My 10p bargain

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My 10p bargain
« on: July 01, 2011, 08:32 »
I bought a Gloxinia bulb last year when we were selling off the last few summer bulbs at work for 10p each.  It had started sprouting in the bag but seemed OK otherwise.

Last year it made loads of leaves and the tuber was much bigger and fatter when I took it back out of the compost and the end of the year.

Look at it this year............I'm thrilled  :D  Got me 10p worth I think  :D


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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 08:34 »
That's really pretty New Shoot! :D
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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 09:16 »
Lovely.........now I want one :D

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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 10:40 »
Lovely, what a bargain! :)

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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 11:24 »
That's gorgeous... and I want one too!!  :D
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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2011, 16:50 »
Gorgeous :D

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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 21:36 »
Oh New Shoot, that's fab....and even better for 10p, think I may well have a pootle to the garden centre and see if I can find me a bargain too!

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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 21:38 »
beautiful :D

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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2011, 07:37 »
Thank you for your comments  :)  I've always been a bit black thumbed when it comes to houseplants, but I'm trying to improve my skills.

The summer flowering bulbs arrive in garden centres Dec/Jan - they usually go out January.  They start being reduced around April/May but they may be a few still lurking around in some centres.  I think full price the Gloxinia was only 2.50ish, so not much to lay out for such a show  :)  May treat myself to a white one next Jan  ;)

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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2011, 15:11 »
Cracking bargain! it's amazing what you can pick up cheap when places are selling off the end of stock/season stuff!
Kate
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Re: My 10p bargain
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2011, 19:54 »
I wouldnt mind 50p worth
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