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My bargains of the year was all of the items I salveged from B&Qs sale bins in the garden centres, Items that just need a little TLC to revive them, which they sell off for a fraction of the original price.
But what gives me great pleasure is ,to see them flower again.
Has to be the same as you - rescued plants from B&Q or Homebase.
great minds think alike.
Don't we just
Mine is a hanging basket with fuschia in. i found it with very dry soil, dried out flowers in the 'please rescue me' section in Homebase. Now it is thriving with over 30 buds ready to flower. If only it wasn't so bloomin' cold I could enjoy it more!
Nice one panda,hope you have taken cutting for next year.
this bench found flt tipped . with out the rug and cat .
Cool Archie just the job for after a hard day in the borders lol. I think thats great
The cat certainly looks happy....
it looks like mine and i also have a Dalmatian
My dog andTwo ducklings i hatched 2yrs ago
Plants Galore (Devon small chain of GCs) sells off all its bedding perennials at 50p a tray when they go over which works out cheaper than seed and compost ... there was nothing in the garden when we moved in and we had instant colour with wallflowers, primroses, sweet williams and stocks all of which self seeded and some of which are still flowering now.
My Local Car-boot often has flower and veg seeds for sale. A vendor comes with a couple of boxes to sell.
They are short dated stock, that is sow by this year or next. But T&M seeds, originally priced at around £2-3, whats not to like. At 4 packets for a £1, I think I can stand a few losses. Also at those prices, I can afford to try out unusual varieties.
Last year I spotted lots of different good sized clematis marked down to 75p each in Homebase. I bought quite a few and they are growing really well
Loads if seeds from seed swap! Cost me a stamp oh and x2rudbekia from Tesco£1.50 each a good water and they are fine...oh and garden string from the pound shop
who's the bargain hunter then? stacey is.
three trays of ten ,30p for the lotsainsburys price
Three French lavender, were £10 each at B & Q, reduced to £1.50. Have been lovely in pots all summer. Just needed water and replanting.
I wonder just how much money B&Q and the likes of all the other stores waste per annum due to a lack of inhouse care?