|Plantings outside the Octagon this week|
Hello? Hello? Can you hear me?
Do you ever get that thing when you say something in a group conversation and no-one seems to hear you, then a couple of minutes later someone says exactly the same thing and everyone says "Oh yes, good point, how clever!"? Is it just me? For about ten years I have been telling everyone who'll listen that you don't need to put a thick layer of crocks at the bottom of the pot you are planting. I have been tempted to stop people in garden centres and lecture them. Perhaps I should get a sandwich board and walk up and down Main Avenue at Chelsea: "DON'T BOTHER WITH A LAYER OF CROCKS, IT DOESN'T IMPROVE DRAINAGE AND WHEN YOU REPOT IT WRECKS THE ROOTS OF YOUR PLANTS AND MAKES AN ALMIGHTY MESS! By the way, the end of the world is nigh."