How much to charge...

I am doing a boot sale tomorrow - never done one before image

I am selling bits and pieces from around the house but mainly pond plants.

I have on offer -

large water lily plants with multiple buds

some smaller water lily plants but still a good size

Iris versicolour  sections

Bowles' Golden sedge - Carex elata 'Aurea'

Kingcup  - Caltha palustris

Brooklime - Veronica beccabunga

all are bare rooted

Any suggestions on pricing.image



  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    £3 for the small ones, £5 for the large ones.

  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 959

    Thanks Dave. They were just too good to compost...I'd like to get them a new home and make a little to spend on another area of the garden. Don't want to price too high...I don't want to bring them home again!

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,371

    Start high and then go low for the last hour and lower still for the last 15 minutes.  

    If that doesn't clear the spare plants, put them outside your front gate with an honesty box and a suggested price.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 959

    I definitely want to get more than £2 for the large water lilies. The iris sections, carex etc I was thinking £1    Brooklime 50p.....

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,850

    Pond plants are expensive in the water garden centres but it's quite a specialist market.  Try your prices for the first hour and see how you go.  After that adjust accordingly.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,255
    Verdun wrote (see)

    Ooooooo, I would charge less than that if you want to sell the lot.  Bare root right now?   I would say £1 50.  If any are large, your water lily for example, maybe £2 image

    Baring in mind, Verdun only ever goes for a bargain......I bet he gets his do nuts cheap because he's a regular customer!

    i would be happy to pay 5.00 for a water lily, and 2.00 for others, but then I am stocking a pond. I paid 15.00 for a lily and it's not half as good as one someone sent me free!

    if you have any left over, I will pm you.x 


    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Charge as much as you can get ... you can always bargain and come down if someone is interested.

    For an indicative price guide take a look on web sites and the likes of ebay and use that as your starter for 10.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,153

    Ask yourself how many people are likely to be there with a pond in their garden and do you want to take the plants home if you can't sell them, will they be destined for the compost heap?  . . 

    I don't know the cost of pond plants, don;t have a pond but everyone likes to feel they have got a bargin.  Why not decide on a price and offer 2 for the price of 1, or buy one get another half price.  

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