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16/04/2012 at 11:45
I live in a rented house and because of this am reluctant to sink too much money into someone else's garden. I'm fairly new to gardening, but I've been having a reasonable amount of success with cheap plants. Reduced stuff from B&Q or Homebase seems to do ok - I've got some nice heathers that I got 6 of for 50p, and very rapidly growing African violet in the house that was nearly dead when I bought it. I'm also seeing the first batch of Poundland summer bulbs and seed mixes starting to come up. My Poundland sweetpeas are doing brilliantly! As previous posters have said, Morrisons seem to be quite good for cheap stuff.
16/04/2012 at 12:20

Invested 29p on a packet of Snapdrogon seeds from Lidl and now have 25 healthy seedlings, surely the cheapest plants out there?

16/04/2012 at 13:07

Tis great reading all the success stories of plants successfully grown from purchases at the various pound stores, but a word of warning, if your wife is anything like mine don't take her with you, or you could end up with 30 quids worth of stuff that you don't actually need but was a bargain...

Davie-S

16/04/2012 at 13:21

I bought a tayberry some 4 years ago from one of the cheaper supermarkets for 99p. I planted it and now it gives me a wealth of fruit every year. Just cos some plants cost more doesnt always mean they are of higher quality or will perform any different. Just some common nouse needs to be applied when buying.

16/04/2012 at 16:46

I bought 4 clematis at £1.85 each 2 years ago and they are good healthy plants that flowered really well last year. Just a bit of patience required and a little TLC as the plants usually have not had the best of starts in some of these shops.

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