There are three reasons that I like to visit IKEA - in their food store they sell an excellent selection of vacuum packed coffees for filters and cafetières at very reasonable prices - I stock up with several packets to last a few months. I also purchase SÅS - a mustard and dill sauce which is delicious with both smoked and fresh salmon, several jars return home with me. The food shop is always at the exit after you have gone through the final tills. Thirdly get your timing right and you can find some wonderful and unusual plants for both the house and garden at great prices.
Argyranthemum - marguerite daisy
Cytisus with its miniature pea-like flowers
Stephanotis has a heavenly scent and waxy star shaped flowers
IKEA like to take you for a large detour around their huge stores passing things that they hope will tempt you, but you can cut through into what they call their Marketplace which takes you straight to the plants. I can be in and out in about 20 minutes flat - job done.
These three large beautiful plants cost me only £15.
It is St. Patrick's Day today and these colours represent the Irish flag - green, white and orange. If you celebrate it then do have a happy day.