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Garden Literalisms (inspired by Denis Norden biography.)


Alpine Garden Society. (Why do they need a club for this type of garden ?)

Sow at frequent intervals for continuous cropping.

Visit our website to find a full list of publications . (no address or travel directions.)

All hedge work. (I have never seen a hedge do any work.)

Many hands make light work. (Be ok on dark evenings.)

Potted palm. (Need a big pot.)

Border fork. (How do you cook a border?)

Garden rake.( Never seen one on the allotments they are all well behaved.)

Down the garden path. (Does it have a hole in it ?)

Bean poles. (Must have strong stems.)

Onion bed. (Fancy going to bed with Onions?)

White Pinks.

Any more ? Its Denis’s fault.

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It is always nice to meet like minds....ask Kath on this one.

22 Jan, 2015


Hi Diane, thanks for the laugh, some of the things they say, when you think about it, are rather stupid, Derek.

22 Jan, 2015


Who is Kath ? More examples needed.

23 Jan, 2015


Bastard Trench.


Willow Herb.


Snoopdog. (Ha ha)

23 Jan, 2015


Well if larkspur counts there's buttercup and foxglove.
Elderberry (where's the younger one)

23 Jan, 2015


Half hardy

Semi evergeen

Short-lived perennial

Either it is or it isn't (like being a bit pregnant?)

23 Jan, 2015


Brilliant ! Thank you.

24 Jan, 2015


Loved the a laugh.

25 Jan, 2015


I have Simon King's biography this week.
Wonderful author. Recommend.

26 Jan, 2015


I have read most of his books, one of my favourite authors...

26 Jan, 2015

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