« Previous | Main | Next »

Who's That Girl?

Simon Mayo | 08:10 UK time, Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Lousy weather around the estate, howling gales and the central heating pumping away nicely. Apparently if it carries on like this for 4 months, the water shortage will be over. So much to look forward too! We all enjoyed being back on Drivetime yesterday-that's drivetime where you drive cars. The woman on the lottery show who mucked up the 25K question as to who took over DT 2 years ago and plumped for Steve Wright has had plenty of time to regret her radio listening choices. I got so many messages from viewers who were wondering whether it was a compliment or not and I'm still not sure. I think I felt Dale's quiet despair...

Loved being back yesterday and we will love today too with one of the most remarkable new voices around. When Ren Harvieu sings, heads turn. Her song Through the Night was such a wonderful debut and I've been looking forward to her album ever since. And get this. She was born in 1990. I know, me too. If you saw her on BBC Introducing you'll know she can cut it live with stylish aplomb. Considering she broke her back just before the album was due to be released, we should be grateful she's here at all. Ren after 6.
And oldies I think for NATIONAL GARDENING WEEK which is this week. Ha! Fat chance. But it may well be better with you. Songs for the greenfingered please.
Have a fine and dandy Tuesday, see you after 5

Comments

Page 1 of 2

  • Comment number 1.

    Good morning all wet and windy in these parts

    ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN - JIMMY ROGERS

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning all

    Lousy weather here too!

    ROSE GARDEN - Lynn Anderson

    Back later

    T x

  • Comment number 3.

    LOVE GROWS WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES - EDISON LIGHTHOUSE

    HOMEGROWN - NEIL YOUNG

    VEGETABLES - BEACHBOYS

    THE ONION SONG = MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERREL

  • Comment number 4.

    Mornin all!

    How about:

    FLOWERS IN THE RAIN - THE MOVE

    CAN YOU DIG IT? - MOCK TURTLES

    SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE - TEARS FOR FEARS

    GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TOM JONES

  • Comment number 5.

    Hello Simon and everyone

    Happy Pearl to Mr and Mrs Deebee and many more happy anniversaries to come.

    Thanks for all your wishes yesterday much appreciated.

    And yes Simon, 1990 indeed, I d aren't say the phrase about feeling "mature"?!!

    1st day went went well. this contracting game has done wonders for my confidence as you have no choice picking up different ways that various organisations do things, you kind of have to hit the ground running immediately.

    Hope Alex's day went well too.

    Now to get green fingered (only in the cyber sense):

    1. ROSE GARDEN - Lynn Anderson
    2. BORDERLINE - Madonna
    3. CAN YOU DIG IT? - Mock Turtles
    4. DIGGING YOUR SCENE - Blow Monkeys
    5. FLOWERS IN THE RAIN - The Move
    6. HONG KONG GARDEN - Siouxsie and the Banshees
    7. GARDEN PARTY - Mezzaforte
    8. PICTURE THIS - Blondie
    9. THE GARDEN SONG - John Denyer
    10. GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME - Tom Jones

    Well must press on.

    Have a nice day.

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 6.

    Good Morning Each!

    'Digging Your Scene' by The Blow Monkeys

    'Weeds' by Pulp

    'Green Fingers' by Siouxsie And The Banshees

  • Comment number 7.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP - THE FOUNDATIONS

  • Comment number 8.

    If your garden is anything like mine -

    DEAD FLOWERS - ROLLING STONES

    Or for all the little garden gnomes

    THE LAUGHING GNOME - DAVID BOWIE

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning everyone

    Dry and blowy here today....

    SECRET GARDEN ~ Bruce Springsteen

    WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW ~ Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

    GARDEN PARTY ~ Ricky Nelson

    WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? ~ Kingston Trio

    FLOWERS IN THE RAIN ~ The Move

    SAN FRANCISCO (WEAR SOME FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR) ~ Scott Mackenzie

    I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW ~ The Move

  • Comment number 10.

    'Secret Garden' by Bruce Springsteen

    'Tiptoe Through The Tulips' by Tiny Tim

    'I Can Hear The Grass Grow' by The Move

    'Flowers In The Rain' by The Move

    'Buzz Fledderjohn' by Tom Waits

    'Woodstock' by CSNY. (Gotta get back to the garden)

  • Comment number 11.

    My suggestion mini collection:

    FADING LIKE A FLOWER - (the criminally underrated and lovely) Roxette
    LIFE IS A FLOWER - Ace of Base (I've gone all Swedish)

  • Comment number 12.

  • Comment number 13.

  • Comment number 14.

    Remarkable, I thought of ONE!

    Carly Simon - The Garden

    LB,x

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning All,

    Managed to dodge the showers on our walk to school/work.

    Many fine choices abouve but only had a quick skim so apologoes for duplication.

    Kiss from a rose - Seal.
    Congrats to Mr and Mrs Deebee!

    Maybe back more laters.

    A.

  • Comment number 16.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    How about:

    I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN by Lyn Paul

    SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE by Tears for Fears

    CAN YOU DIG IT by the Mock Turtles

    A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES by Elvis Costello

    FLOWERS IN THE WINDOW by Travis

    LOVE GROWS WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES by Edison Lighthouse

    Now to read back...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 17.

    Oooh, got another:-

    Digging in the Dirt - Peter Gabriel

    Just might revisit 'US' while working away. Also have a hamkering for a bit of INXS after listeing to CE this morning.

    Toodles.

    A.

  • Comment number 18.

