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Gardening Proverbs

hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,992

Came across these gardening proverbs when I was tidying up. Any more?

A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment.
Indian Proverb

The seeds of the day are best planted in the first hour.
Dutch Proverb

Birds are caught with seed, men with money.
Armenian Proverb

Woman without man is like a field without seed.
Ethiopian Proverb

Every seed knows its time.
Russian Proverb

The seed waits for its garden or ground where it will be sown.
South African Proverb

A person without a spouse is like a vase without flowers.
Cape Verdean Proverb

Love is a garden full of flowers and marriage is a field of stinging nettles.
Finnish Proverb

To an optimist every weed is a flower; to a pessimist every flower is a weed.
Finnish Proverb

'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,521



    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    Gardeners dream bigger dreams than kings.

    A weed is a master of survival yet has not learned to grow in rows.

    A couple from dad who used to say "All gardening means back ache and then you taste that first tomato" Worth it in the end then I would assume.


  • A Victorian one: every gardener needs a back with a cast-iron hinge!

  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,913

    Patience is a virtue image

    “This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic.”
    ― Terry Pratchett
  • God gave us rainy days, so gardeners get some housework done. 

  • One I heard recently

    If the first week of December is cold, daddy Winter will get old. Meaning a long cold winter....

    Last edited: 23 January 2018 06:44:16

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,461

    Love those mice!  What are they?  

    I heard that you need to sow four times as many seeds as you want plants:

    "One for the pigeon, one for the crow, one to rot and one to grow."

  • NUBEENUBEE Posts: 5

    March winds,

    April showers,

    Bring forth,

    May flowers.

  • Gardening add years to your life and life to your years  

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,189
    Ne'er cast a clout, till May be out
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