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Folk shrubbery

Helen 15 Jan 20 - 07:46 PM
Steve Gardham 15 Jan 20 - 05:59 PM
Steve Gardham 15 Jan 20 - 05:26 PM
Steve Shaw 15 Jan 20 - 11:39 AM
GUEST,Mark 15 Jan 20 - 11:20 AM
GUEST,Mark 15 Jan 20 - 11:18 AM
gillymor 15 Jan 20 - 11:01 AM
Dave the Gnome 15 Jan 20 - 10:30 AM
gillymor 15 Jan 20 - 10:10 AM
GUEST,HiLo 15 Jan 20 - 09:54 AM
Michael 15 Jan 20 - 09:25 AM
gillymor 15 Jan 20 - 08:25 AM
Jack Campin 15 Jan 20 - 07:31 AM
keberoxu 14 Jan 20 - 11:18 AM
Steve Shaw 13 Jan 20 - 05:49 PM
Mr Red 13 Jan 20 - 02:34 PM
Steve Shaw 12 Jan 20 - 04:06 PM
Richard Mellish 12 Jan 20 - 02:38 PM
Steve Shaw 12 Jan 20 - 01:08 PM
Nick 12 Jan 20 - 10:28 AM
Steve Gardham 12 Jan 20 - 08:13 AM
Steve Shaw 12 Jan 20 - 07:05 AM
Mr Red 12 Jan 20 - 06:31 AM
GUEST,HiLo 11 Jan 20 - 02:01 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 11 Jan 20 - 12:17 PM
gillymor 11 Jan 20 - 11:43 AM
Dave the Gnome 11 Jan 20 - 11:13 AM
Nick 11 Jan 20 - 09:08 AM
Mr Red 11 Jan 20 - 08:50 AM
Nick 11 Jan 20 - 08:36 AM
gillymor 11 Jan 20 - 08:26 AM
gillymor 11 Jan 20 - 08:18 AM
Daniel Kelly 11 Jan 20 - 08:08 AM
Mrrzy 11 Jan 20 - 07:55 AM
gillymor 11 Jan 20 - 07:30 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 11 Jan 20 - 06:39 AM
Steve Shaw 11 Jan 20 - 04:36 AM
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gillymor 10 Jan 20 - 07:45 AM
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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Helen
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 07:46 PM

Wildwood Flower


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 05:59 PM

Montana-mera, montaname----ra

Camellia Tramps and Hawkers

Blueberry Hill

Alder Birds in the Air were a sighin and a sobbin

Blackberry Grove

The larch in the morning.

John of Hazel Green


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 05:26 PM

If you want to find the privet I know where it is, I know where it is....


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 11:39 AM

Euphorbia?

No thanks, I'm driving.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 11:20 AM

(Don't you wish you could edit and/or delete mistaken posts?)

Anyway - I suggest we all Meet On The Hedge...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 11:18 AM


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 11:01 AM

Don't get wisterical, I'm not really leafing.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 10:30 AM

Don't leaf. We'll all pine fir yew.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 10:10 AM

I don't know from Cowden but may the bird of paradise fly up his Knowes.

I'll leave now...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 09:54 AM

At the Australian open..pointsettia and match....


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Michael
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 09:25 AM

Yes Gillymor but who is Cowden and what do they know?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 08:25 AM

Oh the broom, the bonny bonny broom


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Jack Campin
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 07:31 AM

Think about maintenance. Plant a rose and a briar and you're in for a lifetime of pruning to stop them twining together. Whereas the broom blooms bonny, the broom blooms fair... obviously a better choice.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 11:18 AM

Can we get euonymus in here somewhere?
I'm used to seeing the shrub version.


(Spell-checker is good for something sometimes.
I tried to spell it eu-wonymus and it wouldn't let me.)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Jan 20 - 05:49 PM

Is that the best you can do, fir God's sake?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Mr Red
Date: 13 Jan 20 - 02:34 PM

Shrubs you want? Folkie shrubs you want?

I submit Jennifer Juniper.........


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 04:06 PM

Of gorse we haven't, Richard.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 02:38 PM

We haven't yet mentioned the Irish one (macaronic in some versions) about the fox "and he hiding in the furze".


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 01:08 PM

That is very, very good, Nick. I can't understand why I didn't think of it meself!   :-)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 10:28 AM

Botany Bay then...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 08:13 AM

Have we had The Bramble Briar?100


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 07:05 AM

Humph. A lot of plants that aren't shrubs are creeping in here. I know this because I have a boozer's degree in Botany. Don't smirk: I got it at Imperial College, punks...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Mr Red
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 06:31 AM

what about all those beer songs?
The ones with barley and such.

