Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Likes and dislikes

Well I don't know about you but I've just decided this blog is getting pretty boring, so here is a list of my favourite and least favourite things. These are the vaguely garden-related ones, at least!

Thumbs up to:
Hawthorns, wrought iron, bonfires, elderflowers, weather, hedgerowing with a basket, watching flocks of birds flying, cow parsley (outside the garden), foliage, structure and volume, lying in a hammock, birdsong esp blackbirds', robins, peonies, early hybrid tea roses, single-flowered roses, wild roses..

Thumbs down to:
Orange roses, gladioli, ceanothus, garden centres (wiht a few special exceptions), plants bred to be all flowers and no leaves.

I'd be interested to know other people's?


  1. With very little gardening knowledge ...

    Likes: Roses that smell like roses, lavender, fennel, cornflowers, irises, rosemary, oak trees, the smell of wet grass, forget-me-nots, violets,

    Dislikes: the fact that all my mint dies, geraniums, begonias, slugs

  2. We used to have some lovely irises but they died, I think they found the soil too wet. :( - and the trick with mint is to have it growing where you don't want it!


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