Monday, May 25, 2015

Gardening day

Sunday 24 May 2015

Sunny with torrential showers
23 degrees

Something I have seen on FB

Advice from An Old Farmer

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.

My favourite is the one about the rain dance.

I went out this morning and hopefully had a go at starting the car and it really didnt want to 
play so I spend the day gardening.  There is a patch of lamb's ears for which OH has an
unreasonable hatred
Stachys byzantina (07/06/2009, Hampton Court, London)
It is completely infested with a small potentilla so I dug it all up and put it in the new area 
which OH had prepared as a 'surprise' for me.  I already have about an acre under garden 
so this came as more of a shock.  He may be less thrilled when he discovered that the patch
I dug up from around the steps has translated into about 200 plants which are now edging
the border of the new bed.  I added in all of the hydrangea cuttings, some shrubs which 
have been languishing in pots and some cuttings which have grown to vast proportions and
have completely taken over the polytunnel.

The rain started so I headed into the polytunnel and weeded one side.  The parsley, which 
we hardly ever use, had reached the roof and was battling it out with the nettles.  1 pm 
came around and I went on Skype and translated the compromis for the NZ ladies who
seemed amazingly relaxed until they told me that they had been on a Junk trip and had
been drinking all day.  I had a glass of wine to celebrate and spoke to OH and amazingly 
Preston North End managed to beat Swindon 4-0, end their run of nine successive failures 
to win a playoff game and are now in the Championship League.