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Disillusioned

At this time of the year we may reflect on the hopes and dreams we had in the spring when, having read the blurb in the catalogues and seen the pictures on the seed packets, we wonder if it's our fault that we've not attained perfection.

Like lemmings we all rush to the garden centre to try again, blinkered to reality ....

We are not alone 

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=19810602&id=3Y8sAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MPsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3122,243834 

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Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





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  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Intersting article, it was written a week before my birth

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,819

    Well you're right of course Dove. I'm afraid I might have to be a lemming like so many of us. I'm not completely disillusioned though - I hope to at least get more planting done next year and with everyone here to help me how can I fail? image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    And when it does work, its such a buzz. Every time I have walked past my rudbeckias this year I puff my chest up with pride !

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,874

    The help and encouragement on this friendly forum is great isn't it - really supportive.image  


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,961

    Perfection is so boring. Its the things that dont grow well which make us appreciate the things that do so much more. If the garden was perfect would there be any point in continuing to do it

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,819

    I'm hoping to get some seeds to try that I've not done before - Cannas perhaps -  so will be asking lots of questions too. Hope no one thinks they're stupid.  I'll need help with them! image

    Verdun -I'd like some of those plants. Can you send me a catalogue?

     

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Just look at out pics on garden gallery and other threads to see how successful we have been image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,417

    Lovely article Dove, even though I had to get off my backside and put the PC on to see it. 



    In the sticks near Peterborough
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