Wilko shoppers left divided over 25p plants with some laying into the staff and saying they’re a total waste

Buyers were given over 25p of plants for sale in Wilko.

Some said the flowers were a total waste of money, even at their discounted price – but not everyone was convinced.

Shoppers were divided by bargain buying at the store


Shoppers were divided by bargain buying at the storePhoto credit: AFP
In Wilko, plants have been reduced to just 25p


In Wilko, plants have been reduced to just 25pPhoto credit: Facebook/ExtremeCouponingAndBargainsUK

This came after a bargain hunter shared one snap of some plants in the store on the popular Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK.

“Bargain in Wilkos today,” he wrote jokingly with a laughing face emoji.

Pictured are rows of different plants on a shelf, all reduced to just 25p.

It’s safe to say that the bloom was definitely past its prime, leading some buyers to complain to the Wilko staff for letting it die.

“Wilko has to train his employees on how to care for plants. All the shops I go to have unwatered and unloved plants,” criticized one.

A second agreed: “Can’t understand why they don’t bother watering the plants, not even worth buying when they’re dead.”

Another commented: “This annoys me!! Why don’t they have a dedicated person just watering the poor things?”

However, some gardening enthusiasts disagreed that it was a waste of money and insisted the plants could be brought back to life if one knew how.

“If you know what you’re doing, a dead plant like mine can come back. Bought for 10p last month,” said one, showing a photo of a potted plant in bloom.

Someone else agreed that the plants were a steal at that price – if you know what you’re doing.

“Most of my flowers were dead and now the front yard is blooming,” she wrote.

“I got loads of discounted ‘dead’ flower trays and hanging baskets from Wilko a few months ago.

“They have all come back to life and my garden looks beautiful for the total price of £6. For this price, it’s worth trying,” said another.

A garden fan shared a snap of her front yard full of bargain buds she'd brought back from the dead


A garden fan shared a snap of her front yard full of bargain buds she’d brought back from the deadPhoto credit: Facebook/ExtremeCouponingAndBargainsUK

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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