Friday, 15 August 2008


Well what a week it's been, but finally Friday is here and the fun can commence: hurray! 

A long time ago, Veg Plotting proposed to us all that Gardeners' World would be a lot more fun if it merged with Top Gear allowing lawnmower racing, so I was particularly pleased to spot this sign in Sussex a few hours ago. 

I'm hoping they've gone for my suggestion, which was a vicious, no-holds-barred mow-off between Buckland and Wilson. However I don't really mind if it's lightweights de Thame and Guinness. I just don't think they should let Arabella Sock get involved, she plays far too much Road Rash

In other news this week, Billy Goodnick has been advising us on what bits of cocktail hour we can grow ourselves now that the credit crunch is really hitting. I can't really advise combining cocktails and lawnmower racing, though it is possible (see under substance abuse in this Wikipedia entry on George Jones). 

There'll be more on ride-on lawnmowing later on in today's programme. But for now the most important thing is that I tell you to enjoy the open garden of Veg Plotting, which begins today. I know how much work la Capitaine has put in, and I smartly salute her for it. Please do head over to the fundraising page, too, armed with your credit or debit card - you can make any donation over £2 like this, and it only takes about 3 minutes. 

Ta my lovelies! 


Anonymous said...

Sorry to complain, but the Sock seems to be busy being fluffy and cuddly elsewhere
(Pass the bucket)
Is this a cheap jibe against the Sock's hitherto immaculate reputation (pass the bucket again , please)., or do you have evidence of her /his/its hobbies?

emmat said...

No, as usual with my so-called "facts" it's completely made-up. In fact, if there's one thing that can be relied upon it's my ability to make up lies about people. Call me irresponsible, call me unreliable, throw in undependable too (Michael Bublé, 2008).

Alex said...

Ooh, the interweb looks so different when one is (still) on holiday.

Love the Saturday Morning Shed. Any more up your sleeve? How about a Slightly Homemade Shedworking? I see Shedworking today features a marvellous piece on Le Corbusier´s Cabanon...