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To feel sorry for a plant?

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OnceThereWasThisGirlWho Sun 07-Aug-16 16:56:12

I finally got round to re-potting a houseplant from it's tiny crusted up little pot. Thought the spare room could do with a plant but then realised it would be all on it's own in there with no plant friends for company. sad (All other windowsills stuffed with houseplants as they keep reproducing and I hate killing them! I had to draw the line with the mother-of-thousands plant though, and regularly cull the lot of them. I imagine them surviving and sprouting on a rubbish tip somewhere...)

Fortunately on closer inspection this turned out to be two plants completely intertwined so that's ok, they can keep each other company. smile

AIB completely bonkers U to even have this kind of thought process? grin

[PS: haven't been eating any of the cacti, I promise!]

mrsfuzzy Sun 07-Aug-16 16:59:21

i know how you feel about this but then i'm on medication grinbut yes, i feel a bit guilty when i consign something to the compost heap or forget to water it. have some flowers you won't do these any harm.

chosenone Sun 07-Aug-16 17:01:56

Sorry... but this really made me grin but i remember feeling sorry for a button once! hmm it was a little cute button that came attached to something and i wanted to lut it in a button box but couldn't find it since we moved so i binned it!

sonjadog Sun 07-Aug-16 17:05:22

I understand you completely.

I can´t get rid of plants. I can´t kill them (or at least not on purpose). So my house and garden is full of plants I don´t really want...

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 07-Aug-16 17:06:46

Is it a bit like.....I have to make sure any cuddly toys in our house can 'see' out. I arrange them so they can. Most embarrassing blush but there you have it.

ArtyKitty Sun 07-Aug-16 17:43:03

You just reminded me of my mum. She usually took responsibility for the garden but every so often my dad would 'help' and rip out all sorts of things. I remember once this rockery plant he didn't like, had, in fairness, taken over a bit so he tore it up. Mum pretended to take the wheelbarrow to the bonfire but instead got me to take it round the back of the farm to give it its freedom! Mad woman, but I'm the same these days..

mrsfuzzy Sun 07-Aug-16 17:52:12

feel quite sad after hearing these stories of mis treated plants but the button one really got me sniff. gulp. WHY chose WHY did you do it ?? god i think i need to up my meds today big time. off to la la land we go.

mrsfuzzy Sun 07-Aug-16 17:53:28

arty if you love your plant set it free, your mum did the humane thing under the circumstances.

chosenone Sun 07-Aug-16 17:53:30

I know sad

CakeNinja Sun 07-Aug-16 17:59:53

grin Through I do this with the dcs teddies!
And remember when I was little, having half my bed taken up with soft toys, so I was all crunched up at the top and then I would use my half of the duvet to fold back over them so they weren't cold!
I put layers of clothes on top of me so they didn't freeze confused grin

CakeNinja Sun 07-Aug-16 18:00:53

So *I didn't freeze...

mrsfuzzy Sun 07-Aug-16 18:02:21

cake quite right teddies have feelings too smile

usual Sun 07-Aug-16 18:03:43

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AlpacaLypse Sun 07-Aug-16 18:03:57

Oh CakeNinja I did this too! To the point that there was only about six inches of pillow left for me in my bed - because all of them needed to have their heads sticking out so they could breathe properly smile

ArtyKitty Sun 07-Aug-16 18:05:45

Thanks mrsfuzzy. I agree. She knew a thing or six, that woman. grin

NoTractorsAtTheTable Sun 07-Aug-16 18:08:49

We have a houseplant called...erm...Planty.

Planty is often lovingly cradled and moved from room to room, so he doesn't get bored. He comes to "play outside" too - he's a growing plant, it's good for him to get fresh air. He's in the kitchen just now.

I wish I could blame the DCs for this madness, but it all stems (ha!) from DH confused. Berk.

FinnegansCake Sun 07-Aug-16 18:11:23

YANBU, I can never bring myself to throw out/dig up any plant , no matter how sad and wilted, that looks as if it might grow back again with the right sort of TLC.

Sometimes the plants do revive a little with care, which is why I have a house and garden full of struggling, half-dead, limp and semi-naked stems, whilst my ruthless, rip-it-up-and-chuck-it-out gardener friend only has luxuriant, healthy stuff.

But I'm kind so I have the satisfaction of the moral high-ground hmm

JaimeLannister Sun 07-Aug-16 18:12:28

I love threads like this. I remember someone started one about getting all the baked beans out of the tin so they all stay together to complete their purpose!

paddypants13 Sun 07-Aug-16 18:39:41

I rotate all my cutlery, crockery, towels, bed sheets and even my underwear. This is so none of them languishing at the bottom of a drawer/ cupboard feeling unloved.

I also have to get every bean out of the tin because it makes me sad to think of one left alone.

I am totally bonkers though! wink

OnceThereWasThisGirlWho Sun 07-Aug-16 19:00:20

Oh yes, agree with the bean thing!

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