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Saturday garden shopping


Yesterday morning Jim and I took a trip to a local garden centre that sells a terrific selection of acers. I had been planning to go there since last summer to replace one acer that died and another as a specimen plant to fill a large gap in the north facing border. I had saved up for the acer as I knew it would be expensive and couldn`t wait to spend my money on what I thought would be a large acer and a much cheaper, smaller one. As it happens I was more than pleasantly surprised to find exactly what I wanted and more than half the price I had expected to pay. In fact, I bought two large ones and still had money left over. So did I leave it at that? No of course I didn`t…lol!

I wanted a lime green acer so this one, `Emerald Lace` fitted the bill nicely.

This one, `Garnet` I`ve had before but this one seems to be a more vibrant plum colour.

I came across this yellow Canna Indica and decided it would lovely in a pot along with assorted bedding plants and grasses.

Then I saw this stone birdbath at just £18 and since I`ve been looking for one for a while I had to have it!

This azalea in my garden has just come into full flower so I thought I`d take a photo

Now I`m just waiting for it to stop raining and I`ll plant the acers in the ground. I had thought about planting one of them in a pot but thought better of it, they do better in the ground and anyway, I have a baby one that I got free with a plant order last year. By the time we have our new patio next year it should be big enough to transfer to a larger pot that can sit out there.

I`ll be working tomorrow and with it being Bank Holiday I hope the weather holds. It`s usually a really busy day for us and with luck tomorrow will be no exception. It seems everyone seems to think of the garden on a Bank Holidayand I`ll be at the till ready and waiting for them. :o)

Sandra xx

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lovely acers sandra, i have a deep one but dont know its name, could be like yours, had it a few years now, love the bird bath, how cheap is that,,was anything wrong with it,, looks quite big to,, lucky you, no rain here yet and need it badly, im using hose each day but rain would be better for my new plants,im on look out for a canna lily to , so now you have found one they must be getting them in GC, ;o))

2 May, 2010


Beautiful Acers there Sandra, I must post a photo of mine for I.D. ! I took Mum to our local Wyevale this morning, torrential rain, very few customers and only bought some Geraniums. Off to a Spring Garden Show tomorrow where there'll be at least 25 Nursery stalls ! Hope the rain stays away, it has stopped here now (8.15) at last. : o )

2 May, 2010


Wonderful purchases Sandra...
and a good bargain on that lovely bird bath...
.. Will Perry will enjoy having a drink from that..? .LOL.

2 May, 2010


that was a good shopping trip for you Sandra,it just goes to show how we enjoy shopping for plants etc and yet i hate food shopping..rain here yesterday, dry but cold today but i managed to get more planted on allotment we were there from 1pm to 6pm came home with cold nose and feet ,what love the bird bath too..

2 May, 2010


Glad you had a lovely time plant shopping..its the best kind isnt it?Your Acers look ace Lol,and your canna and bird bath too.What a good bargain.:o)

2 May, 2010


Great buys - and what a bargain your birdbath was!

3 May, 2010

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