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Do you do gardening, or look after plants?

AzzimanAzziman Moderator, Community Champion Posts: 1,715 Extreme Poster
Hey all!

This week is National Gardening Week - an event run by the Royal Horticultural Society to raise awareness of horticulture, and encourage more people to get involved in gardening.

Do you look after any plants, or perhaps you might tend to a garden at home or nearby? I'd love to hear about how you all get involved in gardening!
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  • jess63jess63 Posts: 267 The Mix Regular
    I’ve had several plants, but I’m not a great plant mum so they usually end up dying after a few months 😬😂
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  • Amy22Amy22 Posts: 3,295 Boards Guru
    My family have got a mini garden at the back of our house which is nice. Sometimes, if I'm lucky we get strawberries too in the summer which is very fun and nice. I think one year we also grew sunflowers and had a competition to see which sunflower would grow to be the tallest. I've never personally grown plants myself though its either my parents who are into the gardening more than me. Though I have thought about buying some succulents as I would really like to have a go looking after a plant. :)
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  • AifeAife Community Manager Posts: 2,920 Boards Guru
    I tried growing a lemon tree and it was doing so well but it sadly didn't make it through winter! I've always wanted a lemon tree so I'll have to try again and see if it works. I'd love to get more into gardening and try growing other fruit and veg.
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  • GemmaGemma Community Manager Posts: 272 The Mix Regular
    I'm the kind of person that names my plants so I've got a cheese plant called Roberta, a snake plant called Sally and an air plant called Iona. Roberta has grown pretty huge now =)

    We're currently growing tomatoes and aubergines which are going well at the moment!
  • JJLemon18JJLemon18 Community Champion Posts: 1,620 Extreme Poster
    I have never really been interested in gardening to be honest. Although I did plant a peach tree with my dad when I was really little but I can't remember planting it unfortunately, I was really little. The tree is pretty big now and I even eat the fruit from it sometimes, its such a cool feeling plus the peaches are delicious!
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  • saffjxdesaffjxde Posts: 50 Boards Initiate
    I'm not really a gardener, but I live with my parents and they are much more into gardening so we have fruit trees and vegetable plants. I water them occasionally though.
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