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I think I'm becoming a plant addict

ManderMander Posts: 335
I keep buying plants with no idea what I'm going to do with them when I get them home. In the last week I've bought two heathers, a cyclamen, a photinia, euphorbia, and a passiflora. No idea where I should plant any of them. I also took a cutting from a neighbour's clematis that she was cutting down. I already have too many plants and not enough of a plan! I really should stop buying them. 


  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,582
    @Mander Don't worry I am exactly the same! I'm sure we aren't the only ones on the forum either. If I can find a place for them I always think I can move them at a later date if they don't fit in. I think my lack of experience and knowledge has a lot to do with it but I enjoy it just the same. Don't even like getting rid of plants I don't particularly like to make more room. No matter what I say to myself I still end up buying something new. Can't resist.  :)  
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,214
    @JAC51   Oh, your garden is splendiferous!!!  I resisted buying heather and aster etc. down at the markets today, but couldn't resist picking the different coloured salvia on the walk home.  Cuttings are struck and they are bedded and awaiting Spring!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • I know that feeling @Mander I have no more room but I still buy more....and take cuttings of the ones I already have.  Gotta get creative with your space :)
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,284
    Welcome to the club. This is the place for you.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,423
    Yep.... think of it this way, there are worse (and more expensive) vices. My problem is I know plants look better in large groups rather than a bit of this and a bit of that, but my plant and seed buying habits are totally at odds with this.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,889
    I can’t resist collecting  seeds,  just cram everything in, it suppresses the weeds. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JAC51 said:
    I too am a plant addict. Always coming home with a plant or two to cram into the garden somewhere. But then again if I didn’t keep buying new plants my garden wouldn’t look as good as it does now

    Hmm, JACS1, you can still walk around in your garden though. Mine is now impassable (but then I think it is smaller than yours seems to be).
  • sarinkasarinka Posts: 270
    what a lovely, colourful garden, @jac51
  • Your not alone!
    I'm a self employed gardener and most waste I take from jobs comes home as cuttings and divisions!
    Can't resist a rescue me sale...
    We used to have a thread here called "Confessions of a plantaholic " maybe we need to restart it  :D
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