Posted: 20/01/2016 at 18:01
I am being bombarded daily with offers of "special" plants. emails, ads in every gardening mag and even on GW forum page. They are "must have" plants, at "bargain" prices. "not to be missed" offers.
these new "sensational" plants have the most vivid blues, the brightest oranges, the most intense reds.....the pictures cannot lie. There they are. Look painted but, of course, they are not. Why, even a grass I already grow must be a poor clone because the grass offered has much brighter flowers
I do my best....I have bought plants, have some ordered for spring including the "tastiest tomato in the world" , plants en route and others to be delivered soon. My lawn is not as good as I thought because a new grass seed promises the neighbours will be "envious" if I use it. Again, you should see the pictures.
without these new and wonderful plants my garden will be bereft of colour and style and I will have no option but to drape a huge tarpaulin over it.
Hopefully I will be strong and resist. But, can you?