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Folk shrubbery

Dave the Gnome 08 Jan 20 - 02:00 PM
Reinhard 08 Jan 20 - 02:05 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 08 Jan 20 - 02:19 PM
Helen 08 Jan 20 - 02:22 PM
Steve Shaw 08 Jan 20 - 02:32 PM
Nick 08 Jan 20 - 02:40 PM
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Subject: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 02:00 PM

I'm not one for copycat threads but after reading snobbery as shrubbery I couldn't resist it.

What should we have in our folk shrubbery?

I'll start with Broom (of the Cowdenknowes)

Next!


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Reinhard
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 02:05 PM

Sweet Blooming Lavender


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 02:19 PM

I could roll off a list of Irish tunes but I'll suggest 'The Old Bush' for now.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Helen
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 02:22 PM

Blooming heather
Thyme - bunch of
Parsley
Sage
Rosemary


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 02:32 PM

Bushes and Briars

Green Brooms

Bonny Banks of Roses

What about those mystical songs where the young woman "had her back to the thorn," murdered her babies then spent seven years in hell? Nothing like a bit of light-hearted life-affirming folkie entertainment!


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 02:40 PM

Leaving of Liverpool?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 02:50 PM

Well if you're going to be silly I'm claiming the Connought Hydrangea :-)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: DMcG
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 03:03 PM

'Candlemas Eve'

(Down with the rosemary and bay,
Down with the mistletoe,
Instead of holly, now upraise
The greener box for show ... Etc etc)

Kipling's poem "Our fathers of old" as sung by Bellamy.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 03:26 PM

How about Ambletown (Home Dearie Home? - the oak and the ash and the bonny rowan tree....


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Helen
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 04:12 PM

Not really folk, but an "old" song, I always loved Wattle I Do.

Wattle I do with just a photograph to tell my troubles to?
When I'm alone with only dreams of you that won't come true
Wattle I do?

In case you are unaware, the Oz native shrub called wattle is an acacia.

When the wattle blooms in August I annoy my Hubby by singing Wattle I Do.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 04:40 PM

tum-ble-ing tumbleweeds?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Michael
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 04:46 PM

"Sing Oak and ash and Thorn good sirs"


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 05:49 PM

Sweet William

LFF


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Joe G
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 05:49 PM

The Bold Priveteer

I'm here all week (I'm afraid) ;-)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 05:56 PM

The Gooseberry Bush
And I suppose Roger Bush, bass player for the Kentucky Colonels and Country Gazette, among others, would qualify.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:05 PM

Is Kate Bush allowed in this thread? I hear she's fed up of going on the road, or in her words, she's secateurs...

Geddit? Bush? Secateurs?

I'll get me coat...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Joe G
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:08 PM

Please do. ;-) That was pretty good to be fair :-)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:13 PM

In that case, I'll raise you the unfortunate rake.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:21 PM

Michael Hedges, of course.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:25 PM

Dylan: Lay Lady Lay... (think about it....)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:30 PM

Here I go again... Non evergreen shrubbery at this time of year just says Twiggy to me


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:50 PM

Too skinny. Her twin sisters, Holly and Ivy, have a nice bit of cover...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 07:09 PM

...and nice plump red berries....God forgive me....


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Helen
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 08:22 PM

Well, I don't get the Leaving of Liverpool one, or the Bob Dylan one.

A hint or two might help.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 08:26 PM

The Dylan one was meant to be referring to the ancient country skill of laying hedges, Helen!


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 08:29 PM

I wasn't sure I got the Leaving of Liverpool either. Unless "leaving" meant something to do with covering with leaves....


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 08:57 PM

Indeed. I think Liverpool covered in leaves is a nice thought. A lorra laurel leaves perhaps?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 09:01 PM

O Rowan Tree (nice plump red berries!)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 09:07 PM

Worryingly, I'm beginning to love these plump red berry allusions. Can't quite put my finger on it...er, them...er...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 09:07 PM

Worryingly, I'm beginning to love these plump red berry allusions. Can't quite put my finger on it...er, them...er...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 09:08 PM

In fact I'm so shaky about it that I seem to have hit the send button twice...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Helen
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 09:45 PM

All right, I would never, ever, ever have gotten the reference to laying hedges. Come on! LOL

Leave-ing. Ok, I get it.

Steve, you are getting berry agitated.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 09:49 PM

I can't wait for the darling buds of May...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Michael
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 04:59 AM

Sweet Rose of Allandale


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 05:15 AM

Famous Flower of Serving Men


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Mr Red
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 05:20 AM

Thyme, Sweet Thyme,
The holly and the thyme
The rosemary and the willow tree
Around my heart entwine
Sweet Thyme (Mudcat)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 06:07 AM

Heather on the Moor- Paul Brady w/Andy

I guess Hedge and Donna would qualify.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 06:53 AM

Have we had the Prickle-Eye Bush yet?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 09:24 AM

I thought the Dylan one might have lead to leylandii!

