I may be a bore at parties and barbeques but I do know how to get rid of slugs. ed.
Gardeners can appear to be a taciturn bunch but they have a dry sense of humus.
‘A tough looking man came and took our garden gate when he thought nobody was looking. Well I thought it best not to say anything as he might take a fence.’
‘It should be the gardeners aim to provide ideal conditions for his plants so that they can flourish to the limit of their capacity.’
‘A gardener needs to be an intelligent being rather than just a robot.’ Derek Clifford
‘It is important that the grower acquaints them-self with each species’ natural habitat to enable a good pot grown specimen to be produced.’ Jan Taylor Geraniums and Pelargoniums.
‘Years ago, nearly every garden had a patch of Lily of the Valley that flowered year after year.’ Adam the Gardener
‘Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration.’ Lou Erickson
‘In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.’ Sam Llewelyn
‘What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.’ Charles Dudley Warner
‘A garden is a thing of beauty and a job for ever.’
‘There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.’ Mirabel Osler
‘Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get’ – Mark Twain
‘Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.’
‘Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.’
‘Canny guerrilla gardeners help their plants along and sell their crop giving them the opportunity to invest in new plants and material’. Richard Reynolds On Guerrilla Gardening
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