Potted plants by Stella M. Turk MBE

Caged animals plead
And we take heed.
Potted plants can’t ‘talk’
Nor can they walk
So they can’t appeal
For drink or ‘meal’
And could be lost
Without compost.
Are they too wet.
And in a sweat?
Are they too dry
While we stand by
And wonder why
Our plants then die.
Many potted plants die from
the sort of mismanagement,
of which I have been guilty.
Now we have been warned
that anticipated extreme
weather conditions will
inevitably include some long
dry spells when water restrictions
may cause problems for potted
plants and those who pot them.

Stella M Turk MBE

23rd February 2008


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