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Pets not near seedlings ...hmmmm I shall put that to 2yr old labrador and see what she thinks
Jean Genie

13. Make sure to engage your brain before putting your finger (s ) into action.

FloBear

I take issue with 12. What about the sale of goods act 1979 and fitness for purpose? Always keep your receipts and if an expensive purchase, pay by credit card as you have may redress through the credit card company.

Leggi
I tend to have no whinge gardening sessions at the allotment when I leave the other half at home.
Dovefromabove

I'm very concerned about No. 8  - you should never wish to kill children and pets - have you sought therapy for this?

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Gardening Grandma

My concern is about what I would do with the time I usually spend whingeing... However, as an ex-shoolteacher, I have a sneaking sympathy with the desire to kill children. And possibly other people's pets? Especially the cats who poo on my borders - but of course, that's whingeing...

Too many rules for me, I'm afraid. I like just going with the flow and seeing what happens. If that involves a whinge or two at my own mistakes, so be it. At least I have fun;)
Gardening Grandma

Seriously, Jon, you are absolutely right that many of the things we whinge about are our own fault and putting a few of these principles into practice would save a lot of trouble. However, whingeing is an enjoyable way to let off steam when we are frustrated, so it is probably ineradicable.

FloBear
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

However, as an ex-shoolteacher, I have a sneaking sympathy with the desire to kill children. .

  

 

Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

My concern is about what I would do with the time I usually spend whingeing...

  

Dovefromabove
Defend gardeners' inalienable right to whinge!!!

Why would anyone want to kill off the fun bit of gardening, "the good whinge" why else would we do it I ask.
We fight Nature, the weather, the soil, animals various including children plus bugs birds and wind blown disease, what is not to whinge about.
Watch a group of allotmenteers gather for the morning cup of tea and listen in, "why did you bring fig biscuits instead of chocky bourbons, do you want me to manure all the gardens or something"? Whats with cutting the custard slices in half Ellen, what do you mean they are easier to eat, who wants easy I like custard and white cream stuck all round my mouth.
We all keep diaries of a sort, 7th Jan planted seeds, two weeks of winter as we get up North. 7th Feb re-planted seeds as we had some sun, two weeks of winter etc. 7th March finally planted seeds, worked out that with heat etc it cost £50 for that pan of peas good whinge coming on.
It also gets other things out of the system, Wife wanting third new kitchen in five years and never cooked an egg in any of them. kids wanting to go to Disneyland, not the cheap one but California, yikes.
A whinge is our boiler safety valve we let off steam in the place we are usually alone with the bees buzzing around agreeing with us, the scent of Lavender around us and the sun glinting off the glass in our hands, what is not to like about a good whinge.

Frank.

Huntertony

That's a lot of rage. Here's a rule to gardening...

Rule #1: ENJOY GARDENING.

 

 That is all.

Obelixx

My main rule would be no trolls.

Gardening Grandma

Its not rage. Huntertony, but simply allowing the grumpy old man or woman in oneself a bit of scope. In fact, I think perhaps we should have a MOB thread (Miserable old sweetheart). There we could whinge to our hearts' content and get it all out of our systems before going back to being nice to our families. (Yes, I know sweetheart does not begin with a b...)

 

FloBear

Agree wholeheartedly GG!!!

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SwissSue

It's my garden and I'll whinge if I want to - to the tune of "it's my party and I'll cry if I want to"!

SwissSue

I'm still trying figure out if jon cob's rant is supposed to be useful advice or merely a reproach.

Jean Genie

Try making an anagram from his name.

There are 2 I can think of.

One is unprintable.

I love a good whinge in the garden. 

Lynne x