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Daintiness

I am doing a boot sale tomorrow - never done one before 

I am selling bits and pieces from around the house but mainly pond plants.

I have on offer -

large water lily plants with multiple buds

some smaller water lily plants but still a good size

Iris versicolour  sections

Bowles' Golden sedge - Carex elata 'Aurea'

Kingcup  - Caltha palustris

Brooklime - Veronica beccabunga

all are bare rooted

Any suggestions on pricing.

Thanks

£3 for the small ones, £5 for the large ones.

Daintiness

Thanks Dave. They were just too good to compost...I'd like to get them a new home and make a little to spend on another area of the garden. Don't want to price too high...I don't want to bring them home again!

Ooooooo, I would charge less than that if you want to sell the lot.  Bare root right now?   I would say £1 50.  If any are large, your water lily for example, maybe £2 

Obelixx

Start high and then go low for the last hour and lower still for the last 15 minutes.  

If that doesn't clear the spare plants, put them outside your front gate with an honesty box and a suggested price.

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Daintiness

I definitely want to get more than £2 for the large water lilies. The iris sections, carex etc I was thinking £1    Brooklime 50p.....

Pond plants are expensive in the water garden centres but it's quite a specialist market.  Try your prices for the first hour and see how you go.  After that adjust accordingly.

Lyn
Verdun wrote (see)

Ooooooo, I would charge less than that if you want to sell the lot.  Bare root right now?   I would say £1 50.  If any are large, your water lily for example, maybe £2 


Baring in mind, Verdun only ever goes for a bargain......I bet he gets his do nuts cheap because he's a regular customer!

i would be happy to pay 5.00 for a water lily, and 2.00 for others, but then I am stocking a pond. I paid 15.00 for a lily and it's not half as good as one someone sent me free!

if you have any left over, I will pm you.x 

 

NorthernLass2

Charge as much as you can get ... you can always bargain and come down if someone is interested.

For an indicative price guide take a look on web sites and the likes of ebay and use that as your starter for 10.

Ask yourself how many people are likely to be there with a pond in their garden and do you want to take the plants home if you can't sell them, will they be destined for the compost heap?  . . 

I don't know the cost of pond plants, don;t have a pond but everyone likes to feel they have got a bargin.  Why not decide on a price and offer 2 for the price of 1, or buy one get another half price.  

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