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  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 327
    Don't forget to stop and smell the roses :D
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,766
    Fairygirl said:
    Those are great @BenCotto. I particularly like the Dr Johnson and Mark Twain ones  :D

    I have nothing worthwhile to add apart from 'a bird in the hand is....often dead'....
    A bird in hand is better than one overhead.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,766
    Never play leapfrog with a unicorn
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    There was an old lady from Leeds
    Who swallowed a packet of seeds:
    In less than an hour
    Her face was a flower,
    And her hair was a tangle of weeds.

    A Yorkshireman bought a house that had stood empty for many years, and the garden was as you'd expect.  He worked flat out for 12 months, and the following summer, it was as pretty as a picture.  The vicar stopped to admire, and said to the gardener:  "What glory man and the Almighty can produce when they work together."  "Aye, well," grunted the gardener,  "it were a reet mess when t'Almighty had it to hisself."
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    I vaguely remember one regarding being careful when tending borders, along the lines of "Gardeners' hands nuture plants but their feet destroy them." (apols if apostrophe wrong.)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,939
    Apostrophe perfect, Bob.
    One gardener’s hands
    Two gardeners’ hands.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 23,586
    There's a much ruder one about a young man from Leeds
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Maybe not quite gardening, but : "When the gorse is not in  blossom,
                                                     Then to kiss is out of fashion"
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    pansyface said:
    Apostrophe perfect, Bob.
    One gardener’s hands
    Two gardeners’ hands.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,928
    edited October 2019
    I don’t want to post a link for fear of infringing copyright but do a Google image search for ‘This is the awning of the cage of asparagus’


    And, I believe, an aphorism of American origin: an apple without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.

    In turn that reminded me of the definition of a yank:

    To the British, a Yank is an American.

    To Americans, a Yank is a Northerner.

    To northerners, a Yank is an Easterner.

    To easterners, a Yank is an New Englander.

    To New Englanders, a Yank is a Vermonter.

    And in Vermont, a Yank is somebody who eats apple pie for breakfast.

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