Addiction

IMG_0849 (2)Above are some of the plants I have bought this week.  Our garden is tiny.  There is no where for these plants to go but still I buy them.  Earlier in the week the plant sale at U3A offered cheap but well-grown plants, so a candelabra primula and the golden variegated grass Hakonechloa macra aureola along with some house leeks and hellebore seedlings could not be ignored. It would have been rude.  At a wet, windy Powerham Castle Garden Festival yesterday, solace from the dire conditions was taken from a venus fly trap, Dodecatheon meadia, Tulipa linifolia, Euphorbia x martinii and a South Africa restio Calopsis paniculata (3m tall, what’s your problem?) Oh, I nearly forgot the variegated form of creeping Fuchsia procumbens.  Of course a spot will be found for them, there always is somewhere.  Plant buying is a drug, and it feels darned good!

22 thoughts on “Addiction

  1. Your choices all look very hard to resist. I do it too and then end up giving half away. But I rarely buy posh clothes and I have the same fleece on day in day out, so do not feel too guilty. 🙂

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  2. There is always, ALWAYS a permanent cosmic justification for buying the golden Japanese forest grass; finding it on sale or at a more-than-fair price then raises it to the level of criminal-if-you-don’t, LOL 🙂

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  3. Hello, my name is MM and I too am a plantaholic.
    No way am I going on detox ~ I have to buy for my clients!
    Although I will admit to securing a long time lust list plant today ~ a Veratrum viride has become a member of my brood.

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  4. Gosh Gill, there are so many of us. I suggest we club together a buy a nice country estate somewhere with plenty of acres and start the opposite of a therapy centre – a place where people can indulge their plant addiction with unlimited space and no nagging partners to put the dampener on their enthusiasm. I spent most of my day today juggling stuff around to squeeze new acquisitions in and still managed to buy more online. I think I might need counselling!

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  5. It’s by far the best addiction to have!! It saves the NHS money as it makes happier people. As for the Hakonechloa, that will look fabulous in a pot, mine has been pot-grown for over 20 years, and houseleeks will add to the pot collection. I’m glad that someone reminded me about the plant fair at Rosemoor……. I’m sure I can find space for a few more pots.

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