A few more clippings from a book I bought in a charity shop last summer ….
A garden is an area of land devoted to growing fruit, flowers and vegetables, which in turn are dedicated to insect rearing.
1. The earth is alive to the sound of mastication.
2. Healthy plants breed healthy bugs.
Law of the vegetable patch:
A dose of insecticide whch would wipe out a medium-size town will do no more than temporarily stun a cabbage white. You can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool the caterpillars.
Law of Killing Generosity:
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, but if it comes from a garden centre, do check for trojan aphids somewhere in its anatomy.
A Winning Aside:
In the fight between you, the world and blight, back the blight.
From : ‘Mrs. Murphy’s Laws of Gardening’ – Faith Hines (Temple House books, 1992)
Old School Gardener