#FoliageFriday: Not-so-random acts of kindness

Common and chocolate mint

I very rarely blog about #FoliageFriday (not least because I haven’t done it for a while!) but I wanted to give a bit of context to today’s contribution and maybe inspire you (how grandiose!) to do your own random acts of kindness this year!

Regular readers of the blog will know that I do like a bit of propagation. The knock-on effect of this is that I always have too many plants! So this year I want to be a bit more intentional in sharing what I’m growing.

But more significantly, the more time I spend thinking about what I really want to do now my mental health is so much better, the more I’m confronted by the fact that we’re all still feeling completely under the cosh and what most people really need is a bit of love, kindness and compassion.

The logical next step is obviously to show kindness to people by giving them plants! My immediate plan is that every time I’m invited to someone’s home, I have people to mine, I meet someone for coffee or I have a face-to-face meeting with someone, I’ll take them a plant.

Not rocket science, I grant you!! But it will take a little bit of discipline (and remembering!) so we’ll see how things go!

Mint – chocolate and common – are my most readily available plants right now, not least because they are so ridiculously easy to propagate. So easy, in fact, that as I was potting up a couple of plants into little terracotta pots, I ‘inadvertently’ created five more!!!!

Potted up and ready to go…

I’m having coffee with a friend this afternoon so she’ll be my first plant recipient. I’m looking forward to it!

If you fancy doing something similar, why not leave a comment below and share the love?!


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