Nice plants for £1 in Poundland, Romford
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Nice plants for £1 in Poundland, Romford

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Found 5th Jan 2015
A good variety of very healthy and nice plants for £1 in Poundland.

What caught my eyes was the Echinacea Purpurea, Last year I bought some seeds, costing more than £2 and even to this date, I have yet to see one Echinacea flower. These are perennial and I bought a bag with 3 plants inside, with beautiful robust roots. This is the right time to buy these plants. Also available are mushroom kits, roses (climbing and floribunda), currants, strawberry, hollyhock... Four years ago, I bought some serrated or frilly petalled Oriental Poppies from Poundland.. Really good stuff!

Echinaceas are magnet for bees and butterflies as well - good for our farming, especially orchards...

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Voted hot, I read it as 'nice pants'

Can I plant then out now or will the frost kill them?

glad this is up,I've just got in and bought loads of the above in pound land nottingham today. loads left

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morpheus

Can I plant then out now or will the frost kill them?



I am no expert; but I have already potted them up and leave them in my lean-to! I don't think they need the shock although they might not die. I am thinking of selling one to recoup my £1!

" Last year I bought some seeds, costing more than £2 and even to this date, I have yet to see one Echinacea flower."

You may need to wait some years yet. I have a few and one particular type has yet to flower about 5 years after germinating. Another, well that flowered earlier...'only' 3 years after germination.

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Meathotukdeals

" Last year I bought some seeds, costing more than £2 and even to this … " Last year I bought some seeds, costing more than £2 and even to this date, I have yet to see one Echinacea flower."You may need to wait some years yet. I have a few and one particular type has yet to flower about 5 years after germinating. Another, well that flowered earlier...'only' 3 years after germination.



Are you serious?! I am depressed. I am already depressed over my handkerchief tree seeds Davida Involucrata (??). I was so excited that I picked up some seeds, only to read that most of them won't flower 10 years after germination. By that time, I might be dead as a dodo. One lady kindly said to be that at least I started something... Ooops!

aym280

Are you serious?! I am depressed. I am already depressed over my … Are you serious?! I am depressed. I am already depressed over my handkerchief tree seeds Davida Involucrata (??). I was so excited that I picked up some seeds, only to read that most of them won't flower 10 years after germination. By that time, I might be dead as a dodo. One lady kindly said to be that at least I started something... Ooops!



Well you could look at it another way. Because they took so long to flower, when they do, it will be a special occasion to enjoy all the more. Something to look forward to rather than being depresed about it. ? I grow all kinds. I have plant losses. Just an excuse to try something else!

But for the hankerchief...well the clue is in the 'tree' bit of the name

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Have you tried Mozo Bamboo? I've got the seeds but I am worried that there might be a war with the rifle-totting neighbours who think it is normal to play golf, hockey five feet away from my lean-to (all glass!) I still have 3 or 4 golf balls in my garden! What have you lost and let me gauge how much a green finger you are!X)

aym280

Have you tried Mozo Bamboo? I've got the seeds but I am worried that … Have you tried Mozo Bamboo? I've got the seeds but I am worried that there might be a war with the rifle-totting neighbours who think it is normal to play golf, hockey five feet away from my lean-to (all glass!) I still have 3 or 4 golf balls in my garden! What have you lost and let me gauge how much a green finger you are!X)



Hello, thought of you today and sought out the thread we spoke on. I didn't know you had replied to me. Sorry about that. Anyway Wilko have a few Echinacea roots.

A pack of two Magnus (one which I lost I think due to rampant Pulmonaria and Geums tho still have a photo of it over the mantlepiece so not totally lost) for £1.75 and a bag of three 'mixed' for iirc £2.

Just thought you may be interested and to get them before the in store temps get them prematurely growing (too warm for them).

Don't worry. You're not obliged to buy any!

Not tried that bamboo btw.

There is a gardening thread here and a bit of a look at my garden you can gauge me by (_;)

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