Plants for my flat

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Thursday 8 January 2004 12.28pm

I have moved into Borough I need to green up my flat a bit with houseplants.

I do not have access to a car and would rather support a small retailer than a giant garden centre (or Tesco, Sainsburys etc.).

Where can I buy reasonably priced houseplants in SE1 please?

(I've been warned against the vendor in the Elephant and Castle shopping centre)

Thursday 8 January 2004 12.43pm
what's wrong with the stall in E&C
I bought a rubber plant there about two years ago, very cheap and still thriving
Is there something I need to know??!!
Thursday 8 January 2004 12.50pm
oh, and I think there is a plant stall at the East Street Market on Saturdays, as well as one at Borough Market.
Thursday 8 January 2004 12.52pm
Or Borough market, the plant shop on the corner (can't miss it, right by tube exit).
Thursday 8 January 2004 1.33pm
Blackwood street, small turning off east street market sunday morning...or theres several stalls actually in the market.....

Thursday 8 January 2004 2.47pm
You might like to check out Roots and Shoots but I don't think they are open until a little later in the year.

They mostly sell garden plants but they have others grown in their greenhouses.
Thursday 8 January 2004 3.08pm
Go round to your neighbours to introduce yourself.

Take a bottle of wine and a sharp knife (maybe a pocket knife, well hidden at first, is best).

Back at home, get some rooting compound and a pot with compost ready before you go.

After the friendly introductions, and a few drinks, get the knife out (slowly now) and invite yourself to take a few cuttings frmo your neighbours.

Free. Friendly. Fun. And no carrying big pots back from the shops.

...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.
Thursday 8 January 2004 3.33pm
I'd go to the man at the E&C. bargain prices.
Thursday 8 January 2004 3.42pm
B & Q have some as well and they are very cheap.
Friday 9 January 2004 10.06am
Hey many thanks one and all

You can all come around for a cherry tomatoe and rosemary salad when the baby plants have become juicy mothers


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