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10 September 2011

On offer at the garden centre

Most people visit garden centres on a fine day. I know I do. If it's raining I prefer to be somewhere dry, like at home. Not for me is the wandering round potted plants and shrubs getting soaked.

It was a sunny day on my last visit. I'd gone for more herbs, rosemary being the main one but I tossed in a parsley plant and a couple of mints, the spearmint and apple ... I adore potatoes boiled with apple mint. Naturally parsley is required for making parsley sauce but it's also my signature ... if there's not a sprig on the plate my Guy raises a questioning eyebrow. Anyhow, that's not what I wanted to show you.

At the checkout, goods paid for and packed in the trolley, the assistant handed over a slip of paper. I had to read both sides to get the idea. Here's the pics. Sorry they're crumpled. I was about to chuck them in the trash bin when I realised there was a two sided message.


Next time I intend going on a rainy day.

9 comments:

Akelamalu said...

What a great idea!

Kath said...

An offer worth taking I'd say!

Brian Miller said...

ha, that is fun...yeah you get extra when raining so might as well wait...

Montanagirl said...

I believe I would too!

Ron said...

OMG...how FUNNY!!!!

Yeah, it definitely would pay (less) to go on a rainy day!

And btw, I LOVE rosemary! The smell and taste are divine!

Happy Sunday, Valerie!

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Star said...

Now isn't that a good idea! I love garden centres too and I don't mind a bit if it is raining.
I've never tried apple mint! ordinary mint yes, but not apple mint. Must try it now...
When I next go and it should have been today, but I was lazy, I need to get some flower pots to pot up my geraniums for the winter.

Valerie said...

Hi all, thank you for your comments. Interestingly I need to visit the centre again, do I or don't I wait for a rainy day?

Ron, I cooked lamb steaks with rosemary today... it was DELICIOUS.

faye said...

Too funny Val....next time put on your rain gear
and start stomping about.

L. D. Burgus said...

What a cool idea. Just go on rain days and get a discount for each return visit.