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Average Spend in garden centre

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 17:45

My other half works next door to the garden centre and now I'm retired I often take him to work and before I retired a little while ago there was another garden centre just around the corner from my office.

My answers probably wouldn't be of any help as they'd be totally unrepresentative of most people in my demographic. 

Average Spend in garden centre

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 16:53

Can I ask why you want to know?   I'm a curious sort of person

And to answer the question, it all depends - I've been known to come away with a plant for £3 from the Nearly Dead shelf, or a few fibre pots for £1.99 - at other times of the year I can walk away in a sort of stupor having spent £75 or more on some plants and compost. 

If I'd got room to plant a few trees and some more shrubs I'd spend £100s. 

Don't think you can average it out and end up with anything meaningful - there are so many variables.

Christmas Cactus

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 16:48

Hi RbS

Do you mean that some flower buds have fallen off?  I'm afraid that Christmas Cacti do drop some buds, especially if they've been moved, or are a bit dry, or in a draught - they're a bit temperamental that way. 

I'm afraid you can't grow the flower buds, but if some of the greenery gets knocked off you can plant it like a cutting and it will root and grow into a new plant.  I usually plant two 'sprigs' back to back so they develop into one plant which is even all around the pot.

Hope that helps

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 15:58

Now the sky looks like a bad bruise - purplish grey all over with yellow and red edges.

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 15:53

Now the sky is a deep honey colour


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 15:49

OH's family are from Cheshire (well, Scottish a couple of generations back, but his parents came from Runcorn/Sandbach area. Although he grew up in Lincs he has a bit of his parents' Cheshire accent 

I love the idea of prisms in the window - like Pollyanna - but don't I remember hearing that they can be a fire risk - or am I being a worryguts?

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 15:44

The whole of the sky in the west is a dramatic bright yellow here - not for nothing is the Norwich football team called the Canaries

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 13:59

There are also quite a few large old farmhouses, nearly always Listed, that are left to go to rack and ruin.  Goodness knows why.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 13:29



As for the problem of the soil/compost getting washed out of the bottom of the raised beds, I line the inside of my raised beds with a sheet of water-permeable membrane (landscaping fabric) to stop this happening. 

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 12:45

I'd need a snorkle Sterelitza!

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