Reading Sandra's plantaholic confession (06 Apr) reminded me of this excellent line by the American blogger Cara Lee Bell.
There are many types of plant and gardening addiction, most of them harmless (I think!) ... and more than good for the health and contentment of the gardener!
I recently visited the garden of a lady, Susan Lee, who had lived in Wells. The house had been sold after she had died and the new owners were wondering what to do with the garden. They had small children and there was no space to ride a bike or kick a football.
Instead the garden had more than 1,500 roses closely planted in historical date order!
In files Susan left, she described how her father had been a cut rose grower in Cornwall. As a child she'd adored the heady scent of roses in the greenhouses - a scent that always reminded her of him.
The result in later life was her extraordinary 'time trail of roses'.
We all come to gardening in different ways and at different times. Do share in a post how it started for you and what your passion has become.