Lyle’s collector tips
Buy plants that catch your eye, whether it’s a shape, colour or texture that appeals to you. Learn the names of plants you buy, so you can find out where they are from and their preferred environment. Consider starting a collection of different types of one species. Learn the basics with plants that are small, easy to obtain and cheap. You can start paying bigger money later. Cacti and succulents are good to start with, as they are forgiving if you forget to water them. Then you can be more adventurous and build a collection.