Plants are the new pets

Puppies and kittens require settling in time with their new owners and plants are much the same. You don’t have to go as far as requesting ‘planternity’ leave from your employer, but your plant may have been regularly moved around a retailer before you lugged it up the tube line, so it’s likely to be in need of TLC. For the occasional or novice gardener, there’s a strong correlation between neglect and failure, but there’s a balance to be struck. Plants, like pets, dislike over-stimulation, so avoid too much chopping and changing. As the Chinese proverb says : ‘You won’t help shoots grow by pulling them up higher.’

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