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  1. merleworld

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    I've ordered some tulip bulbs today from Crocus:

    Orange Princess
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    Cairo
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    La Belle Epoque
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    Not even mentioning the Hydrangea Ayesha that I ordered :oopss: I did cancel the Limelight though.
     
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      Ours is now well over 10ft! :)
       
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        45p each, now potted on with a bit of Growmore to live in the greenhouse over winter:

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        £2, also to live in the greenhouse over winter. I have no idea if this is actually the right thing to do though? :scratch:

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        • Anthony Rogers

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          The Range has a sale on.....

          Salvias £2.49

          Amistad

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          Neon

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          ( Unknown )

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          Alpines 3 for £5
          Sisyrinchium E K Balls
          Lithospermum
          Variegated Aubrieta

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          Clematis Arabella 99p

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            That clematis is beautiful.
             
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            • Anthony Rogers

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              Poundlands at it again ! ! !

              Centaurea Dealbata

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              Trollius Europeaus

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              Tanacetum ( Pyrethrum )
              Robinsons Red

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                Oh I love that centaurea! Most of mine seem to have died off for some reason. :frown: thankfully I took a small division of my favourite one (amethyst in snow) so I have a plant for next year.
                I got 2 Hidcote lavenders for 50p each and a large purse penstemon for 1.99 from the range the other day. Taken cuttings from all of them.
                 
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                • Anthony Rogers

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                  Hi Charlie,
                  Don't mention cuttings Lol
                  I've been that busy planting bulbs ( around 250 so far with probably another 100 to go ) that I haven't even started to think of cuttings, got Salvias, Lavender, Argyranthemem, Pelargonium to get through before I even think about the Fuchsias and they usually amount to about 250.
                  I think I can sum it all up in one word..........

                  H..... E.......... L ........ P
                   
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                  • Sheal

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                    The problem with us gardeners is, we don't understand the meaning of two words, one is no! The other is stop! :biggrin:
                     
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                      hello, not sure if these have been covered but went into homebargains yesterday and picked up a few bulbs, 30 muscari magic carpet, 10 mixed allium, 20 double freesia and 20 scillia campanulata for 1.49 each. They had a few others, 12? snowdrops, 30 crocus species mix, 12 cheerful daffs and some of those funny alliums.

                      sweet pea starter set 79p, 16 and half seeds.. even has a silly propogating tray and a mini bag of compo!! looked at a pack of sweet peas in b&q think they were around 3 quid, also some nasturtiums and marigold starter packs..

                      a red amaryllis or hippeastrum for 1.49


                      from outside I picked up a hardy fuschia alice hoffman and a peiris little heath for 1.99 each

                      ...then I went to asda, they got fruit trees for a 5er so picked up a morrello cherry tree, its on colt rootstock which I've read is good grower?! no idea where to put it though, either in a pot or right at the back in the ground

                      ...then I went to aldi and picked up a blue moon climbing rose and a fred loads rose bush for 1.79 each.

                      ...finally tesco, 60 tulips for a 5er

                      my 'pound' sign doesn't work sorry and I don't know how to post pics, took them ready! I know I shouldn't buy from supermarkets but I just can't help it! anyone tried any of those plants/bulbs from those places or a similar shop? how have yours turned out?
                       
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                        Hey Lynd. I have bought dahlias from Aldi, Wilko and Costco and they been amongst my best performers a lot of the time.
                         
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                          With dahlias I started mine from seed and a few tubers that were given to me this year, had some lovely colours. My neighbour had a pack of bedding dahlia from tesco, a few died.. don't know what she done there :scratch: but the 2 that bloomed were huge cactus ones! I didn't even think of wilko when I done my round, will give them a try next year, we don't have a Costco sadly!
                           
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                            Hi @Lynd,
                            Oh yes I've had some supermarket bulbs & plants, they've always been ok. I bought all of my bedding plants from Aldi this year they were fantastic & as cheap as can be, I also bought 2 bay trees from Aldi which are doing really well. I do like a trip to home bargains, they often have RSPB half fat filled coconuts for the birds for 49p my local Wyvale sell exactly the same product for £2.49! :ouch1:, the Dr Beckman washing machine cleaner is also £1.50 cheaper....I'm such a bargain hunter!! :heehee: But I hate paying too much for stuff.
                            Our @Anthony Rogers gets some fantastic plants in his local poundland, our poundland isn't that great for plants.
                            I hope you have fun planting up :dbgrtmb:
                            To post a photo, at the bottom of the screen there's a blue highlighted icon it says 'upload a file' press that, then it will say access photo library or take photo, do either, then choose the photo, wait for a few moments, then choose thumbnail or full screen & post! That's from my memory & I hope it helps you! (If I've missed anything someone please correct me! :blue thumb:)
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                              @becky76 I love home bargains and we have 2 local "what" shop sells similar stuff, end up spending about 20/30 quid each time but its probably worth it considering prices elsewhere. Will try poundland too.
                              I got the cherry tree (morello, wanted Stella but it was the last one!) so Mr Lynd is digging me a hole tomorrow, can't wait to get my pot on! :yes:
                              Thank you for the pic tips, was looking in the text editor thing! :doh:
                               
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                                Another way of uploading photos is to go to where you store your photos on your computer, highlight the photo(s) you want to download, reduce your page to half size and drag and drop the photos into the box you're posting in on GC. This works as long as the photo size is not too big (it works for me with the photos at 1.5mb). Otherwise reduce the file size first.
                                 
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