Monday, 25 January 2016

The Impulse Peony Purchase

Supermarkets are so sneaky.  They have a secret weapon called 'product placement'.   This practise is part psychology, part marketing research, and completely unfair.  For example, they put those chocolate bars right at the checkout counter so even if you managed to steer the shopping cart past the confectionery isle they get you on the way out. 


Even more deviously, they have now put plants directly inside the front doors so you have to walk past the tempting collection of bulbs, pot plants, and tiny shrubs not once but twice!  


So... I managed to resist the check-out chocolate bars but they got me with the £2.50 Sarah Bernhardt peony.  Well, it's worth a punt at that price.  I don't expect to see a great flush of flowers for a year or two... if at all... but there are promising signs of life.  

8 comments:

  1. Far more healthier than the chocolate x

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  2. Oh, it's one of my favourite peonies, and the flowers last well when cut. Enjoy the waiting game (you can go back for chocolate now).

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    1. That these prices I may go back for chocolate and MORE peony plants. :D

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  3. Beautiful.I love peonies. I always think they look like roses but without the thorns!

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    1. When I was a kid it seemed like every garden had peonies. They seem to grow like weeds. I will be happy if this one survives. πŸ˜„

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  4. Sneaky indeed! Cant wait to see this one!!!! Happy night!! Nicole xo

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    1. Let's hope this one makes it! πŸ˜„

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