On Tuesday the missus had a day off from work, so being the ultimate romantics we are, we decided to go to one of the local garden centres.
This was a garden centre we have been to before, but I wasn’t really impressed with. To be honest, the plants were a bit worse for wear and it just simply wasn’t much of a nice place to go.
But… It, according to the radio advertisements I have been hearing, it was under new management. So, with a bit of cash in my slightly grubby mitts we went for a looksee!
To be honest it was still a bit shabby and haphazard. But they were obviously doing improvements like building work so I can forgive them. They were also trying to do upgrades to the insides and so while it may look messy now I can see it being much better in time.
This may be a place to come back to.
So what did I buy while I was there? In all honestly I don’t actually need any actual plants. I don’t really have much space left to put anything in.
One of the big reasons for out going was that they had some cheap compost for sale. Well… By the time I got there it was all gone. Not a surprise. It was like £2 for a 60l bag… That is cheap!
But what I was looking for was some spring bulbs… And guess what I got? Yup!
The very first thing we saw when we entered was a room full of bulbs. And they were all on sale.
Some of these plants were already pushing, hence the sale. So I got all the ones in the pic. The items were all 50% off the tagged price. So this lot was only £6… (The Tulip in the pot was £3)
I liked the Stuttgarter. It was what I had last year. They had a great taste and once pulled, they kept well in my outhouse.
The last thing was a packet of strawberries. Apparently strawbs grow easily from seed… So I’m going to have a go, even though by seed-fu is weak!
I want about 10 plants, maybe more so I can get going. If more come through then I will hand them out a bit.
As today is a bit dry I’ll see if I can finally get outside and get some of this lot planted out.