Ahh yes, I love a good bargain! Added with my love of plants means I want to buy ALL sale plants…. and take them home and make them better…..
However, I have learnt from experience that buyer beware…. sometimes despite how much I want to take them home, not all of them can be saved…. The 50p redcurrant bush has been brilliant, and I harvested a few berries today. I also bought two chilli plants for 50p each whilst with my Mum last week and these are growing stronger and happier every day. Yet the cheap marigolds I bought a few weeks ago perished almost as soon as I got them home….. I wasn’t sure they would make it, but I couldn’t resist.
I think the morale of the story is a plant’s origin will often help with its future. I have found that plants bought from garden centres are generally much healthier than those from supermarkets and DIY stores. However, sometimes it is worth a punt…..
It’s only 50p! 🙂
Updates of the garden…. and a crafty interlude soon 🙂
Happy planting 🙂