What we bought

4 Aug

Yesterday, Sunday, we went shopping at Stockland, Shellharbour. Here is what we ended up buying:

First of all some flowers from the garden section

First of all some flowers from the garden section

Also some SYNTHETIC GRASS TILES for our back yard

Also some SYNTHETIC GRASS TILES for our back yard

At K MART we bought some CAR MATS to finally replace the old ones. And we thought Lucas might like these little toys when we see him on our upcoming holiday weekend.

At K MART we bought some CAR MATS to finally replace the old ones. And we thought Lucas might like these little toys when we see him on our upcoming holiday weekend.

For the time being our little elephant is carrying the newly purchased little plant. Soon we are going to plant the out for a bit of spring colour.

For the time being our little elephant is carrying the newly purchased little plants. Soon we are going to plant them out for a bit of spring colour.

4 Responses to “What we bought”

  1. catterel August 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    I do like your elephant. The flowers are very pretty, and will brighten up your garden. Do the grass tiles let the rainwater through? I am very tempted to replace our grass with something that doesn’t need cutting! But the rainwater needs to soak away into the earth and not run off into the sewers.

    • auntyuta August 4, 2014 at 10:14 pm #

      Hello, Cat. We always like to look at this elephant. We’ve had it for quite some time. We hope these flowers are going to do all right once we plant them out. We assume the rainwater can get through the tiles. We cover with them only a small outside area where for a long time we had no more grass growing, just a dirty bit of floor. But it is the area behind our house where we like to sit at a table.

  2. The Emu August 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Great flowers Uta, we bought the same recently and they really are beautiful.
    Damned if I can remember their name, was it violets ?
    Cheers
    Emu

    • auntyuta August 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

      I wasn’t sure, Ian, whether they’re called pansies. So I looked it up in Wikipedia and found this: The pansy is a group of large-flowered hybrid plants cultivated as garden flowers. Pansies are derived from viola species Viola tricolor hybridized with other viola species, these hybrids are referred to as Viola × wittrockiana. Wikipedia
      It says in one description:
      Pansies are hardy annuals whose flowers have “faces.” Yes, these flowers with ‘faces’ do look like our flowers. In Germany people call them “Stiefmütterchen”. My mum used to plant them in boxes on our balcony.
      Cheers
      Uta

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