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The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

If you've already had this subject please tell me.

The daftest thing I've done in terms of plants is introducing Alchemilla Mollis (Lady's Mantle) into the garden. I blame Mr. Titchmarsh, who said how lovely it looked holding raindrops, and so good for insects to drink from, easily controlled if you remove flowerheads. I've done my best but now have it all over, even in lawn.

Daftest thing by many but the most recent was having given a foliar feed to ordinary pot plants who were looking a bit pale, I mixed a new lot and did the the eric' ones. Choisya Sundance was the last and I had some left so I poured the remaining acid feed on the Fatsia Japonica. Why? I knew it wasn't an acid lover. Think my arm was working faster than my brain.



  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Verdun you sound very like me. Thankfully I don't have a pond.

    Telling the tale here, some years ago I asked hubby to fetch some basil from greenhouse as I cooked pasta sauce. Came back with leaves he'd pulled off pepper plants. He's not lived it down yet.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    My trick is to leave a tissue in a pocket, even after checking.

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    made  a brew .with the  water from our  hot water bottle .image

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447
    KEF wrote (see)

    My trick is to leave a tissue in a pocket, even after checking.

    A favourite here, especially in a black load, grrrrr!

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    When I first moved here there was a fairly attractive (single) plant which I thought the previous owner had grown, so left it to see what it was.  Lovely tall purple flower spikes followed so I collected seed and spread it around a bit.

    I've been pulling-up examples of my self-induced purple toadflax invasion from my borders for the last 30 years.


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    I introduced Enchanter's Nightshade, against the advice of the gardener I got it from.

    It looked pretty

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924

    Verd glad I don't have a dog....always leaving lipsalves in jackets and then washing though- have now found one that survives it!

    Daughter's expensive purple lippy didn't though-that'll teach her to empty her pockets....image

    In the garden- I was lifting slabs and leant one against a wall- except it wasn't at enough of an angle...fell over, caught the face of the spade which flipped up in the air and hit my cheek....children thrown in car and trip to A&E..image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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