I like plants. I buy them; they look lovely. They die. I wait around hoping they'll revive. Eventually I sadly throw them out.
B said I shouldn't buy any more until I can keep at least one alive; he's not keen on the dying foliage school of decor. I had to agree.
I bought some mint plants feeling hopeful. They sat there for weeks until I managed to clean a pot and buy some compost for them.
I watered them (nearly) every day, felt quite proud.
Mint plants only suffer one disease - mint rust. Mine got it. According to the internet some 'stressed' plants can also get aphids. Guess what mine have millions of? How did I stress them out, poor loves?!
On the to-do list then:
1. Get rid of aphid covered rusty mint
2. Try rosemary
I will get one to stay alive!