Visiting the local garden centre and finding ourselves wowed by the stunning plants on display we have all been lured into spending more than we meant to on garden plants. Doesn’t it add up quickly! If you have time on your side, real savings can be made by buying smaller ‘wait a few years to grow’ specimens. The bonus being that these smaller plants often establish themselves in your garden more quickly and successfully than their more expensive and larger ‘instant impact’ alternatives. Here the relationship that landscape specialists like ourselves have with local and national nurseries not generally open to the public can widen your plant choices and being more economical than the local garden centre, stretch your budget.