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  1. Sian in Belgium

    Sian in Belgium Total Gardener

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    I’m happy with the goodies I got from a local market stall in Hereford. I love buying from them - big, healthy plants, often different varieties, and so reasonably priced...

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    Lots of colour, and hopefully butterfly-friendly flowers...
     
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    • Joolz

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      Popped over to a local hardy perennial nursery this morning, Hill View Hardy Plants to collect some zinc planters they'd picked up for me from the Gardeners World Live show as they have a stand there. Fantastic quality and a really good size. 2 70CM xl ones for £25.00 and 2 60cm ones for £20. I couldn't pass up this beautiful Dahlia either for £7.00. Nipped into a Wyvale and bizarrely these surfinias jumped into my trolley too! Reduced from £5.00 each to £2.00 each. Bought 6! On the way home my car took another detour to another local Nursery and collected a couple of bags of mpc and 4 osteospermums.
      Slightly miffed though as I also bought some plant supports from Wyvale and like a numpty I left them in the trolley. No way will they still be there so I shall have to make my own! lol.

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      • CarolineL

        CarolineL Super Gardener

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        I thought that I would stop all the recent rain by buying some water butts... So got 2 x 200l containers from a distant farm at £10 each (amazing what you can fit in the back of a Fiesta). Of course to save fuel, I decided to combine it with a visit to my favourite nursery, Farmyard Nursery. I am going to blame @shiney for the purchase of hosta 'great expectations' because he showed us it, and @Verdun for sysirinchium macounii album (it was only £1.99!). The rest are all my fault. :doh:Drums.jpgFlowers.jpg
         
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        • shiney

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          @CarolineL How much was the cat? Looks like your best buy out of all of those.
           
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          • CarolineL

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            Ha! That is Dash - Dot and Dash were free from the local cat sanctuary. Why do they always get in the way when you're doing something? They were 'helping' me paint fence panels today...
            Apart from Great Expectations, the other hosta is 'el Nino' - if it wasn't for my slug population, I'd have bought a lot more varieties.
             
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            • alana

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              Just bought 20 5" terracotta pots 80p each at Homebase.P1020085.JPG
               
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              • CarolineL

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                @alana - those pots were a bargain!
                 
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                • Pushkin

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                  Saw these in work and couldn't resist.
                  Came to £7.50 for both.
                   
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                  • Doghouse Riley

                    Doghouse Riley Head Gardener

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                    Garden cloggs from Aldi.

                    They have a heel strap that stops them slipping off.
                    More substantial than those from Wilko, with a nice thick cushioned heel.

                    Tried them out today, iI'll go back tomorrow and get another pir, for when these eventually wear out. Hang the expence!

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                    £2.99

                    Ratchet secateurs, very substantial.

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                    • Jack Sparrow

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                      I've just bought a barrow full of out of date plants from Morrison's. Either I'm going to have a very colourful garden this summer or I've just wasted £15.

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                      • Linz

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                        Been naughty and bought a load on impulse :biggrin:

                        Had to buy this.. I love the leaves!
                        Cercis canadensis forest pansy
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                        Treated myself to a David Austin, "boscobel", I've only ever bought bare root shite before..

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                        Always wanted a Manhattan lupin.. in it went.
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                        Always wanted a sambuca..

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                        Cornus mas..wanted a sanguinea but they were all small and this was bigger and reduced.. so :dunno::heehee:

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                        Pretty digitalis

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                        Begonias.. I can never grow them as good so bought some :biggrin:

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                        Anemones

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                        Penstemons..

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                        Salvia nemorosa and a hollyhock

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                        Reduced carex.. hoping I can split!?

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                        • Linz

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                          Peachy pink digitalis
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                          A very dry salvia amistad

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                          Verbascum.. forgot what though, sorry

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                          3 different lupins was £12 got them to knock it down to 3 :biggrin:

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                          And a syringa michel Buckner
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                          I'm skint now :cry3::heehee:
                           
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                          • Verdun

                            Verdun Passionate gardener

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                            Ha ha, you have gone buy-crazy Linz :)
                            however, you have some nice plants there :)
                            Yes, you can divide that carex. You can pull apart or, as I do, cut with a knife or saw. It will like water too.:)

                            Gary, you can rejuvenate those. Pot on, divide etc., but if you trim them back, feed and water you can have some nice looking plants:)
                             
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                            • Nikolaos

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                              • Victoria

                                Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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                                Nice buys @Nikolaos, post pics when they are established.

                                 
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