Holding Ourselves Back


This morning's atrocious weather cleared away sufficiently by 11am for Threadspider and I to have a throroughly enjoyable 'field trip' to our local garden centre. We started with a revitalising mug of coffee plus cake and then ventured outside for a plant and pot inspection in bright sunshine. Scented plant displays were a particularly strong feature as were the delightfully kitsch giant cup and saucer planters complete with spring flower arrangements. We had to stop ourselves from buying up the complete seed section though. Promises of seed swaps and returning later with our wish lists just about kept us in check. However, I did impulse buy an untried variety of red veined Sorrel for the plot, plus a gorgeous variety of black Violas. We also managed to liberate a number of free recipe cards masquerading as seed packets on one of the stands :0

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  1. My local garden centre is closed all of January to tidy up and restock.
    By the way were you interested in the RHS diary? If so I'll make sure your name goes in the hat!

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  2. Hi Flighty,

    I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. Presumably their reasoning is that not many people want to buy garden stuff in January?

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