I rarely buy plants anymore as I love to grow from seed. But this year I've been concentrating on planting up my front garden with perennials I have grown......and having been away for 2 weeks, I have lost a lot of seedlings and need to buy some bedding plants for a large planter outside my front door. I went to Homebase to purchase some petunias, I was scandalised by the cost of some of the flowers. Cosmos - 5 euro per plant! Primula vialii - 7 euro per plant! Both very easy to grow from seed. I had forgotten how expensive it can be to have a nice garden.....This is the exact reason I started to grow seeds.