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Oh heavens, Mr P has surpassed himself! πŸ˜‚

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phoenix Sat 14-Nov-20 17:21:53

He's just asked me if I wanted to go to the garden centre tomorrow.

I asked him why he thought that, his reply:

"Well, I thought you might like to buy that green thing."

I asked him what green thing he meant.

He replied "You know, that green thing with leaves"

Well, that narrows it downgrinand

Turns out, after further questioning, he meant a rather lovely hellebore that I had admired on our last visit!

Bless him!

Bluebellwould Sat 14-Nov-20 17:24:51

That reminds me of my husband who one day came to the kitchen door clutching a large handful of long pointy green leaves. Look, he says, I’ve weeded that flower bed for you. He’d only cut off all my tulip and daffodil leaves!

Blossoming Sat 14-Nov-20 17:26:41

Garden centres sell green things with leaves? Who knew?

This has made me giggle πŸ˜‚

V3ra Sat 14-Nov-20 17:34:12

My husband's idea of gardening is to get the chainsaw and shredder out. He doesn't like any plants being taller than himself.
He needs very close supervision 😬

Smileless2012 Sat 14-Nov-20 17:36:18

Oh dear pheonix that sounds like a conversation I'd have with Mr. S. only I'd be the one referring to "that green thing with leaves"blush.

Witzend Sat 14-Nov-20 17:49:11

@V3ra, sounds like my FiL! We had to hide the garden shears etc. whenever he visited - his idea of gardening was cutting things down or pulling them up.
He once raked the back lawn so viciously, we had to get it re turfed the following spring - just as well it’s only a little one.

Deedaa Sat 14-Nov-20 17:57:11

My DH was also a great cutter down and pruner. His greatest moment was when he pruned the very beautiful Queen Elizabeth rose we had. He cut t back so far that he went down to the original wild rose it had been grafted on to! I now have this scrawny plant with scrappy little white flowers that appear vey briefly every spring.

Jane10 Sat 14-Nov-20 17:58:27

My DH is very helpful (not). When I was agonising about what to wear for a special event his suggestion was, 'Just get a nice outfit.' If only I'd thought of that!! πŸ˜‘

LauraNorder Sat 14-Nov-20 18:03:27

My husband, Orlin talks about thingies, whatsits, wadyacallits. My life is spent deciphering his meaning.

Charleygirl5 Sat 14-Nov-20 18:07:26

phoenix did he mean a Christmas tree?! The world is your oyster with what will be on offer- he may regret it.

Knittynatter Sat 14-Nov-20 18:10:08

I also thought you were going to get your Christmas tree!!

Callistemon Sat 14-Nov-20 18:12:06

"You know, that green thing with leaves"
I wondered if he meant a cabbage grin

phoenix Sat 14-Nov-20 18:23:46

Thank you all!

Charleygirl and Knittynatter, thank you for your posts!

No, he didn't mean a Christmas tree, for the last three years we have gone for a group of 3 twig trees, decorated.

Will try to attach a pic, but don't hold your breath, and if I do manage to do it, the pic won't be very good.

SpringyChicken Sat 14-Nov-20 18:28:57

On holiday in Madeira, my husband was delighted to recognise a plant growing wild which we had as a house plant at home. "It's a ... erm...don't tell me, I know its name... erm... Creeping Jesus". Close. It was Wandering Jew.

Lucca Sat 14-Nov-20 18:34:11

SpringyChicken

On holiday in Madeira, my husband was delighted to recognise a plant growing wild which we had as a house plant at home. "It's a ... erm...don't tell me, I know its name... erm... Creeping Jesus". Close. It was Wandering Jew.

Now that is funny!

phoenix Sat 14-Nov-20 18:37:44

Yes, I was right bloody awful photo.

It looks much better than than that, honestly.

V3ra Sat 14-Nov-20 18:40:50

Ooh I like your twig tree woodland corner phoenix!
I have three of those but in different rooms and they're out all year round, though without the decorations.

Hetty58 Sat 14-Nov-20 18:45:32

My husband used to regularly ask me when the garden would be finished! He wasn't allowed to touch it, except for mowing the lawns!

phoenix Sat 14-Nov-20 18:52:11

Thank you V3ra they really do look very pretty when decorated!

There are 3 of different heights, and we have so many silver and white frosted ornaments that they end up smothered!

We used to have a real tree, but as it's only Mr P and I, and the tree was costing in excess of Β£35, we decided to go down this route.

Susiewong65 Sat 14-Nov-20 19:51:57

SpringChicken I be just laughed out loud at that one - hilarious πŸ˜‚

Luckygirl Sat 14-Nov-20 20:15:04

OH once triumphantly came in and told me he had weeded the raspberry canes - hmmmm. End of raspberries.

V3ra Sat 14-Nov-20 21:34:47

phoenix I just hang lots of tree chocolates on the one in my lounge. My minded children are allowed to find one a day each πŸ˜‹

Luckygirl the loss of fresh raspberries, oh no!!
One little boy brought a pot of raspberries in his lunchbag from home this week, turned his nose up at them and gave them back to me. I felt like saying, "Don't you know how lucky you are?" !

Spice101 Sat 14-Nov-20 23:13:11

V3ra

My husband's idea of gardening is to get the chainsaw and shredder out. He doesn't like any plants being taller than himself.
He needs very close supervision 😬

Sounds like mine but he also has weed killer in his arsenal.

crazyH Sat 14-Nov-20 23:18:24

Funny posts 🀣🀣🀣

Alishka Sat 14-Nov-20 23:30:52

You've reminded me - friends bought a house which had a rather spectacular weeping willow tree set in the lawn. The husband chopped the fronds back so that he could mow the grass without having to bend down. shockgrin