‘Twas a day off work today and after a lovely long lie in, I popped down to Wood Green to look at one shop in particular to what’s turning into a yearly pilgrimage to the shop that has it all: Wilkinson’s. I go there throughout the year, but after the sale has died down in January, Wilko’s start bringing out their gardening stock. I swear their stock gets bigger and better every year too. I couldn’t actually buy anything as I’m skint until I get paid next week, but I just wondered around the aisles of glory and wondered what I spend all my wages on next week.
If you have a store nearby, I suggest you pop down soon. They have their usual buy one get one free on seeds and a huge amount of bulbs and flower tubers on sale. There’s also a decent amount of soft fruit. There are gooseberries selling at £2 each and there are raspberries, grapes, oranges, blackberries and figs. They’re all tiny, of course, but will soon grow into strong plants in a couple of years. Two and a bit years ago, I bought a bird of paradise plant from Wilkinsons and it’s doing amazingly well. I still don’t expect it to flower for another few years, but it’s the healthiest plant I have.
Their equpment stock has increased too. There’s the usual spades and forks, but they have a few other things too. Mini three tiered greenhouses and the thing I have my eye on – and aluminum cold frame for only £20. I doubt the quality will be amazing, but it’s perfect for keeping just outside the flat. There only seems to be only one in the shop, so please people, don’t go and buy it. It’s mine.
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