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The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 482
edited August 2019 in Plants
Well, after hearing so much about it on these forums, I tried a bit of naturist gardening this sweltering bank holiday weekend, and I must say, it’s a little overrated. I had an unfortunate encounter with a teasel seed head and I’m quite sure I’ve never felt so tentative in using my shears before. I got sunburned on my white bits and to cap t all, my wife thought it was hilarious to crack stupid puns at my expense (eg ‘from where I’m sitting it looks like your bush needs a decent pruning’) Oh, ha ha! Don’t be fooled by the hype guys, it’s rubbish. I’m from West Yorkshire as well, it’s not the kind of activity men up here tend to engage in. I’m done with it.
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  • I didn't think proper men from West Yorkshire even bathed in the alltogether!!
    Still, you're a much braver man than I - just the thought of getting my teasel caught is making my eyes water :o:)

    My partner gardens for a living and I keep suggesting she gets a sign-written van saying
    "Lady Gardens" ;)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
    edited August 2019
     my wife thought it was hilarious to crack stupid puns at my expense (eg ‘from where I’m sitting it looks like your bush needs a decent pruning’) Oh, ha ha! 
    There's nothing wrong with a bit of "manscaping". She's trying to tell you this perhaps?

    I often garden naked.
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,156
    Well - it's not happening here, and if any neighbours decide to try it - good luck, but it'll put me right off my dinner.
    Anyway - they'd need a woolly simmit on today if they don't want to look like a smurf by lunchtime...
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,598
    I have no objection if the neighbours wish to get an all over tan ... having spent a lot of time in artists’ life drawing studios, both as artist and occasionally as model, I think I’ve seen everything there is to see ... but living as close to the marshes as we do, I’m not going to give the mozzies a bigger target than they already have 😫
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,575
    It was gardening in the nude that ended my OH in hospital, he got a Tick in a very embarrassing place, being the local hospital in Cornwall where everyone laughs  at anything, the nurses had a real fun day! 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Nudists generally only strip off in the warmer months so are not really hardy to the elements - weather, plant or insects.
    Naturists strip off all year round when they can get away with it and seem to be immune to most things.
    At least, that what I am told ;)
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,575
     @philippa smith2. Roland wasn’t hardened to that tick was he 😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 325
  • Lyn said:
     @philippa smith2. Roland wasn’t hardened to that tick was he 😀
    Ouch - sorry Roland 
  • I've fairly recently moved and have been presented with a back garden that is made up of docks, nettles, brambles, bindweed and creeping thistle. I have managed over the last six months to tame it, cultivate much of it and it has proved to be a wildlife haven, full of insects and birds, toads and various small mammals.  Venturing into it in the altogether was never an option, either because of the dangers of being pricked (excuse the word choice), scratched, or stung, or presenting my fairer parts to the many interested insects. Nah, definitely not for me anything less than shorts and boots!
    H-C
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