Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Now as you all know mummy has a large garden to look after. It is a good thing that she likes to garden, but sometimes, she says it is like doing outdoor housework. Like all gardeners, she has a place to repot her plants and grow cuttings.
Now, as you all know mummy is rather
cheap frugal and doesn’t like to spend too much money on plants. So, imagine her joy when she was at the Warehouse (think Wal-Mart for our American readers) and found 12 spinach plants for a $1. Sure they looked withered but mummy was sure she could revive them with a bit of tender love and care. She re-potted them in good quality potting mix and gave them a long drink of worm-wee. Needless to say they are looking much better.
When her and daddy went on their recent garden tour, she purchased one hosta plant for $15. A lot of money
according to daddy, but mummy was sure that she could split the plant into more plants and sure enough she did.
Another bargain mummy found was again at the Warehouse. She brought two golf ball Pittosporum for $2 each. Sure, they didn’t look their best, but with a bit of pruning and feeding they would come right. They retail at over $20 each. Not that my
cheap mother would pay that amount of money for one plant.
Another bargain, mummy found was a Pachysandra terminalis for which she paid $10, but managed to get four plants for her money.
Love from Jasper and Nellie, the two bestest maremmas in all the land.