In the post the other day was a small catalogue from Marshalls -The Vegetable and Fruit Company. I love browsing through plant and seed catalogues so settled down for a read.
Looking at some of the prices I realised just how much a person could spend if tempted to buy some of the new things that have been developed.
(All pictures from The Marshalls May Catalogue and website, and they are not paying me to mention them ...unfortunately!)
White Blackberries £19.98 for 3 plants
My thought "Why white blackberries?
A large supposedly extra prolific Blueberry
£12.99 for one plant
To go with the white blackberry you could have a black raspberry
That's another £9.99
They've come up with a type of Rhubarb that doesn't go dormant in the summer
Rhubarb Livingstone £14.99
A standard Gooseberry so you don't have to bend to pick them
That will be £22.99 please
And that's just for starters.
Then there is a lemon tree for £19.99 but it is between 3 and 4 foot tall which is probably more likely to produce fruit sooner than my lemon "tree" which came as an extra for £2.99 when I bought other things from some random garden catalogue earlier this year.
( Edited in to say that because some people had problems reading my blog because adding a Wordpress blog belonging to my penfriend onto my reading list somehow pushed my blog to a strip down the side, must be something to do with her picture. So apologies D I've had to take your blog off the side)