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How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:21

FG, after my time I think. I was more into Bill & Ben.  Remember Roadrunner, the one with tweetypie and the cat (?) and Scoobydoo but that was Grandson's time.

No, definitely not seen it.

I feel old and this has nothing to do with how we got into gardening. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 20:11

He's just passed his test, FG, so is very accomodating and I'm very brave. Got to have confidence in him though.  He's already managed to scratch driver's door and wallop his wing mirror off!!  Misjudged a pillar in a carpark. Told him never to park by a pillar.  At least 3 car spaces are required.

Can't use my birdbath as the cat jumps up for them, even when it's in the middle of a flower bed. How long do cats live?

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 19:57

Whose Foghorn Leghorn when he's out?  No, he's being Fred, the butcher, from Corrie, I say he's being Fred, the butcher from Corrie. 

I'll get Verdun's coat.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 19:55

Verdun, you're nuts, but I like you. You can stay.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 19:49

It was a shame the weather was poor because it's such a pretty garden and very secluded.  Just a lovely place to sit on a sunny day.  She seems to pick up such unusual things on her travels that I never see.  Perhaps next time.

Glad that you had a good day FG. Can you see light at the end of the tunnel?  I'd come and help if you weren't so far away.  Are you mixing cement or using the stuff  you pour into the hole and then add water?  Next door used that.  Hope you get lots of horrid, sharp, prickly plants for the border that will hurt those horrid kids.  (I'm not nice).

Don't usually see many birds here, probably because of the b... cat, but have noticed a couple of blackbirds.  Aren't they friendly.  Was standing right next one yesterday and it just hopped alone without a care in the world.  Oh, yes, found the cat's loo yesterday. Well one of them.  Cleared and teabags soaked in Jeyes Fluid applied. 

Bev, was son supposed to help? I must have missed it. If so, I know exactly how you feel.  Have given up on my daughter, will do the same for son if he doesn't get his act together at the end of the week and as for the other son, he lives on another planet. I blame it on all the tattoos.

Now my lovely grandson, when I suggested he took me to B&Q today to change the trellis, 'not a problem Grandma. Will be round when car fixed'.  Forgot I was going out so texted and said I would go another day.  'Anytime Grandma'.  Brought a tear to my eye. 

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 19:30

Sure we've had this thread before, if my memory serves me well but I don't remind repeating myself.  Verdun will understand.

Didn't do any gardening until I had a house of my own, athough when my Dad had a stroke and was unable to care for his lovely 'show' chrysanths, I took on the job of potting on and nipping out the side shoots to create the huge blooms.  Hated the smell of them, still do. He also developed a fixation for lilies, which turned up on a regular basis and which also had to be potted up.  However, very theraputic sitting in greenhouse, daydreaming!

Moved into my house in November 47 years ago where the 90ft garden was two-thirds rose beds and one third waist high weeds!  The following summer I took on the challenge of clearing the weeds, which took me 2 weeks.  Had a lovely tan though.  Since then it has changed so many times, rose beds became grass for the kids to play and, once they were able to play in local park (can you see that happening today) I set about making it how I wanted, or so I thought.  Every Winter, I stand at my French windows deciding what I would like to move, change, grow, etc.  It's an ongoing wonderful 'hobby'.  I love my time spent out there where all my worries and concerns disappear.  Am a fair weather gardener so get very agitated when the sun don't shine.

I am pleased to say that my elder son has the 'bug' but, unfortunately, not much time. I just wish he would dig a pond so I could pass the koi over.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 18:37

Evening.  I'm stalking you Gilly.

Had a really pleasant day with my friend but no sitting in the garden as it was wet, cold and windy.  Still very windy and I have put the heating on. I just can't be cold and can't type with gloves on. According to my weather forecast at the top of the page, it's going to be colder and wet tomorrow. 

I think I'll stay in bed.


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:14

FG, next door but one has chickens, bloody noisy chickens.  I spend my time when I'm in the garden shouting at the top of my voice for either the dogs or the chicks to 'shut the .... up'.  Naughty swearing. Not very ladylike. 

Have reached the conclusion that gardeners have a very dry wit. Right load of comedians on here. Love it.

Right, breakfast and friends. Tata.


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 09:46

Morning all.  Bev, what's your excuse for being so early today. I'm off to spend the day with a lovely friend.  Such a shame that the weather is so poor, cold and wet, as I was looking forward to sitting in her pretty little garden, with all its fairies, toadstools and butterflies dotted about.  Never mind, I'm sure the weather won't stop the jaws wagging.

Pottie Pam. What have you been doing with yourself?  Was only thinking when I looked at the 'map' a couple of days back and your name popped up, as it always does that I haven't seen you around.  Hope all has been well.

Andy, you're like a whirlwind.  Do you ever just do nothing?

Shame my joke fell on deaf ears Verdun.  One of the characters always used to say everything twice.  No painting today.  I think more swearing goes on than singing, usually at the numorous dogs and the clucking chickens. My garden is no longer a peaceful haven.

Hope the weather improves for the wedding WW.  Should be able to count on good weather in June! I have just out my heating on.

Have a good day all. 

PS Hi Chicky and FG.  You weren't here when I started my post.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 22:30

Thanks WW. Vaguely remember someone asking about it at sometime and thought it was suggested it was a weed.  Just my luck.  Why do weeds always spring up but never pretty plants. Had one bit last weekend, now have 4.  Sunday, it will cease to be.

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