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Belfast sink...

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Squeeze, Apr 20, 2019.


  1. Squeeze

    Squeeze PetForums VIP

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    I’ve got a Belfast sink I want to plant up but undecided what to plant in it...
    Anyone else got one or any ideas to inspire me...?
    I’ve looked on Pinterest but they’re all a bit fancy for my liking...
     
  2. ForestWomble

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    I don't have one but for ideas how about making a fairy garden?
    Or a 'miniature garden' of some sort, - you can get ideas on things to make yourself or you can buy miniature stuff.

    Or just go to a garden centre and see what you like.

    p.s. I was completely confused for ages reading your post trying to work out what sort of plant a Belfast sink was . :Hilarious

    p.p.s. You could get a packet of wildflower seeds and plant them in it.
     
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  3. Charity

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  4. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    got succulents in mine
    not much dirt, plenty of pea shingle and leave them alone
    paint outside with natural yoghurt if you want moss to grow quickly
     
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    Alpines are a good choice.

    Many are tiny, compact and slow growing so need little maintenance and so attractive and varied.

    Any that do get too big can be moved to flowerbeds and replaced with new ones.

    I bought some yesterday as it happens :)

    There are also some nice packs of mixed succulents in garden centres now too (I was tempted - I do have a possible container .....;)).
     
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    Squeeze PetForums VIP

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    I like the idea of succulents... Are they as easy as people suggest they are...?
     
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    Give them the right soil and position - then - yes! ;)
     
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    I bought 3 good sized alpines (1 is a succulent) for £10 in Wyvales yesterday

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    And 3 herbs from Homebase
     
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  9. Squeeze

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    Will have a read up and see what’s what... I’ve not decided where I’m going to put it yet...
    Might just end up with a couple of trays of bedding plants for this summer and make it my project for next year...
     
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    For a number of years I had alpines in mine, this year I’m trying summer bedding,

    Snap dragons and geraniums so far, will have more snap dragons and Scopia Gulliver Dynamic white trailing at front by end of week.

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  11. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    The two out the front of mine have some form of conifer in them, they've grown to around 5ft
    This year the one nearest the front door has a blackbird nest in, with, now, three fledglings in
    Mum n dad are not phased by the comings and goings of the front door or the barking of the dogs, but are grateful for the mealworms we provide
     
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    Be careful putting bedding in until all risk of frost is gone ;)
     
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