Friday, 21 June 2019

How sad.

I was in the town the other day, opposite the bank is B & M Discount Store. What a sad sight to see trolleys full of dead and dying plants lined up on the pavement outside the shop. Reduced stickers had been put on most of the pots, but they weren't fit to even give away. The only place for these is the compost heap. 
Why do B & M order so many, then the staff leave them to die. What a waste of money, waste of plastic and packaging, waste of staff wages both at the store and the garden centre where they were grown. A waste of transport costs, wages and diesel. What a complete waste of time. 




Why haven't they been watered and looked after? Such a shame, sad to see so many dying plants.  ilona :o(

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  1. I often comment on this when we go to the supermarket. I give up sometimes on people.
    Briony
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    1. Yes, it's disheartening. I told the staff at Aldi once that their plants needed watering. Their answer was they had done it in the morning, and didn't have the staff to do it again.

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    2. I was at. Morrisons one day and the man was reducing the Fuchsias down to 10p each because they were dry and looked dead. I brought 10 home and they are looking lovely now and another bonus was they were in recycled pots. I must say that Morrisons plants are usually very healthly.
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  2. That's the worst case of supermarket plant waste I've seen. Crazy

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    1. I didn't take a photo of the whole shop front, but there were four trolleys of dead plants, and other trolleys with those starting to wilt.

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  3. our Aldi's have dying plants as well. awful to see them dried out when they only need watering

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  4. Totally agree with you,nI wish they would leave plant sales to nurseries and garden centres, there would be uproar if those places started selling meat and alcohol.

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  5. I see the same thing happen here. I've rescued quite a number of plants. Another thing I've noticed is that the shops sell seedlings out of season e.g. it is winter here and there are still basil and chilli plants for sale. Such a waste.

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  6. I noticed at the Home Depot store the other day that they were no longer selling any starter flowers or veges in 4" pots. You had to buy the bigger and more expensive 6" pot. I think one reason for it may have been to stop this sort of thing happening as small pots with just media mix in them dry out very fast in the summer. Aloha

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  7. A similar sight greeted me in B&M at Spondon, Ilona. Such a shame. Like you said, only fit for the compost bin.

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  8. Got 2 lovely rose bushes for 10p each from Sainsbury because they were out of date look lovely in my garden after the rain didn't know plants went out of date lol world's gone mad

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  9. I’ve r century co plaited about this to my local Asda supermarket twice within the last few weeks! I was more surprised today when I went in and found that even more plants had been left to die of thirst! More so given the amount of rain we have had of late. Tut tut. Shame on th see stores! So many places are trying to reduce their carbon footprint and then they allow this. Tsk tsk.

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  10. Allison, Victoria, BC22 June 2019 at 02:17

    Such a waste of more than just the seedlings, as you say! :-(

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  11. Adli are guilty of this aswell.I asked why they didnt water the plants and they said in case someone slips on the water that runs through them on to the floor.They dont seem to even reduce them when they are starting to die...unless Ive missed that.If they put them down to 10p then people would take a chance on trying to revive them.But it seems as though they would rather let them rot away!.A Pound shop in Brighton had got one living pot out of about 12 that were stood there,so I think that had just been put out.The rest were dead and shriveled up.It is such a waste!!xx

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  12. the B&Ms in Motherwell is the exact same I cant really blame the staff they are always working their butts off but something needs to be done by the management its upsetting to think that these plants have been nurtured only to be left to die for want of watering....

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  13. Our Wilkinsons is just as bad, they reduce them to 10p but they're not even fit to try and revive, it makes me both angry and sad,what a waste Ilona.

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  14. that's terrible; have seen the same outside shops here. I went specifically to Asda recently for their plant selection - unf all the plants had been stuck outside exposed to all the elements in a wind tunnel, and dead as donuts. Such a shame but i refuse to pay full price for half-dead clematis...

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  15. Sad, and you are right...a waste. The world is too much into throwing away and not caring.

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  16. Bit of tlc and alot of of those flowers could be saved

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  17. All the poor things need is a good drink and most of them will bounce right back

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  18. Supermarkets never care for plants. Shouldn't sell them if not going to keep in good condition. Great if you know day they arrive our Aldi it's Thursday so in good condition if you buy them then but after a few days dry as bone. Ridiculous.

    I have an issue with clothes shops too masses and masses of stock everywhere, the market is flooded with clothes, left unsold and then reduced. Far too much being produced. Most of them I wouldn't want if a quarter of the price. That's fashion I guess.

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  19. You are so right Ilona its a shame they have been neglected a good watering and they would have been fine. Plants need care and attention. Hope you are well and your sweet fur babies. Love Liz Amy and Gentle Benny.xxx

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