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Re: How about a gardening thread?

You can use your presents to make fertilizer, but be warned... It's potent magic. I buried my dog loo next to a buddleia bush, which rapidly became a tree that spanned half the width of the garden.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Does anyone know where I can find one of these?



I've been to quite a few garden stores (including Germany and France) but haven't found one. And what really irks me is that I had one, but now I can't find it!
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Old 16.03.2018, 10:37
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I saw those last year at both Coop B/H and Hornbach. I haven't yet seen this year's product selection, though.
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Old 16.03.2018, 11:19
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Does anyone know where I can find one of these?

I've been to quite a few garden stores (including Germany and France) but haven't found one. And what really irks me is that I had one, but now I can't find it!
Silly question? What are these supposed to do/be for?
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Silly question? What are these supposed to do/be for?
'To support 'floppy' plants that grow in clumps/bunches. The support is placed over the plants when they are young so that the stalks will grow through the grid openings. This gives a more natural effect while still supporting the plant.



And in my house, they stop Heffalump from turning my daffodil beds into doggy beds.
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Old 16.03.2018, 12:46
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

We buy them from Harrod Horticultural in UK and bring over. Never seen them here or in France.
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Old 16.03.2018, 16:37
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I saw those last year at both Coop B/H and Hornbach. I haven't yet seen this year's product selection, though.
Thanks - I'll keep looking!
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Old 16.03.2018, 16:45
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Thanks - I'll keep looking!
Another source of many things not found elsewhere is Meier Gartencenter in the ZüriOberland; if you don't need them for a few weeks I could take a peek when I head out there next, see if they have them or something similar.
https://www.meier-ag.ch

I dare not pop into Meier yet; I am too weak-willed to resist the siren call of spring plantings, and we are expecting another freeze. Must. Resist.
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Old 16.03.2018, 20:07
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Amazon!

https://www.amazon.de/Strauchstütze-...flanzenstützen



(Funny... when surfing without loggin in, this popped up. But when I logged in to check if it was deliverable to CH, suddenly the entry does not show up on a search. Hmmmmm.)
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Old 16.03.2018, 21:11
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Amazon!

https://www.amazon.de/Strauchstütze-...flanzenstützen



(Funny... when surfing without loggin in, this popped up. But when I logged in to check if it was deliverable to CH, suddenly the entry does not show up on a search. Hmmmmm.)
I just tried to order it to be delivered here:

4.29 Euros for the part.
21.90 Euros for delivery!

31.84 total.
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Old 16.03.2018, 21:52
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I just tried to order it to be delivered here:

4.29 Euros for the part.
21.90 Euros for delivery!

31.84 total.
This is why I haven't yet gotten back into using Amazon here... unless I have it shipped to a friend in Germany
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Another source of many things not found elsewhere is Meier Gartencenter in the ZüriOberland; if you don't need them for a few weeks I could take a peek when I head out there next, see if they have them or something similar.
https://www.meier-ag.ch
I don't get near Zürich that often, but if you happen to see it, at least I'll know it is possible!

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I dare not pop into Meier yet; I am too weak-willed to resist the siren call of spring plantings, and we are expecting another freeze. Must. Resist.
Oh god, tell me about it
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Old 17.03.2018, 11:58
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This is why I haven't yet gotten back into using Amazon here... unless I have it shipped to a friend in Germany
I finally registered with a parcel-service last week in Jestetten and my world somehow grew over night
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Definitive sighting at the Coop B/H in Pfäffikon SZ!


Two sizes available, 40cm circumference diameter for ca 15 Chuffs, 60cm for ca 20.

They were in a separate display of other more decorative green wire supports out in the open garden center area, not in the aisle with other more utilitarian supports.

(If your Coop doesn't have them/can't get them, I could pick them up and send them to you.)

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Old 17.03.2018, 14:13
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Two sizes available, 40cm circumference for ca 15 Chuffs, 60cm for ca 20.

They were in a separate display of other more decorative green wire supports out in the open garden center area, not in the aisle with other more utilitarian supports.

(If your Coop doesn't have them/can't get them, I could pick them up and send them to you.)
Or order them online.
I only find them thanks to meloncollie's post
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Old 17.03.2018, 14:45
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Definitive sighting at the Coop B/H in Pfäffikon SZ!


Two sizes available, 40cm circumference for ca 15 Chuffs, 60cm for ca 20.

They were in a separate display of other more decorative green wire supports out in the open garden center area, not in the aisle with other more utilitarian supports.

(If your Coop doesn't have them/can't get them, I could pick them up and send them to you.)
I have just seen them in various sizes in the garden centre near us too. 30cm was about 13chf and the largest one was around 20chf so they are obviously not very difficult to find here.

It may be they have just started getting them in as it is the time of year to start using them.
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Old 17.03.2018, 15:06
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Must get some for the peonies. No gardening at the mo - knee and ...
snowing like crazy.
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Definitive sighting at the Coop B/H in Pfäffikon SZ!
Thanks for checking and the offer of getting them to me!!!

I think I can wait a little longer - and Pfäffikon might be "on the way" on a motorcycle ride, once the weather stops being winter again


(snow on the rooftops here in Basel!)
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Old 18.03.2018, 02:20
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Must get some for the peonies. No gardening at the mo - knee and ...
snowing like crazy.
Repeat after me: No gardening until the doctor says it's OK. No gardening until the doctor says it's OK. No gardening until the doctor says it's OK.



Nothing more frustrating for a gardener than to see spring a-coming and knowing you can't get out there. Thank goodness for the snow, eh?


(My mother just had her hip replaced. My main job at this point is talking sense into her, as she is itching to get out into the garden. I've gone so far as to hide the trowels. )

Hope your recovery is as easy as possible, Odile.
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Old 18.03.2018, 10:33
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I promise - but honestly, this second knee- half replacement this time- has been such a pleasant surprise. I've achieved more in a week that I did with the other in months- can bear full weight and bend to 110. The only thing stopping me now is the oedema and swelling (they had to take the drain out the first day as it was in a nerve and I was climbing up the walls) and bruising (black, blue and yellow/green from behind knee all down calf- and the stitches. Coming out on Wednesday- so should be ready as soon the sun comes out -hurrah.

So kind though, thanks. But thank goodness I do not have 3 knees, hey.
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