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I went to my local B & Q the other day to pick up a couple of bits including a impulse purchase of a 125ltr bag of multipurpose compost (the quality is definitely better this year) which was only three quid because of a tiny rip in the top of the bag but back on topic they had a few more adventurous plants than usual. There were the normal plain green chamaerops and trachycarpus and of course phoenix c but along with them they had a few chamaerops cerifera about 2 feet tall priced at £40 which is expensive for the size but good to see them stock them. But even more surprising were a couple of dasylirion serratifolium about 3 feet tall (90cm) also at £40 which was not too expensive in my opinion as they were nice plants and I almost bought one but just not enough of a bargain, a longissimum or wheeleri would have been a different story. They also had quite a good selection of potted dicksonia antartica complete with fronds ranging from 12-18 inch for £40, 24-28 inch for I believe £70 and a couple of 36-40 inch ones £90 which certainly are not bargains but if they do not sell quickly or die from neglect may be reduced later. I could not take any photos sadly because I had left my iphone at home. The good news is this is a better selection than this store has had in the past so I hope it continues and they stock even more less common exotics in the future and they reduce their prices and have more sales (buy 2 get 3) lol as it can only be a good thing?
- Yorkshire Kris
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That is good news. Never seen a Dasy in a DIY store before.