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Reader Letter: Who pays for supermarket plants?

PUBLISHED: 14:42 09 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:43 09 August 2018

One reader thinks supermarket plants aren't being watered. Photo: GettyImages

One reader thinks supermarket plants aren't being watered. Photo: GettyImages

Ian Hubball

One reader thinks supermarket plants are neglected. What do you think?

I have recently noticed the sad state of plants for sale in supermarkets and other shops.

Does anyone ever water them? It seems to be such a waste on several levels, loss of profit for the shop, unnecessary waste of good plants, etc.

The worst example was at Next on the Longwater Retail park, where quite expensive garden plants, eg Hydrangeas at £18 each, were dying through lack of water.

If shops cannot allow an hour for a member of staff to tend plants on sale then perhaps they should stop stocking them. Who pays for this waste? Ultimately the customers.

Do you agree with our reader? Let us know in the comments below or write to us at edpletters@archant.co.uk

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