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@zigs Please make sure you upload the pics when the last one is in flower.. I know they will be lookers. Mine hasn't been doing very well this year, as is everything else!:eek::cry:
 

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@Beverly Here is an image of a well used skip, probably where @zigs found his plants..:D

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That's the one Alp :D

Owcho could do with some friends Larisa, he makes seeds every year but none of them have been fertile.
@zigs Owcho is looking very perky indeed:)

what's a "skip"?
He's not doing bad now, when I got custody of him from the last mrs zigs he was in a tiny pot and had been used as an ashtray :cautious:

Skip is like a dumpster but made of metal like the one Alp showed :)
 
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I always look at skip - wondering how people want to throw away lovely wood. Beautiful planks of wood, newly sawn and yet buried in skip.. and buckets. I'd love a bucket for my plants - strong, industrial and sturdy..
 
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Great finds Zigs you got about 5 Mammillaria gracilis a couple of something I cant remember lol and owcho, I think he is a notocactus all though I could be wrong been a while since I read up or grew Cacti.... Gracilis are easy to take cutting just pick one of there heads off (y)and pot it in some sandy soil & keep dry till it roots;)
 

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Ah, by the way, @Daren, why do you make our lives difficult by missing one r??? Hahahaha! And @zigs Have you finished repairing your old buildings then? Is that an aide de memoire? :D
 
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@zigs Oh thanks, i know skips as Dipsy Dumpsters and frequently they had wheels. We lived in Seattle on a steep, narrow, and cobblestoned street, and a favorite past time for rambunctious youth leaning toward naughty would be to let lose (at about midnight, mind you) a Dipsy Dumpster at the top of the hill with a big push. The DD would bounce off whatever cars were parked on the street on the way to the bottom of the hill and wow, did it make a lot of noise:eek:
 
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Cor, imagine if metal skips had wheels on :)

Ah, by the way, @Daren, why do you make our lives difficult by missing one r??? Hahahaha! And @zigs Have you finished repairing your old buildings then? Is that an aide de memoire? :D
Never finish repairing them, too many of them :rolleyes:
 
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They look in need of some TLC - good job they found a home with you! Glad to hear Owcho has some friends now :)
 
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Cor, imagine if metal skips had wheels on :)
The Dipsy Dumpsters are metal too and the reason some of them have wheels is that some alley ways are too narrow for the trucks that come around to empty them so the DDs have to be rolled out to the street.
 

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Did they come with the pots? Great finds, @zigs Such lovely pots full of character. They don't make things like these any more. My amaryllis came with a gold like container, but it has no holes and there isn't another pot with holes to hold the amaryllis. Very naughty. Cheerful but cheap. Unlike these - so full of character.
 
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They are lovely pots, zigs!
 
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zigs You're so Bohemian. I think I'm a bit Bohemian too. Make sure you look inside anything old. A piano tuner found loads of gold coins inside a piano.. He split his money with the school.. Wow, I must have a look inside my piano. Fanny the couple who had it for 30 years and none of their piano tuners found the coins :eek::eek:! Or had they ever had it tuned? :eek::eek:
 

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