Bargain basement plants

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,013
    We have a Screwfix but no diy stores at all now. I suppose in this day and age, everyone calls a man in to do the work for them. 
    I knew a man who was very clever,  head of English department at a good school , called someone in to hang a picture! 
    I buy interior and exterior emulsion from Wilco now, all delivered for 5.00 it’s worth that to me. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,037
    My BIL is a bit like that @Lyn. Highly intelligent and articulate and funny,  but couldn't stick a thumb tack in a wall to save his life  :)
    I think I just spent a lot of time watching my Dad doing stuff.  :)
    It's progress too - people don't repair things. I learnt to rewire a plug at an early age, but nowadays everything comes with one, so people no longer have the need. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,062
    folk order delivery take aways via an app from a fast food place on the same road where they live.
    Some call it progress, I call it lazy gullible consumerism.
    Why are folk so stupid they jump on every band wagon which rolls along?
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,037
    Lemmings  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    I have had some really good ("search and rescue") bargains in our local Strikes GCs
    What I cannot stand is those wretched dyed heathers. they bring out this time of year.  
    An abomination . 
    What do others think? Dyed any  plants come to that. 





    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • Coryopteris Heavenly Blue In 2 litre pot at BM. Was priced at £3.99 reduced to £1.99. In very good health and flowering so a bargain to my wallet 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,037
    I don't understand them either @Iamweedy. As bad as the plastic, hanging box balls.
    I can't see how it became a 'thing' either. Who came up with that to earn their wage  :/
    I've not had any recent bargains, but I had some Liatris and Lilies for a pound or two some years ago. They're all doing well now. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    Last spring I was given some Dhalia tubers . I had never tried them before. However, the tubers I was given  turned out to to be some very blowsy gaudy orange flowers with  heads the size of small tea plate.  

    I might go and try some more gentle and discrete Dahlias. Possible the "Bishop of". range. In the season. 




    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • Ha @Iamweedy rooting through the shed this year I found a tub of random bulbs and tubers.  Clearing out a bed,  I planted the lot, and got three dahlias, a lovely white, a pale yellow and a blowsy pink and orange monstrosity which survived Lorenzo.  Will be relocated somewhere out of sight next year!
  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 962
    Got a molinia caerulea for £4. Not technically what I'd call a bargain, but it was half its original price. I'd never seen a grass that cheap so I snapped it up.
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