I went out to the Garden Centre today, specifically to buy a pot in which to plant the Soleil d'Or daffodil bulbs I brought back from Scilly. I knew exactly what I wanted: a blue glazed pot; fairly big; fairly shallow. I even took a "minder" with me to the GC - Jane. Her job was to give me a second opinion on the suitability of the to-be-purchased pot (and to dissuade me from buying other stuff that I don't need). In one respect, success was achieved:
I'm very pleased with that. Just what I wanted. However...
I accidentally bought this too:
|Echinacea "Little Magnus"|
Let me say in my defence:
- The plant was reduced in price by 50%
- I have been wanting to buy an Echinacea for ages (the white one I bought the other day doesn't count!)
- Jane should have dissuaded me
No, the truth of the matter is that I feel no guilt at all! This plant will add some much-needed colour to my garden next year. And further to add to the serendipity aspect of all this, when I got home and started to plant the bulbs in the new blue pot I found that despite the label on the bag that clearly said "20 bulbs", there were in fact 35 bulbs in the bag, and there was no way all those were going to fit into the one pot! Now the sensible thing to have done would be to pop back to the Garden Centre and buy a couple MORE pots, but I thought that might be pushing my luck too far, so I contented myself with planting the excess bulbs in some spare plastic pots formerly used for growing spuds.