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The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:53

Just realised was my email on here instead of my screen name,so have put that right now(theohhellwitch is Rustic Rose)Better with a fork and spade than a computer. Years ago was making a garden from scratch,some of the ground was like rock,so had to resorted to a pick axe before laying some paving slabs..the last mighty swing with the pick axe was the one that caught in the washing linethe surprise made me let go of the pick axe which came down squarely on my head and I ended up sprawled over my pile of paving slabs...just at that moment my OH came round the corner and remarked that the sun lounger would have been a more comfy place to take a rest .When I told him(amongst other things)what had happened....and he`d stopped telling me what a silly mare I was(true) for not taking the line down first...he uttered those often heard words "I would have done that for you."  Don`t know how but managed to bite my tongue and not say,"I`ve only been waiting three months for you to do it."...I must have been in shock


The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:08

Many years ago a friend who had acres of blackcurrant fields gave me about 70 blackcurrant strikes,it was late afternoon when he arrived with them;I decided I`d better get them all in PDQ,planted them as a border all around the edge of the big lawn,back breaking job but really pleased with what I`d done.Next morning had a quick look at my handywork;fine,pleased with that.Went off to do the shopping;when I came back was greeted by my then husband who said,"I`ve cut the big lawn for you and burnt up all those little sticks the kids must have put all around the lawn!"

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:55

How weird(John Harding) My aunt came to stay with us for a few weeks and she did exactly the same thing with lettuce seeds instead of grass seed also in the 50`s..We also lived in Wycombe at the time(Terriers)..

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My mum & dad were very hospitable and our home was an open one. Back in the 1950s we had a number of people who would come and stay for a couple of weeks. One elderly Scottish lady would come down to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire where we lived each year. Mum & Dad didn't ask for any payment, they were just pleased to help people they knew who couldn't afford a holiday: so 'Aunty Nancy' as we kids knew her (no relation) wanted to do something in return so she found some 'grass seed' and re-sowed some bare patches in the back lawn for dad. They germinated after she had returned home - we had a lawn with various patches of lettuces interspersed. 


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