Posted: 19/09/2017 at 17:58
I haven't 'spoken' to you before but I have read some of your other threads.
As I understand it you want to try to learn a little more about plants so you can give some advice to the customers who visit your Garden Centre but you find it difficult to absorb new information.
I think one of the original suggestions made by your boss to try to write things down in a table was a very good one and he could probably suggest some good column headings.
My own suggestion would be simple things like Perennial, Evergreen, Sun, Semi-Shade, Deep Shade, Damp Soil, Well Drained Soil, Suitable for Container, etc and then you can just write "yes" or "no" as appropriate for each plant you list down the side.
But I do think you need to be a little kind to yourself and just concentrate on a very small group of plants to start with.
I don't know what your GC stocks but perhaps you could concentrate on just learning about (for example) herbs for now. Try to identify all the herbs you stock and then learn the best way to grow each one. Then the best way to propagate each one. Then the nicest way to plant and combine them for a pretty display.
Become your Garden Centre herb expert!
If you don't stock herbs then try another small group such as fruit bushes or cacti - again ask your boss for a suggestion.
We all need to start learning stuff slowly and in small bites. I bet nobody knows everything about all the plants in the Garden Centre!