Now that Christmas is over, here in the UK we have what is known as the Boxing Day sales. So off we went at stupid o’clock this morning to go see if there were any bargains to be had.
Nothing much in the shopping centre we went to. The wife got a few small things, so then we nipped over to B&Q to see if they had anything of any note.
My first stop was the ‘Rescue Me’ area. This is generally my first stop in ANY garden centre or shop that sells plants. Homebase is really good for their Rescue Me shelf because the people that work there generally haven’t got a clue about plants and so anything that even LOOKS like it’s on the way out gets put there. Most are still good, they just need a trim and a good water or moved into/out of the sun. Well worth a look if you know how to look after a plant!
I did see a Skimmia that looked good, but at a tenner for such a small specimen I was a bit… Nah, too rich for me.
We picked up a tiny Christmas tree. It came with a free LEGO Christmas tree and it was only £7.50 (Half price). Not bad at all. The idea is that we can keep it outside, in a pot through the summer this year and bring it back inside next Christmas.
And then the other things today.
First off. In the above image… My Onions are sprouting! I planted a bunch of onion seeds in the hopes of getting some onion sets that I can plant out later. This was an old packet of seeds, not the ones I bought earlier this year. Those will be planted later on to get sets for NEXT year.
And then there was my ‘That moment when’.
Looking in the veg area-to-be and I found this. How typical is it that I missed a clump of… I’m going to guess it’s a Tulip? I carefully dug it up, with the clump of soil, and moved it to another area, luckily the ground is sodden so it should settle in fine.
But seriously… There are 4 bulbs in there. I must have been blind! >.<