London – You and your partner make the decision to become greener fingered – the weather is improving and you need a hobby to do together and figure- it’s a no brainer.
Do no research beforehand
What can be so hard about caring for plants? You buy them, pot them and water them at regular intervals. You buy everything that looks pretty and that matches your fence regardlesswhether it’s indoor, outdoor, or right for the season – as long as it looks the part.
Spend a fortune
To figure the initial cost is always going to be the biggest part – then a little bit here and there will keep your garden going.
Get soil all over your car
Because you haven’t lined it to protect it from the plant detritus. You’re glad you took your partner’s car and not yours- it takes them ages to hoover it out.
Spend hours getting it all in place
Your back hurts and you’re both covered in dirt by this point the novelty has already started to wear off.
Sit out in the garden
Enjoy your handy work while having a beer or a barbecue. It’s a proud moment you have to celebrate andgives you a reason to be more outdoorsy.
Take a bath and flop down on the couch
Exclaim how much effort gardening is. Neither of you wants to do this s**t again and try to palm it off on one another-
‘it was your idea!’
Feed the plants
Water the plants when you remember or over water them because you don’t divulge to each other when you give the plants a drink.
They won’t survive
The plants die – through thirst or drowning, move onto your next joint hobby and settle for just mowing the lawn. You both declare gardening as another failed attempt at doing something together- like the gym and eating healthily.