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GREVILLE

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by GREVILLE » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:28 pm

Flog'em on at profit, Arlon. Go back to B+Q after and empty the store :lol:

flounder

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by flounder » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:31 pm

Wow, nice one. Can you ask felt tip man if he wants a job in the Brighton branch?

tropicalwon

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by tropicalwon » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:01 pm

Flip, flop & fly.... you lucky person......unbelievable price for that lot icon_thumleft

dino

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by dino » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:38 pm

I've never seen cycads in our one. Brilliant buys icon_thumright

dorothy

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by dorothy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:35 pm

dino wrote:I've never seen cycads in our one. Brilliant buys icon_thumright
Dito! I popped into the one near me this morning and they have nothing tropical wise, just a few Pheonix for £12. I did get some Hebe's for 50p though and when I went to Morrison's got some Agapanthas for £2 a pot. Might have a look at the bigger BQ tomorrow after work.

Been a long while since I've looked through your blog so that is my after dinner plan tonight icon_study icon_study

cordyman

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by cordyman » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:43 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote: SNIP

v nice!

i called my local b+q and asked are they lowering the palm mass tomb, they said no half price and thats it ! LOL

dorothy

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by dorothy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:54 pm

Well I have spent all night going through your blog from start to finish.You have done an amazing job in such a short time! I cannot believe how great it looks and the way you have managed to get things to look so well together.I'm not good at designing but you have given me some good ideas.Doubt it will ever look as good as your though. icon_salut icon_salut

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Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:11 am

Thank you Dorothy, thats very kind of you to comment. icon_thumleft
cordyman wrote: i called my local b+q and asked are they lowering the palm mass tomb, they said no half price and thats it ! LOL
Don't give up Cordy (or anyone). The chap in the Cardiff store did say that if stores need the room for the incoming spring stock then they will clear the benches and discount heavily. Newport branch cleared a few weeks ago and i missed out but Cardiff are blitzing theirs now in readiness for the weekend i suspect.
I'm planning on going back this morning as its only minutes away . After showing the mrs the plants and holding up the £3 variegated fatsia, she commented......"you can't buy a tray of bedding plants for that"............so i got the official approval to go back and get more but i suspect there won't be much if anything left .

cordyman

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by cordyman » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:12 pm

Image


is this curved palm on the right coming into the pic a jelly palm?

cordyman

Re: Arlon's Garden Blog "n" Banter

Post by cordyman » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:19 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:Had to take a saw to a Butia Eriospatha . First pic was a few weeks ago, 2nd as is now. Spear

pulled leaving a hole which is constantly filled with water. Went downhill pretty quick and despite there being a few green fronds left, i felt it better to chop it back to good growth before it rotted any further. Gave it a dose of H202 and its now covered with a cloche to keep it dry.........

ah think this might be it, did it survive in the end?

cordyman

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by cordyman » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:26 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:Thank you Dorothy, thats very kind of you to comment. icon_thumleft
cordyman wrote: i called my local b+q and asked are they lowering the palm mass tomb, they said no half price and thats it ! LOL
Don't give up Cordy (or anyone). The chap in the Cardiff store did say that if stores need the room for the incoming spring stock then they will clear the benches and discount heavily. Newport branch cleared a few weeks ago and i missed out but Cardiff are blitzing theirs now in readiness for the weekend i suspect.
I'm planning on going back this morning as its only minutes away . After showing the mrs the plants and holding up the £3 variegated fatsia, she commented......"you can't buy a tray of bedding plants for that"............so i got the official approval to go back and get more but i suspect there won't be much if anything left .

i may go on a weekly basis before weekend to have a quick poke :lol:

Delboy

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by Delboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:43 am

cordyman wrote:Image
Wow, impressive Phoenix canariensis_CIDP!!

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Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:46 am

[quote="cordyman"
is this curved palm on the right coming into the pic a jelly palm?[/quote]
cordyman wrote: i may go on a weekly basis before weekend to have a quick poke :lol:
Butia Odorata icon_thumleft

I would Cordy. I asked the manager yesterday why they sell off perfectly good palms / plants for peanuts when in a couple of weeks they'll have the same stuff in at full price. Its all to do with the contracts they have with the nurseries / suppliers and B&Q guarantee to take a minimum annual quantity and also guarantee to have the space available in store ready for delivery. As a result , any old stock is sold off firsty at half price and as the delivery time gets closer they reduce again to the point where they practically give it away . Anything left unsold after that is then generally skipped.

After going back yesterday for a second trip, i came away with the following..............

Another 3no Chamaerops at £4 each ( normally £14.98)
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3no Nerium Oleander's at £2 each (normally 12.98)
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and another 3no fatsia japonica variegata at £3 each ( normally £9.98 each)
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Not a bad haul , i just hope all you lads 'n' lasses have similar luck if you're still hunting........ icon_thumleft

Delboy

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by Delboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:03 am

:shock: How cheap!

I've had some bargains in the past, about £100's worth for £30.
Not been this winter, i want to go now lol.

pdid

Re: Arlons Blog: Palm bargains

Post by pdid » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:14 am

Good stuff, I went into Preston yesterday and everything was still half price except for a load of carex at £1 a pot :evil:

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