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StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
I went to a GC today just to basically look at some garden tool that were on offer. I did not buy any garden tools but brought instead a Clematis Justa. The problem is I do not have a place for it in my garden. It was obviously an impulse buy but with no real plan on where it will go As anybody else done this and what did you replace to be able to plant the impulse buy
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,431

    Steve, if it makes you feel any better, less guilty or whatever, at the last count I had 11 clematis still in pots looking for homes.image

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    It can go in a big pot with some canes or an obelisk Steve...that's what you were planning all along isn't it?....imageimage

    I never impulse buy....image

    well, not often...image

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


  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Hostafan



    That makes my one seem not so bad. I thinks it because I can't resist a clematis. I've no doubt that there are a lot of people who have the same addiction ????
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,431

    me  , for one. 

    In the words of Oscar Wilde:

    " I can resist everything, except temptation"

    Devon.
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Fairy girl



    Thanks, that's just what I was thinking as it does not grow that big and a pit could "save the day"
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Change pit to pot

    "Thick finger syndrome"
  • RedwingRedwing SussexPosts: 1,241

    Steve:  I used to do this rather more than was good for my purse or my garden.  These days I garden shop with a particular plant in mind and it works......apart from the bargain or reduced sections......then temptation takes over.  Sometimes I find a place for these bargains; other times they languish and I end up not knowing where to put them.

    So on the whole I don't impulse buy these days because what interests me most is garden design and for that particular plantings, which are carefully thought out, are what is needed...........perhaps this comes with age.image 

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,431

    I never , ever buy on impulse:  unless I see something I like. image

    Devon.
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Hostafan



    That makes my one seem not so bad. I thinks it because I can't resist a clematis. I've no doubt that there are a lot of people who have the same addiction ????
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