Saturday, 4 February 2006

Bargain Basemant

              

Good Evening, this morning Stu and I went round to see if we could catch a glimpse of the Waxwings I mentioned in my bird watching journal yesterday but we were out of luck.  We then collected the newspapers and proceeded to our Garden centre coffee shop.  We had our usual, then had a look round to see what had come in this week.  All the tiny little pots of summer plants were in for rearing on the windowsill or in the greenhouse but at 99p each thought I would wait a bit.  We decided to have a look outside as the weather was nice and sunny the early morning fog had dispersed quickly while we were having our coffee. We had a lovely walk around and came upon a table with planters that had been reduced.  I have taken a picture to let you see what we bought for the large sum of £4.

What do you think do you think I got a bargain or not? The pots worked out at £1 each. The round pots are worth about 3 times that alone.  They are filled with Violas and I think they will flower again.  The other pots at the back are terracotta and they have ivy and a small tree and another plant I am not sure of. The total cost would have been £43-96p.  I really think we did well this morning even if we did not get to see the Waxwings.  AOL has been playing me up rotten this afternoon and this is my 3rd and final attempt at this, it's a good job I type in on Front Page and then paste and copy or I would be going spare by now.  Bye just now and hope you all have a pleasant evening. Love,

                           

9 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

You certainly got a bargain there!! Can we see them again when the violas are in flower? Jeannette.  

aniracj said...

Those large round planters would be at least 8.99 each here and in some places more so you have got the bargain of the century there, kid!!! love Joan

labdancer51 said...

Hi Joan, What a bargain!...I doubt very much if I could find similar at our local garden centre, well I could but that at that price, well done!   What a shame about the waxwings, let us know when you see some. :o)

Sandra xxxxx

msecz said...

You got a bargain in two ways I think.... nice healthy plants and the price couldn't be beat... lucky you to find these so early in the season.... or is it already getting warm by you? We had a few inches of snow yesterday so our winter is back full force now again. Sandra

mllevl said...

You certainly got a fantastic bargain there!!!!!

jeadie05 said...

I'd say you got a bargain ,yes well done .............Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Joan I love your coffee graphic - really sweet...Sorry you didn't get to see the Lapwings..they certainly don't seem to stay anywhere for too long. hope you eventually catch up with them....
I'll say you got a bargain with those pots ...are you going back to get some more ?....Ally

jmoqueen said...

I don't know too much about flowers but it certainly looks like a bargain to me :-)

ekgillen said...

If the plants make you happy then that is bargain enough...:)

At least it appears to have warmed up for you.

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Gillie