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31/10/2013 at 19:23

But our final decisions are brilliant aren't they Verdun 

31/10/2013 at 19:26

Oh Yes!  Spontaneous   Ha ha 

31/10/2013 at 19:59

I used to think that I would remember what I planted in the garden and what seeds I've sown, learnt that's not the case at all. Each spring it's still a surprise The garden changes so much over the year, I forget quickly

31/10/2013 at 20:20


you could just stick with one type of flower 

31/10/2013 at 20:28

I don't usually do labels in the garden as they disappear, break, fade etc. However I am trying to be disciplined with my new alpines in the GH/AH.

One major problem.... the smaller the plant the longer the name......first rule of alpine gardening....and they are unpronouncible or memorable either.  grrrrrrrrrr

The labels are bigger than the plants!!

31/10/2013 at 21:11

The problem is I really used to be able to remember exactly what I'd planted where and when, and the latin names and everything - list? labels?- not for me 

What happened? 

31/10/2013 at 21:19

thats what happens when you get to 27 and retire 

31/10/2013 at 21:26

At Great Dixter, Christo LLoyds brilliant garden, there is a sign explaining 9 reasons why no plants are labelled. 1. people steal labels. 2. people move labels. 3. birds pull up labels. etc. etc. 

If anyone asked CL a question about a plant he would only answer them if they had a pencil and paper to hand... because they would always forget. If. on the other hand, they did write stuff down he would be the best teacher ever.

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