The collection of plants that we were not going to buy and take back with us is steadily growing. That is the size of the collection not the plants. Although I'm having to hang on tightly to my common sense here and not buy pots and compost to start some off.
We now have
Chilli pepper seeds which I absolutely positively was not going to bother with
Onion sets at least I didn't fall for the seeds again
A mixture of aubergine seeds which is a bit strange as neither of us like them over much but they are special ones and look pretty (they are so)
Some multi coloured chard which is actually a really sensible buy (honest) as I wanted some last year and couldn't find the seeds in France
Carrots and dwarf peas - they were a bargain couldn't pass them up
Mushroom seeds (or whatever it is that mushrooms have) well TS has always wanted some
Dahlias which I would normally say I don't like but I saw lots last year in big informal blousy patches as opposed to rows for competitions and cut flowers. So I'm changing my mind.
Gladioli - move over Dame Edna.
So far the investment has been modest and easy to rationalise. We could stop buying seeds just like that. It's not like we're addicted or anything.
Four weeks and counting