An English In Kentucky


















Wednesday June 26th 2019Tim Candler9


    The weight of rain has been remarkable. Moon flower blooms, not certain why they're so early. And generally it's all rather higgledy-piggledy, which apparently has a phrase origin that might have something to do with irregular herding together of Pigs. Independent creatures, probably like Cats and Democrats, who most likely don't take kindly to being bossed around, unless there's something in it for them. And as a rule when you start finding it necessary to start herding things around it's for untoward reasons. Never certain whether Tomato likes to be tied up.



    Which is one of the major reasons never to trust advertizing, walk warily around the political class and never let yourself be persuaded that Cyprus Vine or Crab Grass has been weeded out of the race to be elected King Pain in the Neck of a vegetable garden, and in this race there are way more than 25 candidates. Dodder was one of the most aggravating, the name says it all.  When it gets hot and wet Creeping Grass is up there. And even though it's edible Portulaca is worse than having in oligarch in the garden and I could go on, but I wont. No point in denigrating stubborn plants that you'd rather never see again, it only encourages them.


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