Come to think about it "Coming through the rye"


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 02:01 PM

While shepherds watch their phlox by night.....


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 12:17 PM

I've never understood the "thorn in my side" thing. Thorns in the side are easy to remove. It's the thorns that break off under one's fingernails that are the real bitch.

And exactly what does one need to be doing, and in what state of undress, to get a thorn in one's side in the first place?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 11:43 AM

Don't get your pansies in a wad, Gnome.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 11:13 AM

I have twigged that there are some people barking up the wrong tree. In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say if they don't leaf it alone they will become a thorn in my side.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 09:08 AM

I knew why shrubbery has such a resonance with me. Bob Mortimer at his best

BTW, I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden. (Dangerous thread creep as no folk in there again and only a bit of shrubbery)

Reminded also when Sean Connery went into his local Chinese restaurant and said "Your chicken'sh rubbery"...

Last post (that's not folk either nor shrubbery) Back to music and why dulcimer intonation frustrates me so much...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Mr Red
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 08:50 AM

Green Fields of France
enough to make yer mind Bogle.........


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 08:36 AM

I was just saying to my friend Chris and her mum (sorry!) is it a coincidence that all the Mudcat ads I'm seeing now are for hedge funds?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 08:26 AM

read "Ah yes,..."


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 08:18 AM

An yes, The Beatles (bane of all gardeners) are also responsible for
"I'll Follow the Succulents".


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Daniel Kelly
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 08:08 AM

Some additions to the garden,

a Prickle Holly Bush

Lennon & McCartney aren't folk, but I folked 'em good and proper here:
A Tree in the Life

All shrubbery's need some Sandy Deny: Bushes and Briars


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 07:55 AM

There is a mulberry tree in Jennifer Gentle. I heard that a Jew fell over it.

We Mrricans find the British usage of shrubbery as a count noun (bring me a shrubbery!) rather than a mass noun (bring me some shrubbery!) already hysterical.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 07:30 AM

Dang Furriners!

"Carrisa Carrisa,
Where ya been so long."


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 06:39 AM

"Green"/ecological gardening is native gardening, and vegetables, plus other consumables, should be the only exotic-flora we plant or hybridise - as doing so can help limit food-miles, etc. By filling our other garden spaces with natives, we limit the risk of foreign-diseases and -pests, plus use less water and other resources, whilst aiding the native-fauna that, over the centuries, evolved with them. (You have probably heard of American skunk-cabbage and Japanese knot-weed, among other big-problem species, but even high-nectar exotics, such as Buddleia, that are very attractive to some of England's native-fauna, should be avoided, because they upset nature's/God's balance – God created evolution, too, that is; so the Victorian plant-hunters were brave but wrong and, rather, it is better, for example, to grow geraniums in England, and pelargoniums in South Africa.)

Our green gardens, with their edibles and natives (harvest and habitat), can be made still-greener by the addition of compost heaps/bins; a wildlife pond – for native frogs, newts, and so on, rather than exotic goldfish; bee- and bird-boxes, plus carefully-selected regularly-cleaned feeders; rain- and grey-water butts; by growing everything organically - including thrifty home-propagation, plus species-swapping; and by leaving lush untidy patches, with decaying branches (insect hotels).

For those who agree, there are books and nurseries, some run by local councils, offering native plants and information on them.

P.S: whilst our selection of indoor plants is, logically, not as critical to the ecology of our greater environment, we need to be wary of importing foreign diseases and fauna in plant pots and, thus, lean toward home-grown (from here).


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 04:36 AM

It made my head feel all spinney.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 09:22 PM

You don’t know how thicket made me feel


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 08:17 PM

Indeed I did, Nick. It was shear genius.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 05:41 PM

Be very afraid I came across and borrowed a book of puns from the library. But luckily there is no gardening or shrubbery section.

Steve did you get the Privet Message I sent?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 12:58 PM

Copse, Bois and Simpson...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 09:03 AM

The Hard Limes of Old England


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 08:49 AM

Beethoven's Symphony no 3, the "Erica"


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Mo the caller
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 08:05 AM

If the popular music of John Playford's day (1650) counts as folk
Greenwood
Jenny Pluck Pears
Hearts Ease*
All in a garden green
Daphne
Oil of Barley

*OK, pansy isn't a shrub


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 07:49 AM

Wilson Thickett


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 07:45 AM

Who's that guy who plays guitar for Yew2, the Hedge?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 07:38 AM

Withy yew or without you..!


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Michael
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 07:24 AM

Didn't Nic Jones sing about Santolina in The Bonny Bunch of Roses?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,Howard Jones
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 05:45 AM

Billy don't you weed for me


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 05:40 AM

I'm having trouble working Santolina chamaecyparissus into a pun...


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