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One bag of potting soil

This afternoon I had to pop in to the nursery to get ONE bag of potting soil. That’s all. One bag of potting soil. I promised myself that was all I would buy as I have so much work to do in the garden and still have some plants standing around (from the Elgin trip) that need to be planted. That’s the deal I make with myself – I’m only allowed to buy plants when everything is planted and there is nothing much to do in the garden.

I needed one bag of potting soil to fill a container that is being planted with spring flowering bulbs. Thats my mission this weekend – to get all the bulbs planted. So I really needed the potting soil.

Here is what one bag of potting soil looks like in my world …

One bag of potting soil ...

But here’s why …

When I got there I realised that the Narcissus bulbs need a container too (aren’t they pretty?)
The “bulb book” says its a good idea to over-plant the bulbs with annuals (as a living mulch), so I  “needed” the Lobularia.
I found Helichrysum which I just love and had been looking for.
And I fell in love with the Dianella (variegated Flax Lily) – I think it will look great with the uninvited Caladium in the shade garden.

See? All neccessary purchases after all …

Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

6 replies on “One bag of potting soil”

LOL!!! Thats what I do too. “Just one ….” and I come back with plenty. At least you actually bought the potting soil, sometimes I forget to buy the “Just One” I went for!

Oh dear! I didn’t take photos! Darn!! I was in such a hurry to get going that I literally grabbed everything out of the car. haahaa!! A “Two Bags of River Sand” post would have been hilarious! 🙂 We are so funny!!!

Hi Chris, Yes, I love the containers (going to look absolutely FAB filled with Narcissus!!) and I can see that you have totally justified the ‘only potting soil’ purchase!! heehee!!!
I did the SAME thing today! I had to get 2 more bags of river sand…….. you know, for my dry river bed feature – and I came back with a car FULL of new plants and stuff!!!! I have to stop this now! Once the grass feature is done, I HAVE to relax abit! 🙂

Hahahaha … That is SO funny! I don’t think we should be allowed to visit nurseries on our own anymore! (not that we are much better when we go together – but at least there is less room in the car). haha, I really enjoyed your comment xxx

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