The potting shed
What's eating my....Destroy! Destroy! Destroy!
edited May 2021
I’d say this works in tandem with ‘right plant, right place’.
Avoid issues later on by understanding your garden and the plants you have an eye on and checking they’re at least somewhat compatible.
We’re presented with a huge buffet of plants to pick from, gathered from all over the world and delivered to our doors.
Certain plants simply might not work in your garden, in a completely different environment to their natural habitat.
Requirements: full sun, plonk it into a North garden.
Know there’s a heavy slug presence, buy hostas aplenty.
You’re asking for trouble. The plant becomes weak and poorly, susceptible to disease and pests, unattractive and a needy patient rather than thriving.
As mentioned, gardening is partly fighting nature: “I want this particular plant in my garden.”
That in mind, perhaps it is commendable to try going off piste, lest we all revert to admiring wildflower meadows.
But we must all know when to admit defeat and learn from a situation, rather than embarking on an arms race. Going overboard defending doomed plants from nature whether it be with chemicals or otherwise.