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11/09/2013 at 14:05

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.

11/09/2013 at 16:29

Has to be the same as you - rescued plants from B&Q or Homebase.

11/09/2013 at 18:34

great minds think alike.

11/09/2013 at 20:33

Don't we just 

11/09/2013 at 20:39

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!

11/09/2013 at 20:42

Nice one panda,hope you have taken cutting for next year.

11/09/2013 at 20:47

 this bench found  flt tipped . with out the rug and cat .

11/09/2013 at 21:35

Cool Archie just the job for after a hard day in the borders lol. I think thats great

11/09/2013 at 21:41

The cat certainly looks happy....  

11/09/2013 at 21:53

it looks like mine and i also have a Dalmatian

12/09/2013 at 15:42

                           My dog andTwo ducklings i hatched 2yrs ago                                   



12/09/2013 at 16:01

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.

12/09/2013 at 16:08

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.

12/09/2013 at 16:16

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

12/09/2013 at 16:22

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

12/09/2013 at 17:44

who's the bargain hunter then? stacey is.

12/09/2013 at 17:51


 three trays of ten ,30p for the lotsainsburys price

12/09/2013 at 19:24
A lavender from walk it was half dead, now blooming gorgeous a ??1. Also free Rose cuttings from my dads, they r now coming on great and blooming.
12/09/2013 at 20:58

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.

12/09/2013 at 22:34

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?

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