I can’t resist a bargain

so when I was at the local Garden Centre last week I saw some pots on the half price trolley. I bought an Acanthus spinosus, a Veronica gentianoides and a couple of Helenium unknowns. It was only when I got them home and thought about where to plant them that a truly realised and remembered. I really don’t like Acanthus. I think they are great big brutish things that take up lots of room.They do have amazing flowers for a short time but mainly they are just a lump of straggled leaves. I had to plant it though and maybe growing one I might like it – amazing to have such a dislike from just passing the plant in the street.

On the other hand I love Veronica gentianoides but then remembered I have planted at least three and none of them have survived. I’m not sure what I am doing wrong. Fourth time lucky perhaps.

Lucky I had the Helenium.


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