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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Saturday Car Boot Sale

I'm not sure about going to the Saturday Boot Sale again, it's got SO BIG that I really can't be bothered to look round the whole lot. A long running regular boot sale in Ipswich has just closed down so this could be a reason for the huge increase at Needham Market. It was also so dusty there today with gusts of wind blowing the light sandy soil everywhere,  by the time I'd looked round half and decided that was enough, it felt as if I'd got a mouthful of grit.

Anyway, my hour  yielded a few things from a man with loads of boxes of  house clearance stuff. £1 bought me.............a  tin of tomatoes (random!), some teaspoons (where DO teaspoons go?), a roll of cooking parchment and a plastic jug ( needed for watering things indoors). From elsewhere I bought a new wash-bag for £1....could be a Christmas present and a sheet of 3D decoupage for a card was 20p.


 Then I splashed out on this pot of Osteospermum for £3, just because of the gorgeous colour, which is darker than the photo shows.
The flower bed just outside the conservatory has several purple flowers including an almost black tulip and some Aubretia. There were very dark blue hyacinths earlier. Also in the bed are two large patches of Crocosmia which are taking over, so I'll dig one clump right out, dig in some compost and plant the Osteospermum. Later in the year I'll look out for something else purple flowering and move the other clump of Crocosmia around to the bed under the front window.

Back to entertaining small Grandson ..........an easy job!

Returning forthwith
Sue

















15 comments:

  1. A nice little bargain haul, I buy allsorts of odds and sods, I always rummage in the 20p boxes.

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  2. Love your shopping. It must be exciting to watch your garden grow to see what you have in there already.

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  3. A random lot, but all very useful. I bought a new wash bag last weekend which may be destined as a pressie and I thought I did well with that only costing 40p!
    Lisa x

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  4. Sounds like a great morning out. Love boot sales. The flowers look gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Love that plant. As its Easter I am delaying my visit to the garden centre....

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  6. A good little haul of useful items. I'm looking forward to the car boot season starting here. I'm not sure where teaspoons go either. X

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  7. Osteospermums are lovely plants. That is a stunning colour. I have quite a few in different sorts and colours. Have a peaceful and happy Easter.

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  8. I am very impressed by your £1's worth, and glad to hear that it isn't going into landfill but has got a new incarnation.

    I was a little horrified by your "too big" comment about the car boot sale! For us, as dealers, that would be a GOOD thing!!! Don't ever go to Cheddar Car Boot sale - acres of cars, literally. We have the time of our life there : )

    I love your Osteospermums - I had some on a sunny bank once, but the Welsh weather did for 'em!

    I bought a Russet Apple tree from Morrisons today (only £5) and that will go in a BIG tub to hopefully go with us, when ??? we do sell. They also had a great selection of outdoor plants at just 67p each, so I couldn't resist!

    Happy Easter and I am so glad Col was able to come out and enjoy it at home.

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  9. Lol , Thought it was only me with the teaspoons ,Loving the purple plant , I will be visiting some boot sales for plants soon , The garden centres are so expensive unless you can find some reduced xxx

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  10. Super thanks - now I know what my plant with the dark red flowers is (was a cutting from my Folks). Hope you both have a Happy Easter - wonderful that Colin is home, xx.

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  11. We have an extra large bootfair local to us. Because the people who run the fair only let cars in between a stated hour and half after that the gates are closed for the buyers to queue. When we get in we go to the furthest car at the bottom of the field and stroll back to the car stopping at interesting cars and tables on the way.

    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  12. Love that osteospermum such a beautiful colour, would not have the patience to wander round car boot sales but your bargains are certainly bargains!



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  13. Good haul of stuff. The plant is a lovely deep colour isnt it. It would look fabulous against something acid green like ladies mantle

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  14. That purple daisy is on my list.

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  15. Another good and useful haul Sue.

    Hoping I haven't missed your birthday and sending you lots of good wishes-x-

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