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06/04/2014 at 15:01

I have to say I have found a few bargains of late and the latest is 50 daffs (mixed) for 99p.Well you might think that is a little early but you can either keep them or plant them for next year. So madly I have bought another 4  bags so I hope I have enough space. I also thought Verne complete compost for seeds e.t.c. good value and good quality at £3 for 50 litres, I buy this as I run out and never enough compost from home made . Anyway that made my weekend in the rain better!

06/04/2014 at 15:07

Makes sense Rose.

I always divide a few daffs after flowering and pot them up.  They they go out in the spring where spaces are and I have a whole lot more .

06/04/2014 at 15:25

Good on you flowering rose. It's great to get a bargain. Pays to be canny!

06/04/2014 at 17:11

I love bargains  Most of my borders have been filled with bargains 

06/04/2014 at 17:22

Rose where did you buy all these bulbs?

06/04/2014 at 17:57

My Lidl dutch iris are coming up, £1.19 for 25, very pleased. And my £1 bag of 'hair' alliums are up too. All my bargains make me feel better about spending a silly amount of money on accidental purchases.

06/04/2014 at 18:25

Verdun - i have a few daffs that are in the wrong place.  Can i dig them up in a few weeks time and grow them in pots til next year then ???

06/04/2014 at 18:49

Chicky, if  you can leave then in situ until they die down ( June ish ) all the better but you can lift them and put them into a pot , or a  bt of garden you're not using, and let them go to sleep.

06/04/2014 at 21:15

flumpy1 I got them at B+Q.

06/04/2014 at 21:25

I got lidl bulbs at 5 bags for £5. Its a good job thats all they cost. I planted half of irises, only to watch the squirrels digging them up and carrying them away. The rest are going in pots in the polytunnel.

06/04/2014 at 21:28

I got those too FB and planted my Gladioli last week, 4 bags of them and 1 bag of Iris 

06/04/2014 at 21:34

I got 2 bags of glad, 1 of iris, 1 of anemone de caen, 1 of sparaxis. I've also got a bag of 50  Glad murielae that I'm going to dot through the grasses.

 The big glads are going in the veg patch for cutting for vases in the house.

06/04/2014 at 21:48

My veg patch isn't big enough so,just have sweet peas around the edge, my Glads are at the back of my side border. They were my grandad's favourite flower 

06/04/2014 at 22:04

Orchid Lady.

 

Mike has checked all his books.  Can't find the genus 'bargain' anywhere

06/04/2014 at 22:07

Had 2 bags of glads and a bag of lillies free with orders. Only have a pocket handkerchief garden so gave them away.  Receipients were pleased with them though!

 

06/04/2014 at 22:12

Mike  You are funny.  It's a new genus, created by me in my new GH 

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