Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:20
and cake for Runnybeak
I went to the local B&Q for nest boxes, bug hotels and bird food. Well...as soon as I saw the plant section I was gone and got lost for hours...
I started with three pink Saxifrage,(I already have white and an inbetween blush colour) then I found the English lavender which I know is great from cuttings but, but but OH wants maturity and fast. He keeps telling me to buy bigger plants to fill gaps so...besides which, I'm struggling to keep the French lavender alive at the moment.
Then I perused the shrubs because OH keeps telling me...and I got super excited about the Choisya white Dazzler, and I found a Fatzia for the north corner (already have huge one but never managed to propagate from it) and a smaller version of Pittosporum tenuilfolium Variegatum which I love and wanted a bigger version at the GC the other week but I don't drive and couldn't get a lift. I have the perfect place for it and I've heard its a fast grower so...and finally, I got Clematis Avalanche which I think I will use to cover a small wall where its more sheltered but will hopefully create a lovely flowing effect.
I also saw a five foot conifer cut into a spiral that I really wanted to bring home but again...that old problem of no transport. I will get OH to find out if B&Q deliver or rather if their cost is effective.
OKay..so the good news is that no chocolate was consumed in the process of buying these plants but now for my moment of shame...I forgot the bird houses and food
My name is Winter and I am a plantaholic