Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:02
Morning tattiana and Verdun I haunt the bargain section at B&Q, I just choose carefully. Here's a few pics of my sucesses this year:
Verbena tray of 24 for 50p. Dahlia's 6 for 50p.
Scabious Kingfisher Blue £1. (Just got another one for 50p just needs tlc). More bargain dahlias.
More cut price verbenas from the 24 pack and the geraniums were all between 50p and half price.
Chelsea lilies half price
50p gazania which looked dead. Now very much alive.
Erigeron with no label of any kind, I did blag it a bit and told the woman it was on the same shelf as the 50p pinks I also bought the other day, so got it for 50p. I haven't taken a picture of the pinks as they are not flowering, not even any buds, I'm just potting them on so that next year their roots will be established for planting out in the spring.
I haven't even included the ones I got from the local nursery sale, which in general are better quality, but not quite such huge reductions. Virtually every plant in my garden is a bargain plant, or has been given to me. I rarely buy one full price, although it has been known to happen if I really want a particular variety.
So go for it, fill your garden with cheap plants, you'll love it all the more.