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hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

About 10 days ago I planted up a pot with lovely little violas and cyclamen. I was so pleased with it as it looked so pretty. Now I have no idea why this happened but I never watered it! And it has been fairly dry up here this past week. No excuse either as the pot was at my front door. Fair enough I have had a bit of a cold this week and feeling poorly but........ Noticed the pot yesterday - it is on its last legs! My fault! No excuses! What a waste of money!

Anyone else done similar so I won't feel so bad?





'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller


  • Not exactly like that hogweed, but similar 'what was I thinking?!' situations.

    Lately I've been moving a lot of plants around, I dug up a solidago I only planted last winter with all its roots matted in to a pot shape that I clearly hadn't broken up - lucky I found that. I also dug up geums and a potentilla fruticosa recently that were being strangled by those green plastic collars the nurseries sometimes use - how? I always cut them offimage

    I regularly dead head a good flower by mistake and the other day after cutting a fuchsia back that had bug damage I somehow overbalanced and snapped another piece off.

    Re your plants - if you flood the pot do you think you can bring them back to life?

    Wearside, England.
  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Yes Victoria - the deadheading of good flower buds by mistakee always makes me wince.  I've been guilty on many occassionsimage

    Feel for you hogweed.  We always have the best of intentions and then 'things' get in the way. Hope you are feeling better nowimage


  • Yes love, i do it ALL the time! I lost my spirit of freedom rose, one of my favorites, because i forgot to water it. I thi k we just try to do too much sometimes image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    Oh yes, I'll do that tomorrow, if I rememberimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    With a very dry pot, put it in the sink/large bucket and submerge it for 1/2 an hour or so, then take it out and let it drain. You have nothing to lose and it works for me.image

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Thank you everyone - I think the cyclamen have perked up a bit but the violas are gone!

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Me too Verdun, i only had 3 pears on my new red williams which i was looking forward to trying-found em all on the floor a couple of days ago! image
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,405

    I am working through my Beth pears now - definitely an Aug/sep crop this year.  Very small but delishimage

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I've made wine from the pears; so am going to start a wine making threadimage

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