Garden Centre Blues
From the blogs on this site I guess that some GoYers have acess to good garden centres. Our local one does not fall into that category. Mg and myself went into ours this morning for three things: some plugs, green manure seed and to look at the bulbs.
Firstly I was not too disapointed not to see veggie plugs, they never do that s ort of thing anyway.
There were no seeds of any description. That whole area of the store had been cleared and they were putting up a new display – FOR CHRISTMAS already!!!!!! I ask you, it is still August!
We are not really needing bulbs as we have large mail order packages coming shortly (from Kevock Garden and from GeeTee Bulbs) but we wanted to see if there were any ‘must haves’ on the racks. There weren’t but have you noticed the prices this year? The bulbs for this GC are all supplied by Taylor’s and in past years I have felt that the pricing was good. This year their prices for the general Dutch imports are nearly as high as I pay for some specialist grown species bulbs. The bulbs from the suppliers I have named above are the same general Dutch grown ones distributed by Taylor’s but the prices are much, much more reasonable.
Having got that off my chest I should now go into the garden and squash a few caterpillars, I guess.
- 22 Aug, 2009
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