Forward Planning

I have decided that enough is enough and that my “Plants I Want” list for next year is now complete. I will resist all attempts to increase this list by those who blog about Plants of the Month/Week and/or about plants they have discovered on their travels. These are the only new plants I will introduce into the garden next year.

Apart from the ones I’m already growing in the greenhouse and cold frame. And the ones I have on order. And those I grow from seed. And any seedlings I get sent.

The garden is, ultimately, limited in size by its boundaries.

Lawns, on the other hand, are expendable.

This post is part of my “Fill the Gill Heavens Gap” series. Gill is currently vacationing in a derelict badger sett and subsisting on a diet of cheese and onion crisps. Normal service will be resumed over at Off the Edge Gardening when the gin supplies run out.

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10 thoughts on “Forward Planning

    1. I’m just practising for the job of organising my digital photo collection.I figure if I can get 23 plants into alphabetical order, sorting around 14,000 photos should be a doddle. 😉

  1. That’s a pretty long list! You may have to talk to the neighbours about those garden boundaries, good luck with finding them all. Great fun tracking down plants on a ‘want’ list. Seems Brian has solved one item for you already. We look forward to hearing how you get on and seeing the results next year.

    1. With a couple of exceptions, which will require begging letters, I’ve already sourced the plants and they will all come from just two nurseries. There will be blog posts and photos of course, if I can still get into the garden at the end of the operation!

    1. I may have just a bit more will-power than you. Then again, I did have 53 plants delivered yesterday (and some free bulbs). The list is just what I have not yet got (excluding what’s on order already ………). Yep, I have will-power. I may not have any lawn this time next year, of course.

  2. I would be interested in how you get on germinating the Chionochloa, it is a beautiful grass, which I have had 0% from seed. I have a L. Golden Lanterns in the garden, would you like some seed?

    1. I won’t even try from seed – that list is for minimum 1 litre and preferably 2 litre plants. With the exception of the seeds I hope I get from HPS, the packets are all here, waiting to be sown and are on top of that list!

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