Thursday, 10 May 2012

I'm so glad I'm not a plant snob..............

lol - or I may have missed out on this beauty

This cost me the grand sum of £1 in Morrisons supermarkt the other night. Isn't it perfectly lovely?  It has a label saying it's an auricula, but that's as far as it goes. As I say, I'm no plant snob, and I don't buy my plants because of their name or associations/supposed associations. I'll buy some having been inspired by something/someone/a book - yes, but I won't go on and on and wax more than lyrical with overblown nonsense about them -

 'Oh yes, My Madame Hermione Grainger is just romping away over the sunporch you know, and the underplanting of  sage Hugh Fearnley Oliver is just divine, don't you know!!'

There are no name labels in my garden apart from some nice copper labels ( acquired from the tip, no less lol) on the specimen trees with a thought for those who may come behind me.

Big lol at the plant snobs from me. I buy plants because I like them.

ps - I got two very pretty clematis at £1.79 each and two pure white delphiniums for £3 as well ; a couple of weeks ago I got two dicentras for £1.50 each too - always worth a rootle around in the supermarkets for them. Their trees are very good too, I 've had several over the years - silver birch for £2, apples for £5. Sometimes, there are more plants than food in the trolley, but I see it as food for the soul................... just waiting for the rain to stop now. I am re-doing the area outside the kitchen, so want to get all my new plants in there, so I have a packed and colourful bed to look at while I'm washing up. Simple pleasures - you can;t put a name tag on them, can you?


Jane and Chris said...

I'm looking at all the beautiful dandelions in my garden,knowing they will make the most fabulous wine.If I were a flower snob I'd miss out on the wine!
Jane x

Down by the sea said...

I love bargains especially plant ones!I'll have to takea trip to Morrisons!