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B3B3 Posts: 27,345


UNDER-GARDENER: "That cabbagy thing is doing well."

ME:  "Yes."

If  under-gardeners learn too much, they will inevitably form opinions - disaster!

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • jabsyjabsy Posts: 54

    That made me laugh :)

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,877

    "cabbagy thing"?????!!!!!!!!!!

    I need to lie down with a damp copy of The Lady over my face.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,966

    Hosta. In some circumstances, that might be considered rude!image

    Not meaning to offend anyone, of course.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,345

    You could grow a very refined variety of cress on it perhapsimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    B3: imageimageimage   Same here.  Typical garden discussion at my house....

    HIM: "What's that?"

    ME: "It's an azalea"

    HIM: "I like it"........................"What's that?"

    ME: "That's a clematis, there's another one over there"

    HIM: "What's that?"

    ME: "They're nemesia, do you like them?"

    HIM: "Meh" ......................."What's that?"

    You get the idea, just put it on repeat with various different plants on a loop for 20+ years image

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    Bwaahaha. The Lady! image

  • B3B3 Posts: 27,345

    U-G: "I'm going down the end of the garden to do for that euphorbia."

    Knowledge and opinion. I'm really worried nowimageimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    Just as long as you have a euphorbia. image

    My husband made up his own names for plants depending on what they looked like or how they behaved. (He did it for people too).

    He wasn't the world's biggest cotoneb*****d fan after he dug out two very mature specimens! image

  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318

    My husband had problems with plant names too, personally I cannot stand spurge and remove it all the time (neighbour has a rampant patch) but some years ago my husband tried to give me a nice pre-Christmas gift of a poinsettia. Setting aside the fact that he could never have known it was the dreaded euphorbia, he read the award label instead of the plant label and totally confused the florist!

    Poinsettia will forever be known as Gold Cup in my family.

    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,345

    It was a euphorbia fortunately, and one that needed dispatching too.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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