Monday, 30 March 2009

Second chance

I have a confession to make. I am a bad, bad gardener. I love seeing plants around the place but I am really rubbish at looking after them, or not looking after them, evidently. These two plants live in my front porch. I don't go in there very much except to answer the door and as I don't get a huge amount of visitors that's not very often. One of them got knocked out of it's pot by a cat and I'm ashamed to say I just hastily shoved it back in then left them on the window ledge and they haven't been watered since last July (the shame!) I had presumed they had died as some leaves shrivelled up and fell off and the potless one had had it's roots exposed for months on end. On Friday I noticed that the money tree had a tiny new leaf even though the 'trunk' was very dry and had wrinkled and I thought if it had gone to the effort of trying to grow even in the face of my neglect then the least I could do was make it up to them. After just 24 hours of being repotted and watered they were green and as good as new again. Amazing.

Man came in from work and said 'Oh, you got some new plants'

2 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

Just kind of stumbled on to your site. I love your sense of humor :D Hope you have a great weekend, from one Staffordshire girly to another.

Claire said...

Thanks very much for the comment, have bookmarked your blog. That Harrods cupcake is something else!