Thursday, 20 February 2014

Garden Centre Retail Therapy

It's been a hard winter.  I know, I don't need to tell you that.  You already know.  If you live in Britain you've probably been flooded out and battered by the gale force winds.  If you are in the States you've probably been in a blizzard and a deep freeze.  This winter has been harsh no matter where you live. 


We've been doing all we can to help the little birds and mammals who have visited our garden through the brutal weather.   I can't tell you how many pounds of sunflower seeds we've gotten through.


I don't know how much longer the bird feeders will hold up to the battering winds.  One feeder has already given up the ghost.  It was time to replenish our supplies so I made a quick trip to the local garden centre.


You who know me well will say I am frugal.  Those who know me really well will say I am parsimonious, but there is nothing like a trip to the garden centre to loosen the purse strings.


I really only meant to buy bird seed.....


Oh well, I suppose there isn't anything wrong with a little bit of retail therapy!


8 comments:

  1. If you're going to spend money, the garden centre in spring is a good place to do it!

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    1. We all need a few spring flowers, don't you think?

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  2. Spring bulbs are a lovely reminder that spring is on its way.I can't resist them either!

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    1. I can't wait to see the shaggy blooms on those little daffodils.

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  3. love todays post, and think it must be time for me to follow suit. Spring is coming, I can feel it. I can see the evidence too, as things are beginning to move in my garden. Time to rake out the gardening gloves (or do I need some new ones...hmmm)

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    1. I think you should treat yourself to a new pair of gardening gloves. I saw some which were covered in delicate blossoms...SO pretty!

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    1. Ah yes, but you have that wonderful snow!

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