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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.
Bless your cotton socks
Pride comes before a fall
Too many cookspoil the broth
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
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 right....you stand under umbrellas
Man1...........Thats what I said...I dont understand umbrellas
and it goes on and on and on..........
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
Like it tho
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
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!
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
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'!
This is giving me so many memories, well done clueless