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BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
I laughed but what a swizz. 

We went to the garden centre today and my hubby really likes the strelitzia. The large ones were about 90 euro, not paying that. Next to them were some small ones, so we bought that to grow on. Already had a flower. 

Later on I took the label off it to read the requirements. Shock!! The flippin' flower is plastic! 

It was then that I remember a relative having one and they take years to flower and have to get big before they do. 

Hubby still thinks it's real. 
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,135
    Oh for heaven’s sake. Can’t you take it back and shove it up their ....?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Yes they stuck a plastic flower on. I didn't have my specs on. Must say it looks authentic to the eye. 

    I would like to take it back but we took a risk going that far in the first place with regard to the Covid rules. Knowing my luck if we took it back we would get stopped and get a 250 euro fine. 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,526
    It seems to be an increasing trend to sell live cacti with plastic flowers glued on as well.
    A great library has something in it to offend everybody.
  • Ante1Ante1 Senj, CroatiaPosts: 2,047
    @wild edges, last year I bought two live cacti with beautiful flowers. Flowers was plastic and glued on the cacti. Fortunately they wasn't expensive. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,486
    Instant gratification. Not a gardening thing😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,453
    You'll be telling me cacti don't naturally have googley eyes and a little sombrero next! 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,486
    And worms don't live in tequila
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Well now its 'challenge accepted' to grow it on and get it flowering. I'll report back in 3-5 years.  :s
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,135
    When are you going to tell hubby the sad truth?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    I did last night. He was not amused. 
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