Maybe I'm thinking outside the wrong box.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Michael
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 09:26 AM

Atishoo atishoo we hawthorn down!


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 10:59 AM

Oh azalea, you're breaking my heart...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 11:28 AM

Yebbut that's Simon and Garfunkle and it's not folk ;-)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 12:14 PM

Dave, I see you are pioneering this years BIG BIG thing.

It’s the 2020 ‘Be Your Own Troll’

Why rely on others when you know more than anyone else the things most likely to irritate the bejasus out of you? Cut out the middle(wo)man and crack on with the ultimate in self satisfaction.

In association with Be Your Own Victim.com


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 12:17 PM

Start your own threads and no need whatsoever to rely on others taking part!!

In beta testing, some of the participants have managed to create upwards of 500 posts in a single thread without any outside involvement and, so far, with no obvious signs of mental damage.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: keberoxu
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 12:31 PM

That's it, everyone, git yer ya - yas out here.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 12:45 PM

Barberry Allen


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 01:17 PM

What about the country set version.

Burberry Allen.

Nick - :-D


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 01:19 PM

Of the one you missed

Barbara Alium


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 01:27 PM

Brings to mind that old sea chantey High Bayberry.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Helen
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 02:07 PM

The Cherry Tree Carol
Let No Man Steal Away Your Thyme
Blackthorn Stick
Rose of Tralee
Lorelei - The Pogues [laurel lie]
Ash Grove
Wind That Shakes the Barley
Salley Gardens
and on that note, Willow Gang to the Highlands Leezie Lindsay


Alternative title to Steve's suggestion: Abelia You're Breaking My Heart
Anything sung by Bonnie Abelia?

Does Harvest Home count?

Another tune came into my head and jumped straight out again. It will make itself heard as soon as I hit the Submit button.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 03:02 PM

Some of these suggestions are simply not folk. They're just poplar music.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 03:45 PM

We haven't had Bird in the Bush yet.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 03:46 PM

Also The Furze Field.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Nick
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 03:59 PM

Steve, you may be right. I can think of at least tree


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 04:23 PM

And from the sub genre Folk Shrubbery Rock there's Eight Miles Hydrangea.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Mrrzy
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 04:25 PM

Ni! Ni!


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: GUEST,toubabdoc
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 05:14 PM

And all planted by the Knights of Nie!

(I like this onw much better than the thread I started.)


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 05:35 PM

Does stuff sung by the Treeorchy Malus Voice Choir count?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 05:37 PM

Beech Bois?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 05:46 PM

Four Men and a Dogwood approve of this thread...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 05:48 PM

Hewin' MacColl?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 06:22 PM

Buddleia can you spare a dime?

Stop me somebody...


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 09:24 PM

Is David Boughie folk?


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Jan 20 - 09:53 PM

Bury me beneath the willow
'neath the weeping willow tree


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 04:45 AM

Keeping to the non-punny ones:
Green Grows the Laurel / Green Grow the Lilacs.


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 05:21 AM

Has anyone mentioned the bitter withy? One of the strangest songs about!


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 05:25 AM

"Maybe I'm thinking outside the wrong box."

Haha, it's taken me 24 hours to get that one, Malcolm!


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 05:30 AM

I miss a lot. It gives me the hebe jebes


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 05:36 AM

Maybe it's big gorse I'm a Londoner


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Subject: RE: Folk shrubbery
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 05:37 AM

I'll never find another yew


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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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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: 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,HiLo
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 07:38 AM

Withy yew or without you..!


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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: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 07:49 AM

Wilson Thickett


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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 - 08:49 AM

Beethoven's Symphony no 3, the "Erica"


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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 - 12:58 PM

Copse, Bois and Simpson...


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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 - 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 - 09:22 PM

You don’t know how thicket made me feel


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: gillymor
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 08:26 AM

read "Ah yes,..."


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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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Nick
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 10:28 AM

Botany Bay then...


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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: 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 - 04:06 PM

Of gorse we haven't, Richard.


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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: 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: 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: 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: gillymor
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 08:25 AM

Oh the broom, the bonny bonny broom


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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: 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: 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: 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 - 11:01 AM

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


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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: 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: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 11:39 AM

Euphorbia?

No thanks, I'm driving.


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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 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: Helen
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 07:46 PM

Wildwood Flower


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