ulle.b garden booksHere’s another extract from a book I bought in a charity shop in the summer…..

Mrs. Brown’s All- Encompassing Law of Gardening:

Gardening is like pregnancy: it is nothing like the book.

Mrs. Murphy’s Literary View:

Gardening books should not be set aside lightly: they should be hurled with great force.

Four Laws of Obfuscation:

1. There are no real secrets to cultivation- only plots.

2. For counter-instructions read every good Gardening Authority.

3. For subtle distinctions (pinched from every good Gardening Authority) read the Sunday newspaper supplements.

4. For contrary advice, listen to ‘her indoors’s’  interpretation of the plagiarism in the Sunday supplements.

'Sunday Supplement' by Sarah Boardman

‘Sunday Supplement’ by Sarah Boardman

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

Old School Gardener