the water drained away like sieve!!

Next,a trip to Bunnings again and I bought some silicone,never having used it before.I asked the guy there what to do .
Over the top of the stand went the urn and I siliconed up half the holes.

Success!!!

It drains prefectly but boy ! It was a job and a half!!
I was like a dog with bone,I would not give up because I so loved the urn !

We laugh about that a lot. :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Favourite

Postby Luzy » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:51 pm

hehe - excellent!
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Re: A Favourite

Postby Mosquito » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:27 am

Lovely story Roseforme.I thought it was a birdbath. :lol:
I love the huge urn though.Are they very expensive to buy?
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Re: A Favourite

Postby Marleneann » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:52 pm

That is so pretty
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Re: A Favourite

Postby rosesforme » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:21 am

Mosquito wrote:Lovely story Roseforme.I thought it was a birdbath. :lol:
I love the huge urn though.Are they very expensive to buy?

Thanks!

So,you picked up that it was a birdbath!! :lol: :lol:

It was about $100 for both pieces from memory

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