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Charity Plant Sale


By Gee19


I was really excited when I heard that some villagers were holding a plant sale in our village hall in aid of charity. Downside was that I had to go to the dentist first! Nevertheless I survived that ordeal and was the first one waiting for the doors to open.

My first buy…..

…was a geum with bright yellow flowers. I already have a couple of different geums in my front garden and knew they did well in my damp clay soil. This one is lower growing than my others.

I liked it so much I decided to buy two as they were only a £1 each.

My second purchase was a hardy geranium, Johnsons Blue, another £1.

Then I spotted this euphorbia. It was just labelled as ‘Euphorbia yellow’, so I don’t know what it will do! Its leaves are much more fleshy/thicker than my other euphorbias. Another £1 spent!

Then I picked up an odd little geranium (pelargonium) Crispum. I was told that it wasn’t hardy but an unheated greenhouse would do to overwinter it. This was an expensive plant – £1.50!!

I spent £5.50 very quickly and decided to forego the tea/coffee and cakes on sale so that I could buy another plant.

I chose ……

.. a pink flowered Japanese anenome. I picked this to go into my back garden but will have to re-think that idea. Josie tortoise has decided she likes Japanese anenomes and has eaten several of my tiny plants that are coming through from last year. I think it might be safer in the front garden! This cost £1 too.

My final purchase was a very sad looking little ivy for 50p. I can’t get a good photograph of it yet – it is very small and has tiny pointed green leaves. It is already planted so I am hoping it will leg it up the fence quickly. Who says I’m not optimistic?

In total my purchases came to £7 but the good thing is that the geum pots each contain 4 plants, and the Johnson Blue has two plants in the pot so I will divide them up before planting.

Oh, and I didn’t miss out on the cakes…..

When I got home I made my own!

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Great blog, Gee.
Lots of lovely bargains !
And your baking looks very successful. :o)

What is the plant on the wall please behind the geum in the top photo. ?

28 Apr, 2009


Hi TT, its a Trachelospermum jasminoides (star jasmine). Very sweet smelling when the little flowers appear but I do have a job stopping it growing into the guttering! I also have one on the fence and its where the blackbirds nested up until this year. I share that plant with my neighbours as it grows over and through the fence. I offered to cut it back for them but they said No, they liked it :)

28 Apr, 2009


Wow lucky you. I wish I was there

28 Apr, 2009


I have Trachelospermum jasminoides, too.
I thought the leaves looked rather similar to mine.
Yes, it is a lovely climber...

28 Apr, 2009


what beautiful plants and they all look very healthy as for the cakes.................

yum yum if only I was that talented Id be fifty stone hehe

x x x

28 Apr, 2009


Oooooo those cakes look yummy!! the plants look great and what bargains!

28 Apr, 2009


Great bargains Gee...and the home baking looks delicious !

28 Apr, 2009


All in all a good day Gee,bit unfair to show those lovely cakes,Sigh.!!!!!!!......

28 Apr, 2009


we all love a bargain

28 Apr, 2009


Well done Gee. Glad you had a good day and picked up some great bargains. I'll be round for the cakes later.

28 Apr, 2009


You'll have to get the red and orange Geums to go with your yellow one, and the Japanese anenome, there is a white one.
Gail x

28 Apr, 2009


I have the red and orange geums, Daff, and the white anenome is the one the tortoise is eating :) Who knows, one might survive the chomping.

28 Apr, 2009


Great blog Gee. You made some great buys at the sale. The 'Johnsons Blue' hardy geranium is supposed to be very nice and flowers all summer. I've been looking for one for a while now.

29 Apr, 2009


Great it was for charity too :o)

29 Apr, 2009


Watch out Gee, I think Gilli is on her way over.

29 Apr, 2009


Shhhhh.....Toto....You weren't supposed to tell. :o)

30 Apr, 2009


Give it a while, Gilli, and I will gladly share Johnson's Blue with you - but, sorry Toto, the cakes are all gone!

30 Apr, 2009


Typical. Just my luck.

30 Apr, 2009



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