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djjjukdjjjuk Posts: 211

i popped into a B&Q earlier tonight and they had a load of reduced plants. wondered if they were worth a punt. they had a raspberry autumn bliss - see pic below:

they also had some box, a climbing rose, blackcurrant, blackberry, loads of stuff.





any good?



  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    I bought a houseplant from B&Q a few weeks ago, ??2.50 just because it had a couple of yellowing leaves, I cut them off and it is lovely, a great bargain image Might pop down to my local B&Q tomorrow and see what's on offer.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,861

    The rose looks fine to me - I'd buy that if it was one I wanted.  

    The raspberry canes look ok too.

    I woudn't bother with the box or the lavender - don't look terribly healthy from here.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Roses definitely look good, would grab them!image

  • I bought some primroses a tray of 6 for 2.50 from b&q the other week a little bit and TLC and they are fab now planted them out next week and already they are flowering...... Give it a go 

  • Whilst being used as a 'mums taxi' I often do a bit of late shopping and have bought fab plants at next to nothing in Homebase. I'm always amazed how well they grow! My gem recently was a bare root xmas tree which has settled nicely in the garden.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349

    Those lavenders look as sick as the ones in my greenhouseimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • djjjukdjjjuk Posts: 211

    but can they be saved nutcutlet?

    sadly i remember the label on the rose being named 'assorted' so no idea what that might turn out to be. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349

    I don't know djjjuk.

    I buy plants from the nearly dead stands sometimes, there have been successes and failures

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I've bought from reduced in B&Q done it on a Wed's so even more off.

    Had a look in my book, best was Scabiosa Barocca a pound, paid 90p, still got a few flower heads on and coping well in the garden. It has had a mulch for winterimage

    Also got Caryopteris heavenly blue for same price, that's in GH looking like a sad twig.

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I'd just give the lavenders a bit of tlc. The rose is fine just need to tidy the pruning up,

    as long as the roots look good in the others, turn the pots out to see, then all of them should come back with some care.

    Most of the plants the stores sell are over watered/under watered and not kept in ideal conditions, but any reasonable gardener came nurse them back to health. 

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