I did so well yesterday. After an early morning yoga class I wandered by Tesco in search of clementines and came out with a sage plant and three rosemary bushes. Reduced from £2.00 each to 20p each. Yup, a mere 20p for a healthy plant. I'd have bought a few more if it hadn't been for the fact I was cycling home. I was loaded up like a pack-horse on the journey back. A rucksack of groceries on my back and another bag slung across the body. The sage got slightly mussed up by being stuffed in a bag, but all survived.
It's great when supermarkets sell off their healthy plants cheaply, but it's so annoying when they reduce prices because staff have failed to water plants properly over the previous few days. Aldi and Lidl seem the worst for this. I've lost count of the times I've tutted irritably (like the middle aged woman I am!) at trays of plants wilting from lack of basic care.
Those I can't point the finger and look judgemental too much - some of my seedlings nearly expired in their propagator trays yesterday. The conservatory is freezing in winter and fiendishly hot on a sunny day. I'd gone out, leaving the propagator lids on, and come home to the plants limp as week old lettuce. I spritzed 'em all with water and crossed my fingers. Most survived, but I did lose a few basil seedlings. Sorry little guys. I'll have to remember to lift the lids off on any day that's bright enough to raise the temperature inside.
Maybe I just need to fill the conservatory with cacti and have done with it? They'd be perfectly happy with being watered once in a blue moon.
Moved from a garden-less city flat in the South West to a Yorkshire village in 2016. I now have a garden ... of sorts.