224_Garden_TrowelThe latest extract from a book I bought in a charity shop in the summer…..

The Sleeping Bulb Fallacy:

There’s no such thing as a dormant bulb or corm- they’re all lurking underground ready to leap suicidally under the first fork prong or spade.

Poor Law:

The planting of any authentic ‘foreign’ garden will cripple any budget outside its country of origin.

Rule of Bloomin’ Relatives:

Flowers are like people- people can choose their friends but are stuck with their relatives. People can make their own beds and, like flowers, have no choice but to lie on them.

From : ‘Mrs. Murphy’s Laws of Gardening’ – Faith Hines (Temple House books, 1992)

Old School Gardener