We do love a bargain, especially if it's this ridiculously good...
|Five trees for a fiver! Even Twinkles was impressed!|
We spotted this fantastic bargain last Saturday in Poplars Garden Centre when we visited to buy some compost. They wanted to clear out some old stock to make way for new ones and several trees that didn't look perfect last year simply had to go this year. And when they want plants gone, they don't mess around with price reductions!
|Hardy, deciduous trees that are and look exotic! If you like the look of Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' then you're likely to like this one|
|If you like the look of Cercidiphyllum japonicum f. pendulum then you're likely to find this attractive too (just ignore the pink flowers in the spring)|
|A tree with relatively big leaves and purple too!|
|Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' when in leaf|
It was a good selection of trees too that were reduced, most were relatively small growing trees with gorgeous habit and foliage. They were all still leafless, which made us suspect that they were likely to be actually dead hence the huge reduction but checking them up close they were full of buds ready to burst to life in the next few days or so. When we asked a member of staff why they were reduced she said they were simply not 'perfect looking' enough hence they had to go.
|Small buds, big promises|
|Do you find the Indian Bean Tree, Catalpa bignioides attractive? Then you're likely to be attracted to this too. The fifth tree with no photo of the tag is Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst'|
|One of them, the Forest Pansy, and our second one in the garden (see My Favourite Pansy) immediately found a home|