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Half price in Wilko

Today (Louth branch) all their spring bulbs are half price- so most are £1.25

A few small cacti for 25 or 50 pence

Also green wellies @ £5
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  • RASRAS Forumite
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    Didn't spot the cacti yesterday but wouldn't have been able to carry them anyway.

    Picked up the wellies as spares last week, and bee-keeping boots next summer; neoprene is not fun over 25 degrees even if they are great under 5 degrees.

    And was heading to a monthly meeting when I realised that the town hosts a large Wilkos where bulbs have previously been available, unlike my city stores. Grabbed some to go with the others I bought earlier elsewhere in the season. 

    Bulbs all half price though the wellies were £5 instead of £12, which is a clue to quality. But OK for beekeeping.
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  • happytrump12happytrump12 Forumite
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    Ooo im local. I'll pop in tomorrow and see what's left x
  • droopsnootdroopsnoot Forumite
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    I've just been in my local Wilkos, bulbs are half marked price, and seeds are 5p a packet. I don't really know what Rocket is (though I have heard of it) but it looks like I'll be growing some next year.
  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    Dropsnoot go to the supermarket to see what rocket looks like  :)

    Home grown is way better though.

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    droopsnootdroopsnoot Forumite
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    edited 14 November at 1:13PM
    I've got the photo on the packet, that'll be enough until it grows up. Just hope I can distinguish between that and all the other weeds that turn up in my vegetable patch. :)

  • KatiehoundKatiehound Forumite
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    Rocket- strangely all the stuff in the supermarkets says 'wild!' Cultivated and wild?? 
    Quite small leaves and strong peppery taste- and not cheap..
    Quite distinctive leaf shape mainly
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  • RASRAS Forumite
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    Wild rocket (diplotaxis) is a short-lived perennial, rocket (eruca) is an annual/biannual if it gets through winter. It'll survive outside in winter with a little protection. Wild rocket had smaller and hotter leaves.

    Both are quite spicy.
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  • FosterdogFosterdog Forumite
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    My local Wilko was disappointing, no seeds at all and only a few bulbs left. I did manage to get some already sprouting saffron crocus though, I haven't had any luck finding stock of them anywhere and wanted to give them a try this year so hopefully they'll make it.
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    I don't make the same mistake twice. I like to make it 5 or 6 times, you know, just to be sure.
  • KatiehoundKatiehound Forumite
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    there were still some packets of bulbs yesterday.

    I never saw any cheap seeds at all- I think they would have gone weeks/ months ago as this is a small store and they were filling their shelves with all the 'seasonal' stuff so lack of shelf space often dictates what is reduced.
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