Thursday, 26 March 2015

Garden centre goodies

primroses-in-baskets So every March is brimming with presents for me, Mother's Day and then my birthday so I get to go and choose some plants for the garden as part of my gift.
mini-daffodils Still loving the garden centre trolley like he did last year. I'm also still finding it hard to choose,garden centre Beautiful pink camellias, rather pricey though.camellia Lots of different roses. I'm still reeling after my Aldi Peace rose just went black. 99p for a reason folks. Avoid!  shrub roses Spotted laurel. Too local council car park like for me.spotted-laurel Hellebores.....pretty but toxic so won't risk it with my sensory boy.hellebores So much choice. A large polytunnel full of perennials and climbers, ready to start giving oomph to borders.plant-nursery What I wanted was Spring colour so I went for more primroses. I adore them! Pale yellow, the silver laced black primroses, polyanthas, candelabra primulas, primula denticulata (the drumstick primrose), purple pokered and red tipped Primula vialii which have disappeared from my garden and the good old cowslip.

I bought the ones below and was pleased to find the pink and yellow primroses with the slight stripe. They are also possibly my favourite UK flower which incidentally you can vote on at the moment at Plantlife.  What is the nation's favourite wild flower? 

Primroses like slightly damp roots so woodland areas of the garden or by ponds look naturalistic.
I do put some in pots and window boxes but keep well watered. I'm always forgetting with them and am met with a poorly droopy primrose, they do bounce back though.
primroses in all colours clematis Well if you can't travel by garden centre trolley when you're 5, then when can you?trolley-ride On my wishlist are these mini conservatories. In fact so much is on my wishlist; give me garden centre shopping spree rather than clothes shopping any day. Love the smell too - the compost and the damp air, the seasonal displays and the food goods. Terrariums primroses A gorgeous pyramid bay tree that I would love to have on the patio. bay-tree pretty-primroses Just a few plants that I chose: Primroses, a Lupin, mini Tulips and a Chrysanthemum. A few extra bits of Spring for some corners of the garden. I didn't want to buy too much as who knows what will be appearing soon from the ground and I always tend to forget about plants. Just hoping that this year the slugs will leave my lupins well alone.plants

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14 comments:

citygirl101 said...

Oh I do love trips to the garden centre, always so inspiring.
You got a great selection, such lovely colours

dorissander said...

your primroses are so beautiful! especially that dark dark red/purple/black one with the yellow center and white edges. it is stunning!

Gemma Garner said...

Ooooh, lots of lovely plants to choose from! I had a beautiful pink lupin last year but it got mobbed by slugs, caterpillars AND aphids! I really like pale yellow primroses, seeing them always makes me think of Spring :)

Emma Cavill said...

Loveliness everywhere at the garden centre! I love those mini greenhouses too! Not seen them before :) #hdygg

Mammasaurus said...

Gorgeous colours - I'm totally blaming you if I go and splurge a load of money at my local garden centre this morning now! Riding the trolley is always good - be you 5 or 40 ;) Favourite wildflower has to be bluebells - off to vote!
Thanks for joining in again lovely - have a great weekend :)
Now I wonder if there's room for a little cold frame / mini greenhouse on my kitchen window sill, where did I put that tape measure....

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Kriss MacDonald said...

I'm going to now have to tell my family I want a garden centre spree as a birthday present too. We're about to move house so I'm going to have an awfully good excuse to head over to one soon...

Katie Bedlow said...

So good to see the garden centres full of different colours again, for me, daffodils will never become boring! Hooray for spring! Katie x

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Kirsty Hijacked By Twins said...

We love visiting garden centres. We have got many a bargain plant that hasn't done a lot the year we bought it but has bloomed the following year :-) lovely pictures x #HDYGG

Happy Homebird said...

Love it when that happens, a nice surprise!

Happy Homebird said...

Hi Katie, I love daffs, my birthday flower. Yes, it was great to see so much colour and I'm looking forward to going back now to get some more pots and plants. x

Stephanie Robinson said...

Gorgeous primroses - mine have been flowering for ages (since last summer) when I replanted them - i think they must be a bit confused!! And I have to restrict visits to the garden centre as they're very dangerous places ;) #hdygg

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