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    Default Pepping up the windowboxes

    I'm more into my veg than flowers but I did have some lovely window boxes and hanging baskets, unfortunately the last 2 weeks of cold and non stop rain has drained all the life out of them and they've all but had it. What's available in the garden centres that I could plant out now to pep them up again.
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    No idea- not been in a garden centre for weeks!!!

    ...but get yr butt down to one asap....what an excuse for a good wander around!!!!!!! ( and buying those ever-so-much-needed things you didn't realise you needed !!!!)

    Don't forget to treat yourself to a few packets of seeds for next year too...it's NEVER too early to start getting organised

    I bet the Xmas decorations will be out soon...best get a move on

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    A lot of garden centres have bedding plants on sale now cos its near the end of summer. (what summer??!!!!)
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    Oh Nicos, did you have to mention the C(X) word?!? That really annoys me about garden centres. Valuable space being taken over by over-priced tat!

    I've got the same problem, Amanda. Even the geraniums have started to give up, now. I was thinking about getting some more pansies, as they seem to fare better in window boxes. What about some alpines? Small, weather resistant flowers in all different colours!

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    my window boxes and hanging baskets seem to be giving up too, i trimmed them back yesterday in the hope they might put some more growth on, they are normally still going for months yet ..... but i got a load of seeds 75% off in wilkies, and 60% off in poundstretchers the other day, so theres only a few things i need for next year ....... i have 6 varieties of leeks for next year ..... cos this years have been rubbish, i'm determined to get leeks next year ...... and i'm not even thinking about the C word .... well not till the beginning of september when the shops start getting their decorations in.

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    Different types of ivy would see you through the winter.
    There's an idea!!

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