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Seed catalogue impulse buys
« on: December 28, 2020, 09:31 »
Danger zone approaching!  Dark post Christmas days and weather not making you feel like venturing out.  Ooooohhh and there is that nice seed catalogue just calling my name.

I have seeds.  Well I have lots of seeds if I am honest, but every year I end up buying something novel, or a new variety, or just a bit shiny and special looking really.  So far, I can hold my hand up and swear it has been valid and necessary purchases, but how long can I hold out ...

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 09:57 »
A week?   
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24 hours, maybe?
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 10:54 »
I'm much the same having ordered what i need for next year and some leftovers but i can't help looking at those  seed catalogue again and again is there something I've missed  to buy or not to buy that is the question

actually the seed catalogues are getting a bit tatty now and someone keeps telling me no more seeds i wonder who that mite be  ;)

just one more look that's all it takes well i mite have missed out on that new variety what would you prescribe for a seedaholic well its got to be more seeds off cause

and there's  only 3 months before we hopefully start sowings again not much time left to order those extra seeds

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2020, 12:07 »
The pictures are so tempting and I really need a packet of ????????? and one of !!!!!!!!!!! and have you seen what's on page 93, I just have to buy that as well. 

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2020, 13:10 »
Of course, if there's also a postage charge it wouldn't make sense to buy just one packet of seeds, would it? I think the basic requirement would be a minimum of two or three.

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2020, 16:15 »
That's how I started ..

A packet here.. a packet there..

Just a recreational seed buyer..

Then one or two packets a day..

"I can handle it", I said. "I can give up anytime.."

All my money started going on seeds   ...  pushers' catalogues through the letterbox every day... Sutton's, Marshalls, Fothergills... I think they were selling my name on...

I finally hit rock bottom.. sitting in my allotment shed, thousands of packets of seeds in boxes up to the roof. Pawned my fork and spade. Wheelbarrow went on Ebay.

Nothing left in the kitty..

God knows - I tried withdrawal on my own. Order nothing for a week, then relapse. Binge! Get thirty, forty packets through the door; fifteen varieties of tomato...

Then someone told me about SAA - Seed Addicts Anonymous..

I've been clean now for three months. I keep well clear of Gardener's Question Time and Monty Don - that devil's henchman..

 I even avoid greengrocers shops with outside displays of veg..

SAA reckon by Spring I'll be able to cope with a dozen packets of basic stuff. Boltardy; Musselburgh; Little Gem. No more. One tomato variety..

So guys, the next time that those thick catalogue envelopes drop through the door...

Remember one who went to the brink, and just managed to step back..

Just say 'No!..




« Last Edit: December 28, 2020, 16:30 by juvenal »

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2020, 09:33 »
A cautionary tale indeed Juvenal  :lol:

We have our own support group on here - Seedaholics Anonymous.  We like to think of ourselves as functioning seedaholics, but it is indeed a slippery slope.

So far so good for me and no seeds purchased, but ....

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2020, 11:40 »
So far, so good, but .....


the new Marshalls catalogue just popped through the door  :ohmy:

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2020, 14:38 »
Hang in there Mum.  The new Sarah Raven ones have arrived here today.  One for plants and bits and bobs and a whole other one for you know what  ...... aaarrgggghhhhh!!!!

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2020, 14:50 »
Hang in there Mum.  The new Sarah Raven ones have arrived here today.  One for plants and bits and bobs and a whole other one for you know what  ...... aaarrgggghhhhh!!!!
Oh NO! not lots of pretties  :wub:

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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2020, 14:54 »
Not only all the catalogues, but the adverts keep popping up on my screen.   Mine never look like that anyway.   ::)  Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2020, 14:55 »
Hang in there Mum.  The new Sarah Raven ones have arrived here today.  One for plants and bits and bobs and a whole other one for you know what  ...... aaarrgggghhhhh!!!!
Oh NO! not lots of pretties  :wub:

Too scared to look ....  brain could be blown by just opening the cover  :lol:

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2020, 15:00 »
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Too scared to look ....  brain could be blown by just opening the cover  :lol:

Wonder if it really is possible to throw it straight in the bin?  :wacko:

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2020, 15:02 »
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Too scared to look ....  brain could be blown by just opening the cover  :lol:

Wonder if it really is possible to throw it straight in the bin?  :wacko:

You are kidding ... right?

I dont think I can manage that.  Perhaps a controlled 5 minute peek a day would be OK...... 

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2020, 16:13 »
I dont think I can manage that.  Perhaps a controlled 5 minute peek a day would be OK......

Have you ever tried eating just one Malteser?

Don't do it...
« Last Edit: December 30, 2020, 16:35 by juvenal »



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