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  • Can you old Beeb threaders remember this, 

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/IMG_0084.jpg

     

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/IMG_0085.jpg

     Well I finally got round to doing the other chair,  it was green just the same as the first one

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/IMG_0494.jpg

     

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Lovely colours, what paint did you use?

  • Hi Kate,  all I used was a "match pot" paint and equal amount of PVA glue and a tiny bit of water,  give it a good mix up and off you go I use Wilkinson's paint but you can use any,  it's had 2 coats as the first one is a bit streaky but I have enough to give it another one,  it's outside in the sun drying so it will get a final one when it's totally dry.

  • Hi Folks, has anyone else been disappointed with plug plants this year.

    I bought geranium & busy lizzie plugs. The geranium's haven't bulked up & the busy lizzies are almost non existent!!

  • BelfastboBelfastbo Posts: 17

    Hi LMChris

    Yes, I mentioned that in my post just above image

    I contacted the nursery from where I bought them - not because I felt they were substandard but for some advice as I'm a novice with plugs.  Basically they said the weather conditions was probably to blame ...it was my first time buying them but I've lost a lot and the few remaining ones are struggling.  I think I've given plugs up as a bad job and will just have to pay garden centre prices image  regards

  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 878

    i had 600 small plugs from Mr Fothergill, petunia, verbena, lobelia, antirrhinum and i only lost about half a dozen. they were planted into cell trays and kept in the greenhouse (no heating but bubble wrapped) until they were big enough to put out in pots and baskets and some in the garden, considering how wet its been they aren't doing too bad but i am hoping we might get some better weather soon

  • Amazing2Amazing2 Posts: 16

    Rain love the colour of the 'other' chair.

  • Amazing2Amazing2 Posts: 16

    Hi little-ann, long time no-see. image

  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 878

    hi how are you are you, still over the border. I didnt know you were still posting on this board, i got a bit fed up with the constant carping on the bbc board so dont post very often but its nice to 'see' you

    ann

  • Hello Rainjustlearning,

    Your chairs look great and thanks for telling us about the paint mix you used. Definitely one that is worth trying at home!

    Emma

    gardenersworld.com team

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