Have you heard about the planners and the
plonkers? My son is a landscaper
and horticulturalist. In his
student days we would stroll around the garden together, discussing gardens and
gardening. “Mum”, he
said, “we were taught that there are two types of gardeners - there are the
planners and there are the plonkers”.
Planners design their gardens, plan the selection of plants and after
careful consideration, they create their garden. Plonkers on the other hand are
compulsive. They collect bits and
pieces from their friends’ gardens, and buy spontaneously from the
nurseries. When they come
home they say ‘Now, where will I put this?’ They dig a hole where there’s a space and they bung the
plant in. "And Mum," he said "you're a plonker!) I reckon my plonking has worked out ok!