Monday 20 December 2010

Arthur Bell

I have been looking for a yellow rose which can be grown in a container for some time now. On Saturday, we went to Homebase and found they were reducing many plants, as well as lots of other items. I was lucky enough to pick up this rose, Arthur Bell, which had started off at £9.99, then was reduced to £3.33 and was just being marked down to 50p as I passed by. The label states that it's a bush rose and can be grown in a container. It's a repeat flowering rose and is strongly scented. I thought the sales were supposed to start after Christmas but I don't seem to have done too badly here, a 95% reduction.

I'd just like to thank everyone who pops by my blog. I'm so lucky that I have many regular readers who comment often and who I class as friends, but there are many more readers who never leave a comment. Every visit and comment is very much appreciated. I'd like to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2011, and here's to a successful growing season too.


  1. There's nothing like a bargain is there. Happy Christmas to you too

  2. That's a fantastic bargain Jo - well done - let's hope that many of the things in our gardens will survive through to 2011.

  3. Wow, what a bargin that rose was. I was hoping there would be a few bargains to be picked up before all the new stock comes in after the christmas decorations have disappeared, but I haven't been so lucky yet.

  4. And a happy New Year to you too! We just came home with a bottle of Arthur Bell's famous tipple for the festivities! Our favourite warmer-upper after a chilly winter walk over the holiday season.

  5. Goodness, Jo that is a bargain!

    A very Happy Christmas to you and your family too!

    Such a shame you won't have your own Christmas spuds this year.


  6. Superb bargain Jo, have a great Christmas!

  7. Great Bargain!!!!! Nadolig Llawen - Merry Christmas in Welsh!!!

  8. Well done you! I will have to visit Homebase soon ~ normally only a ten minute walk but don't know how long it would take me to skate there at the moment:) I hope that you and your family enjoy Christmas Jo and wishing you good growing in 2011 xxx

  9. Lucky you! I hope it does well for you. I do love roses.

  10. I feel happy for the Rose, as well as for you! How sad would it be if that poor plant was destroyed because no-one would buy it even at such a knock-down price? Let's hope it goes on to repay you with some fine blooms next Summer.
    Happy Christmas Jo; looking forward to more good stuff on your blog after the holiday.

  11. Wow, that's a fantastic price. I have an Arthur Bell in my garden and it does very well with lots of flowers. Its one of my favourite roses. Best wishes for the holidays, Kelli.

  12. I love a bargain and that was a brilliant one. Have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2011 from Kent. Amanda x

  13. Thanks, Su. I'm always on the look out for a bargain.

    I hope they survive too, Green Lane Allotments. The frost has been thick here for days now with no sign of any let up.

    I thought they'd wait to make any reductions until after Christmas, HappyPlotter. I was lucky that I just stumbled on this bargain.

    Thank you, Vegetable Heaven. Enjoy your Arthur Bell's, I think you'll definitely need a warmer upper in this weather.

    Thank you, Jeanne. I still haven't checked the potato containers so it might be that there are a few there, we'll have to wait and see.

    Thanks, Damo. It's not often that I come across such a good bargain.

    Thank you, Nellilou. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

    Thank you, Anna. I don't usually visit Homebase, it's not local, but I might have to go a bit more often if they have bargains like this.

    This is the first rose I've had, Kat, though I've been looking out for a yellow one for some time. I'm hoping that it does ok in a container.

    Thanks, Mark. They had loads more roses at 50p too. I do hope they get snapped up. There was a climber which I would have liked but nowhere to plant it.

    Thank you, Kelli. It's nice to know that your Arthur Bell does well and gives lots of blooms as I picked it up on impulse without having read up on it. I hope mine does as well as your's.

    Thanks, Amanda. It looked like Homebase was having a good clearout, there was lots of things around the store reduced.

  14. Lucky you, that's a real bargain. I love yellow roses and really must get one for the plot.
    I always enjoy reading your posts and commenting on them Here's to many more! Flighty xx

  15. Thanks for your lovely comments, Flighty. I love yellow roses too, I was very lucky to pick up such a bargain.

  16. wow...what a Bargain. I hope it grows well for you!!

  17. That is a great bargain! I am sure the rose will grow perfectly on your garden.

    Merry Christmas and a very happy new Year!

  18. Thanks, Tanya. I don't have any experience with roses so I'll be winging it a bit.

    A belated Merry Christmas to you too, fer. Happy new year.


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