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18/07/2012 at 17:31

...are selling-off their seed stock at half price.


18/07/2012 at 18:04

Thanks for that David I'll try to get to my local centre this week. I need to re-stock on sweet peas and veggies.

My OH won't be impressed though as I spend enough time looking at the seed stands as it is!

18/07/2012 at 18:07

Where's our local one David?

18/07/2012 at 18:18

No worries. Found it. Thanks for the heads up!

18/07/2012 at 18:25

Becks - Rugeley (for sure) also Shenstone & Aldridge....although I would check out the last two. I also have an idea that 'Fosters' at Bradley may have been bought by them.

I bought my fav runner beans (White Lady) for £1.75, usually £3.50.

18/07/2012 at 18:27
Insomnia1973 wrote (see)

No worries. Found it. Thanks for the heads up!

Which one was that, Becks?

18/07/2012 at 18:27

Garden centres must have a huge stock of all kinds of plants that haven't been sold this year. Perhaps there will be a lot more bargains soon.

18/07/2012 at 18:34
Gary Hobson wrote (see)

Garden centres must have a huge stock of all kinds of plants that haven't been sold this year. Perhaps there will be a lot more bargains soon.

I agree, Gary....Wyevale also had large discounts on other stuff, such as pots.

18/07/2012 at 18:36

I was in Homebase a couple of days ago, and they had things like strawberry plants going for half price, 100s of them.

18/07/2012 at 18:50

Up the A5, Chester Road, Aldridge. 15 mins from me. I love a bargain. Got 12 seed potatoes from our local hardware/odds and sods shop today for 50p.

18/07/2012 at 19:07's the one on the Chester Road I had in mind. There were quite a few other bargains too, not just have fun!

My nearest branch is Wolseley Bridge  near Rugeley. 

18/07/2012 at 19:38

Can't have too much fun David. That would mean digging into my holiday money, and that just wouldn't do!

I wish you hadn't said that about the strawberry plants Gary. My biggest downfall. Now, where's my nearest Homebase!!

18/07/2012 at 19:52

When I said strawberries were half price, they were still expensive, IMO. They were decent sized plants, about £2-ish.

Much more economical to make new plants (for next year) from the runners on the plant(s) you already have.

My local GC is also one of the Wyevale group (Solihull). They have about 130 outlets nationwide.

18/07/2012 at 20:10
18/07/2012 at 20:15

" Now, where's my nearest Homebase!! "

The Orbital Centre?  

18/07/2012 at 20:31

LOL, David Stop it!!! Too tempting, But then again, like Gary said, still expensive, even for half price.Well, for me anyway.

This will be my first time attempting to propegate the runners this year, so hopefully, I'll have new plants for next year, although Jess did sow 30 odd strawberry seeds a couple of weeks ago, which have all germinated indoors!! Trying to explain to a 3 year old about sowing times, and wrong times of year to do it went totally over her head. I'm not sure what will happen with them!

18/07/2012 at 20:35

Strawberries grown from seed should be fine, for next year.

I received an E-mail from T&M in the week, as did many of you, I suspect, offering 72 bedding plants for £7, apparently reduced from £28.

"Less than 10p per plant. For just £6.99 you will receive 12 plug plants each of Bellis 'Pomponette', Pansy 'RHS Winning Formula', Sweet William 'Messenger', Polyanthus 'Regency' Mixed, Wallflower 'Most Scented' Mix and Viola 'Most Scented' Mix."

Must be similar cheap bedding on offer at local GCs too.

18/07/2012 at 21:32

I never got that email Gary, but maybe because I've only just registered.

Wilko's were having a sale a couple of weeks ago by me, and I stocked up on pots. 75% off marked price. They had a rather sad looking grape vine for £2, which I was tempted, but decided against, but changed my mind the day after and went back. But it had gone.

19/07/2012 at 10:47

I always worry about garden centre seeds, because it's often so hot in their glasshouse type structures.

Sometimes I still give in & buy them if I see a variety I really want, am in a hurry for, or a real bargain! 

I must try to resist because I know seeds should be kept cool & I like them to last for years.......

It's so disappointing Insomnia1973 when that happens. 

19/07/2012 at 10:57

I know Lokelani. What bugs me more is if they'd just thrown it away, as it really did look in a sorry state. I'm hoping someone bought it and is giving it some TLC.

Sentimental lot when we come to out plants aren't we.


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