Thursday, 26 July 2007

Random 7 Garden Facts

Memes flying in from all directions now it's Adekun and seven random garden facts.

Since the brain is not really functioning any better than Monday I'll give it a whirl.

1) I want Sweet Williams, mint and rhubarb in my garden because that's what I remember about my Grandad Bill's garden. The sweet williams he had me convinced were named after him, there was always mint sauce he used to have this with his Monday breakfast which was fried belly pork and leftover yorkshire puddings and bubble and squeak from Sunday dinner. We used to sit in the garden with a bowl of sugar and dip freshly pulled rhubarb in. Yes we knew all about healthy eating and balanced diets in them days.

2) The first flower I grew was Candytuft

3) My favourite herb is rosemary but I never use it in cooking just for the scent. TS hates it. There is a saying that in a house where rosemary grows well the woman wears the trousers. I did have a theory on the go that it was because men don't like the smell which is based on a totally scientific and representative sample of three men.

4) I like Alan Titchmarsh

5) If I wasn't worried about them raiding next door's garden I would let the chickens roam round ours at will and accept a bit of damage because they make me laugh.

6) I hate chopping things back and thinning things out because it feels ungrateful when stuff has made the effort to grow. Then I go over the top.

7) I chopped down the onions with the strimmer by mistake (see 6 above) and blamed the chickens.

That's me then I will tag

Hedgewizard (revenge moi?)
Us In France
Tea and Cakes (she's been far too quiet of late)
Jen (because she never mentions a garden)
and Mousie because I want to know more about her

Still didn't get up to seven then ah well here are the rules

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 random facts as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 other garden blogs and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.


Jen said...

Meanie! Just you wait!! I'll show... oh, flippin 'eck!

Love your story about Grandad Bill and the rhubarb & sugar. Made me all smiley. I am a sap tonight :)

Kitt said...

Being tagged with a garden meme sure beats being tagged with graffiti! I'll have to think on it.

I adore rosemary's smell. In California there are giant hedges of it and I have been known to fling myself about in them so I can smell like rosemary the rest of the day.

Karen said...

Jen you can think of it as a practice exercise if you like now that you are ready to take on the world

Kitt giant hedges of rosemary? how wonderful . . . now that's something to aim for

Biby Cletus said...


I'm new here landed up searching blogs on resources on pets. cool blog you have here, keep it up. i'm also interested in dogs and do have a german shepherd named devil ( named after the phantom's dog - i was a huge phantom fan in my childhood ) any way its nice to be here. i'll be back some time later for more updates.

Warm Regards from India

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Karen said...

Hi thanks for dropping by I've been checking out the recipes on your web site. Believe it or not one of the things we miss in France is asian food generally spicy food does not suit the French palate. I like the look of the fried beans recipe as we have french beans and chillis in the garden at the moment.

Anonymous said...

hi it me martin moved house on thursday no computer for a week will get in touch when back on line

Karen said...

Ok Martin speak to you then hope the rubbish we left with you didn't take too much moving

Mousie/Paisible said...

so I must wear the trousers rosemary grow well does actually everywhere in Brittany...i love it...I have a recipe in one blog to make a vinegar to rinse the hair with rosemary, in Alexiabeille I think