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With teen green James Cal­li­cott

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - GREEN SPACES -

TMAY be be­cause I am young; it may be be­cause I am that sort of per­son, but there is no denying my friends are a re­cur­ring theme in my writ­ings. From Ali and her cac­tus, Jose, to Abi ask­ing about roses on Valen­tine’s Day, they are a source of in­spi­ra­tion. This ar­ti­cle is no dif­fer­ent and is about my friend Laura...

Now it does have to be said that there are not many sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween Laura and my plants.

True, they are both cool, both good fun and both sur­pris­ing, after that the char­ac­ter­is­tics dif­fer some­what.

Laura is not usu­ally to be found up to her an­kles in soil, she does not stand around in my gar­den 24/7 mak­ing it look pretty and she

fi­nitely would not ap­pre­ci­ate it if wa­tered her. Plants, how­ever, are just like ends and need to be thought of at way, each one has its own har­ac­ter­is­tics and per­son­al­ity that ou need to work with.

Think of your flower bed like a big party. You wouldn’t in­vite two of your most colour­ful and noisy cquain­tances to the same ar­be­cue be­cause you would

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