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Arlene

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Hi everyone
I managed to get my Jasminum Polyanthum too close to the heater in the greenhouse and having looked online at various prices couldn’t believe that Morrisons had a strongly growing one with lots of greenery reduced from £2.49 to £1.89 today! Bargain!

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well arlene, that won't BURN a hole in your pocket.

20 Jan, 2009

 

Saw those this afternoon - great value and good plants. Well done, Arlene.

20 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Well done Arlene , Morrisons is a winner at the moment very good value ...........

20 Jan, 2009

 

~yes Amy also got a hellebore and a Cyclamen and change from £5!

20 Jan, 2009

 

Arlene,find Morrisons plants quite good,not least because they actually WATER them,unlike some supermarkets which buy them in then promptly forget all about them until its too late !!

20 Jan, 2009

 

There a few places like that unfortunately~ including our local B and Q at times!

20 Jan, 2009

 

Yes agree...sad to see row upon row of wilting plants...then when someone realises...a.mad dash with the hoses !! As you say,not all the time,but still a waste.

20 Jan, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Well done Arlene! A few years back I got a very sorry-looking Hemorocallis from Tescos for 10p! (One of those poor neglected souls that hadn't been watered in weeks and had sat at the back of the shelf ignored and unloved). It is now a lovely flourishing plant and in need of being divided!

20 Jan, 2009

 

Well done Sid !!!

20 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thats what I like to hear Sid I always feel sorry for the poor dying one and have to buy it to give it a chance to survive ...........

20 Jan, 2009

 

~wyevale often have stands where they sell plants at between 50% and 75% off as they stop flowering,go out of season etc~ you can get some good stuff if you are prepared to wait!

20 Jan, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Arlene I always head straight to the reduced table at the garden centre! You're right - you can get some real bargains! Went to Wyevale back in the autumn and they had bearded irises and siberian irises reduced from about £8 to £1! I bought four ;-) and some other plants too.......he he :-)

20 Jan, 2009

 

The Range have some very well grown conifers on sale now, not too expensive, reasonable prices, all newly potted, also Rhodos, was hoping for a sale table alas no!!

21 Jan, 2009

 

After reading all this, I must tell you, all our plants for sale in shops and nureseries are outside here. So I guess they only water them in the dry season. There is shadecloth over them, and I have been caught there in the rain. It seems to even drip down more than if you'd walk in the rain itself,lol. But they always do very well there, as they get natural light and water. I also find it so hard not to load up the trolley with as many plants as I can. Now I am not going there anymore, as I am soooo weak!

21 Jan, 2009

 

I must find out where Morrisons and Wyvale are in the London area. So many of you seem to get great bargains there. Last summer I got quite a few plants from Woolworths - not anymore of course.

21 Jan, 2009

 

I love the "reduced" benches, it's great when you can pick up a bargain and persuade it into life again. I call it "plant liberation".

Because of my husbands' opposition to all the plants I buy, I have been known to smuggle them into the garden up my jumper! I think sometimes, his is wise to what I am up to and turns a blind eye.

I am just the same over books, I liberate them from Charity shops, but I can read them and return them!

21 Jan, 2009

 

I like bargains - that's one of the beauties of this site, that we can pass the word round if we see one in a chain store, like John and his flower buckets!

I agree about Morrison's, they quite often have good well-cared for plants at a bargain price. I got my contorted hazel in there about 15 months ago - cheaper than B&Q next door, and half the price of a GC.

21 Jan, 2009

 

I love a bargin, keep saying i'm going to pop to morrison, but dont get there very often, think it's as i dont have a car & can't drive, the buses that go to it go all round the houses, to get to it.

22 Jan, 2009

 

I've had lots of good plants in Morrisons. They have good quality ones.

22 Jan, 2009

 

I just bought a Photinia from there today for £1.99! And it looks so healthy and green, with new buds too. They are also doing Summer bulbs for £1 a pack. I got some lupins and also some unusual pineapple look-a-likes (need t check the name as I can't remember!)

23 Jan, 2009

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