aldi easter monday.

wrinkly1wrinkly1 Posts: 50

just seen in my sunday paper. bedding plant sale at aldi. 1POUND 79 PENCE for a 10 pack.anyone brave enough to plant out or pot on .go for it.  onwards ann upwards. wrinkly1....



  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    I wouldn't dream of planting out bedding plants just yet. Pot on under a frame for a little while yet. 

  • went to aldi on saturday lots of plants had been ruined by frost

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806
    wrinkly1 wrote (see)

    just seen in my sunday paper. bedding plant sale at aldi. 1POUND 79 PENCE for a 10 pack.anyone brave enough to plant out or pot on .go for it.  onwards ann upwards. wrinkly1....

    Depends what they are - would not expect summer bedding on sale anywhere yet-growers are not that cynical surely??

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    Yes They Are . I don't think they were expecting the winter to go on for so long

    but people are stupid they will buy them because this time last year they did


  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,346

    I've bought the discounted  bedding plants from Aldi, at first the price was 10 plants/tray for £1.29 on friday, got 2 trays then (lobelias & violas) and yesterday 79p for a tray, picked up a couple of trays of lobelias.

    Tucked up in my coldframes, will be there for a while yet before they even get potted on.

    Stupid no............cynical, yes, but at 8p a plant worth a goimage

  • imageSpend a little live alot....and where gardening is concerned, its definitely worth a chance with supermarket plants!! After a few people at work stating how good value Aldi was... i decided to try some roses and purchased 2 climbing roses at a  mere £1.79 each! I also bought a peace rose to try out, ive added plenty of blood fish and bone meal and hope after planting in the Autumn that this year.....once it warms up, gives them chance !!!

    Also last week after think of nipping in to see what other offers they had, i bagged myself a bargain at 2 Magnolias at £3.99 eachimage (half price)!!!

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    Yes Aldi and Lidl are good for bargains . the Stupid people will plant summer bedding now because the news media/weather service says it is . Do you not remember last year April was a compleat wash out and May well the first two weeks were great and everything went downhill after that ,



  • Is it me, or are gardeners in general obsessed with the weather?  The ladies that teach my son's class (He's 4 and in foundation stage 2, first year of compulsory school), say they don't bother watching the weather forecast any more, but ask me instead.  I do look at the forecast, but also take note of the long range forecast, and what the weather has been like recently, and what the plants are doing.

    So do you think once you start gardening you become a bit of an amateur meteorologist?  Asking because a lot of folk will buy and plant out the bedding plants, and then cuss when they die.  Whearas us gardeners may buy them and put them in the greenhouse (if you are lucky enough to have one), or pop them in the coldframe until the weather is right.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    got a lot of good seeds going cheap there and a nice rose climber,not the best,but not bad.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,346

    I know what you mean, they will plant them out and then buy some more when they are killed by frosts.That way the major outlets can sell some more. 

    I remember the spring was warm and then it started raining

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