Disillusioned

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,523

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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“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Intersting article, it was written a week before my birth

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,969

    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....


  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,723

    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 !

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,523

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

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,614

    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

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave
    Without leaving a piece of youth
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,969

    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....


  • Just look at out pics on garden gallery and other threads to see how successful we have been image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

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

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