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Warm hands cold heart, cold hands warm heart.
star gaze lily

Lightening never strikes twice

A Stitch in time saves nine

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

Beautys only  skin deep

Calm before the storm 


Sorry, Im now resorting to copy and paste after googling, but some fab garden quotes out there...

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. 

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. 

When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside, too. 

Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees. 

star gaze lily

Bless your cotton socks

Pride comes before a fall

Too many cookspoil the broth

Absence makes the heart grow fonder





Pottie Pam

Brilliant quotes all.

Some are based on fact. I saw a programme once about cows lying down. They did a speeding up version of the cows activities and they did seem to lie down just before rain. Perhaps to have a dry spot to lie down in.

The quotes about red sky in the morning is somthing to do with the way light is refracted and that storm clouds are on the way. Someone who understands it better than me might explain.

My mam used to say a robin coming into the house was bad luck. They come in here oftern but the worse bit is they poo everywhere when i chase them out.



I've been trying to remember this one for ages, here it is

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth....




Never Change Tigers In Mid Stream  !!


Man1...........I dont understand umbrellas

Man 2..........Thats stand under umbrellas

Man1...........Thats what I said...I dont understand umbrellas

and it goes on and on and on..........

star gaze lily

Cut off your nose to spite your face


n look a gift horse in the mouth  (think thats what it is!) 


A good one for gardeners:

"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!"


To be happy for an hour get drunk.
To be happy for a day kill your pig and eat it.
To be happy for a week get married.
To be happy for a lifetime plant a garden.


Often said by my friend's mum when as a teenager she was worrying about a spot, stain, her hair  etc...a man on a galloping horse don't notice it!

Always struck me as strange  


Hey James - have you got your quota yet 


When asked what was for dinner my dad would reply with one of there's two sayings:

A run round the table and a kick at the cat

A run up the cupboard door and a slide down it

Highland Jeannie

Ah, what's for dinner?

Highland Aunt; "Tatties & point"

Elderly London friend; "Bread & iffit"

Same friend, when annoying child (me) asked where she'd just come back from; "There & back to see how far it is" 

Another one of hers, for anywhere dark, or if the sky was very overcast it was "As black as Newgate's knocker" (Presumably referring to the knocker on Newgate Prison) (Wonder how she knew that??

My Mum, from a family of wavy/curly heads always described my hair as "straight as a yard of pumpwater" probably because I hadn't eaten my crusts!




star gaze lily

My mum and dad used to say newgates knocker, had forgotten all about that one!  They were Londoners,  sorry have I already said that? 

Enjoying this one hope we can go way past 50

There's one about shutting the door, something about being born in a barn???


Can youremember that one jeannie 

hollie hock

I know the born in a barn one, mum always used to say it.

Money doesn't grow on trees

You can take a horse to water but can't make it drink

Time to go up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire - meaning it's bed time.

Jumping out of the frying into the fire.


When someone forgot to shut the door the question was asked - Were you born in a barn?

'I'm still ' fresh as a daisy' though 'I'm getting long in the tooth' - I hope 'I'm not ready to kick the bucket', 'put the final nail in the coffin' remembering that 'you are only as old as the man/woman you feel'!

star gaze lily

This is giving me so many memories,  well done clueless