Sunday, February 24, 2008

I've done it again ...

Last Saturday I went shopping because I needed a new pair of trousers. Not finding any I liked in the centre of town, I decided to visit a shopping centre on the outskirts of Milan which I'd never been to before. I didn't find any trousers, but I did find a garden centre ...


A while back, everyone was posting about seed catalogues and how they were choosing things for the year. I wish I was so organised. I'm an impulse buyer - I see things and can't resist. And then regret it.


Take some of the stuff I came home with this time. Pink lilies. Well, I've been thinking of getting some lilies for a while, but pink? I hate pink. Not as a colour - I wear pink all the time. But on the balcony it never seems to go with anything. Nasturtiums - great, I love them. But climbers, when all my trellises are already occupied? And this? Hemerocallis - looks great, but I know absolutely nothing about it. Are conditions right for it on the balcony or have I thrown my money away? And one bright orange Dahlia. Wherever am I going to put that? Then two packs of gladioli when I know my gladioli have failed miserably in the past. And all those seeds. I've got enough seeds to start a nursery already, and wasn't I going to cut down on flowers and grow vegetables this year instead? Not, of course, that I didn't buy vegetable seeds as well. Here's just a few of the collection so far ...



Moral of the story - yesterday I had to go back and buy yet more stuff in order to have some decent combinations, while I think some of the seeds are just going to have to wait till next year.

And next year I really, really won't buy anything new.

3 comments:

Sue Swift said...

Hey - there were a couple of comments to this post. And I published them, honestly I did. But they've disappeared. Blogger must have eaten them. I'm sorry - and thank you anyway to the people who left them.

Nicole said...

I can fully understand why you got all those seed packets-the pics and design really look so enticing!

Sazji said...

Hehe I'm preparing to do it again soon too... So far I've just bought one pack of Nigella seed to introduce it to my new garden. But before anyone congratulates me on my self-control, let it be known that the reason I've not gone hog-wild is that I'm going back to Seattle for a month in April, and have planned the trip around some plant sales!

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