When I first started gardening, I wasn’t sure if the plants I bought would survive. I didn’t have much money to spare anyway because I was re-decorating my house. Then I discovered the sick plant shelf at my local diy store. For just a few pence it’s possible to buy plants that will come back year after year, it doesn’t take long to learn how to spot the signs of potential.
One of my recent purchases was a tiny anemone blanda bought for 10p. I know it’s going to be OK as it’s survived a few frosty nights already.
|Price : 10p|
There are failures too, but I'll brush over those. Let’s just say that you need to learn from mistakes in order to succeed and a lesson learnt by experience is worth a whole lot more than listening to advice even if you do have to put up with someone saying I told you so.
|not totally worthless ... lessons-learnt|
This little and large combo in a pot were absolutely free. A sucker from my cherry blossom tree flowering before its parent and my favourite weed lamium at its base.
Violets and forget-me-nots put on an impromptu supporting act until the iris and peonies bloom.
Five minutes of thinking that I had found a rare violet – p****less!
... to strawberry sorbet. Did you guess I'm on a diet ? - they almost satisfy my taste buds.
|Daffodils planted by someone else - p****less !|