Posted: 25/04/2016 at 17:41
Not going there. I've just spent €65 on 12 perennials in 4" pots, 12 trays of veggie and salad plugs, a yellow courgette in a 4" cube, 4 pots of dwarf pinks for the pots by the front door and a bag of pigs' ears for the dogs. Spent way more than that on seeds for the season and then there are the bags of compost, pelleted manure, the seed trays and modules and new gloves.
Haven't been to a single plant fair yet or Chelsea which will involve lily bulbs and peony supports and gloves. I'm a lot more careful about what I buy now that I know just how hard winters can be here but still spend more than that average sum without even trying.
I rather suspect no-one on here is average anyway or has an average garden or an average gardening habit.