Hubby the Un-Gardener wanted to pop in to the local ‘red shed’. This is a nickname for a very ubiquitous chain of stores that contain everything imaginable and funny enough are painted red. These stores have somehow managed to embrace our very kiwi-ness and as a chain of stores if it was to suddenly depart it would be noticed in the very core of our culture and society.
So here we were in a retail utopia surrounded by bargains and modestly priced bounty and we all quickly separated. Hubby the Un-Gardener went off in search of the item of his desire, strangely but making me proud the kids headed to the book section and not the toy section.
I bet you can’t guess where I went. Yup – to the garden centre section. I wandered up and down the aisles seeing what was new and taking note of the things I would need later in the season. I didn’t have a list and at this point there wasn’t anything I needed right now. Well I didn’t think there was.
But that was before I came across the clearance table. There were treasures there. Things I didn’t know I needed. Cheap things I didn’t know I needed. Normally this would be end of season bulbs for a couple of dollars or gloves marked down because they have too many. This time is was big stuff. Cool stuff and I don’t know how I have completed my gardening journey thus far without them.
I bought the cutest looking wooden potting bench that will look awesome in my new greenhouse – when I finish building it. And a cool outdoor sink that I need to find somewhere to install as currently my garden doesn’t even have a water supply and I have to have the longest hose in the world to irrigate my garden. But the good news it is will soon have a water supply, even if I have to cobble something together myself. If you buy a sink the water will come!
Although there was something extra special that came with my purchases and Hubby the Un-Gardeners coveted items and that is cardboard packaging. I now have my hands on enough cardboard to sheet mulch my new garden bed…. Yeah I know – another bed… I’m a sucker for a slice of garden.
Come again soon – the greenhouse still waits in pieces.
Sarah the Gardener : o )