Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Always Look Down

Garden centres are no different to supermarkets when it comes to product placement. At eye level are the items which they would really like you to choose. After all they are in business to make money and finding cheaper items which may have a smaller profit margin are likely to need a bit of investigation when shopping. Yesterday I went to my nearest garden centre as I needed to replenish some supplies for the bird feeders, particularly the suet blocks. Looking along the eye level shelves I was mentally working out which were the best value for money, i.e. equivalent cost per block in multi buy packs. Then a quick glance down to the floor level shelf brought these to my attention:


by far the best value for money so I added a box to the trolley. Before I bought it I had a quick look at the contents.


They looked very suitable. Here is the box after I had already put one out for the birds:


The feathered visitors took to it immediately.


I don't think they will last very long and I could guarantee they will be sold out by the next time I go bird food shopping.


  1. A good buy.
    I use the local feed merchant as if you get big bags >15kg I think, there is no VAT. That in itself is worth having.

  2. Those blocks were a good find, John! The birds went through so many suet blocks when we lived in Minnesota, it was hard to keep up. The suet would just melt here! The only bird food we put out now is sugar water for the hummingbirds, but we make sure that we have plenty of plants that are food sources for lots of birds.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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