    Gosh, my typing is atrocious.

    Fingers obviously moving to quickly for the keyboard to keep up. Hopefully it all makes sense, lol.

    A.

  • Comment number 19.

    #16 Happy Anniversary Deebee. Have a lovely day :)

  • Comment number 20.

    DANDILION - ROLLING STONES

    HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH - TRAFFIC

    ACE OF SPADES - MOTORHEAD

    and for Simon's garden and many other urban estates
    FOX ON THE RUN - SWEET or MANFRED MANN

  • Comment number 21.

    #2 #16 D'oh!

    I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN by Lyn Anderson

    #12 Thank you Florence!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 22.

    Good morning everybody!

    Back from my holiday Monday all refreshed.
    Many congratulations to Mr & Mrs Deebee!

    Onto the mensh-chase for now, though...

    COMBINE HARVESTER - THE WORZELLS
    GREEN GROW THE RUSHES - REM
    FLOWERS IN THE WINDOW - TRAVIS
    JCB SONG - NIZLOPI (maybe more landscaping though)
    STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER - THE BEATLES

    Back later.
    Off to the coffee machine....

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 23.

    Morning from a slightly sleety Horsforth – just back from a fortnight in Scotland sailing, dodging snow showers and submarines. Half of NATO seems to on the Clyde!

    Warmest congrats to Mr & Mrs DeeBee also. I’m early enough to suggest a new song:

    PEACHES – THE STRANGLERS

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning one and all....................3 word Tuesday..........cold...wet...gloomy :0(

    Hope all is well with everyone.......................oldies today..........................


    OCTOPUS'S GARDEN - BEATLES

    FLOWERS IN THE RAIN - THE MOVE

    LEAVES THAT ARE GREEN - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW - THE MOVE

    LOVE GROWS WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES - EDISON LIGHTHOUSE

    HONG KONG GARDEN - SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES

    IT'S BEEN A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES - ELVIS COSTELLO

    DIGGING IN THE DIRT - PETER GABRIEL

    TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS - TINY TIM


    Caffeine beckons......................................................................................

    Dougal x................................................................................................

  • Comment number 25.

    Morning all :-)

    THE ONION SONG MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL


    PSL xx

  • Comment number 26.

    Bring me to life - Evanescence
    Cherry pink and apple blossom white - Modern Romance
    Digging your scene - Blow Monkeys
    Roll away your stone - Mumford & Sons
    Sunflower - Paul Weller
    The Rose - Westlife
    Thorn in my side - Eurythmics
    Walk on the wild side - Lou Reed
    Kiss from a rose - Seal

  • Comment number 27.

    A meeting beckons.............

    Catch you later

    Shona x

  • Comment number 28.

    IT'S GROWING OTIS REDDING

  • Comment number 29.

    SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Scarborough Fair (Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme)

    JOHN OTWAY - Green Green Grass of Home

    NICK DRAKE - Saturday Sun (essential if you want to get the gardening done)

    SIOUXIE & THE BANSHEES - Hong Kong Garden

  • Comment number 30.

    #13 - Paul, great tune. Had never heard it before. Loved it most up until 4.20 when the drum disturbs the moment. Up to then I was immersed in the Swedish garden!

  • Comment number 31.

    Good morning everyone.

    Happy Anniversary to the Deebeedeebees :0)

  • Comment number 32.

    BACK TO MY ROOTS....ODYSSEY

    PSL

  • Comment number 33.

    And every garden needs rain...

    STATUS QUO - RAIN

    Or a couple more Nick Drake songs:

    NICK DRAKE - Come Into The Garden

    NICK DRAKE - Man In A Shed

  • Comment number 34.

    Back again................................congratulations Deebee..........you don't look old enough to be celebrating your Pearl!.........................................................hope you and Mr D have a lovely evening.............................................................

    More oldies..............................................................................................

    THE MOLE IN THE HOLE - THE SOUTHLANDERS

    PERFECT DAY - LOU REED...................'You reap what you sow'...........

    THE ROSE - BETTE MIDLER

    WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE - PETER PAUL & MARY

    EDEN - TALK TALK

    EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN - NEW ORDER

    and especially for Simon's Garden.......................................

    FOX ON THE RUN - SWEET



    Dougal x..................................................................................................

  • Comment number 35.

    Happy Tuesdays all round ... and here's a list I prepped earlier:

    DOWN WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW - NICK CAVE ETC

    REAP THE WILD WIND - ULTRAVOX

    KISS FROM A ROSE - SEAL

    I'LL PICK A ROSE FOR MY ROSE - MARV JOHNSON [lovely!]

    SCARBOROUGH FAIR - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    ON THE BORDER - AL STEWART

    PERFECT DAY - you're gonna reap what you sow... - ASSORTED ARTISTES

    ... and on a day when legislation on live music in pubs and clubs may be *loosened* .. the incomparable

    ROOTS - SHOW OF HANDS


    :^)

  • Comment number 36.

    How about

    A LONELY LITTLE PETUNIA IN AN ONION PATCH by IMOGEN HEAP

    SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE by TFF

    PS Love Vildeen's Ace Of Spades suggestion. Matt will be pleased with that one!

  • Comment number 37.

    THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    THE GARDEN OF JANE DELAWNEY by TREES
    SECRET GARDEN by QUINCY JONES
    SPRINKLE IT by SQUARE ONE
    GARDEN PARTY by RICK NELSON
    GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN by SIR ELTON JOHN

  • Comment number 38.

    A couple more before I go ...


    RAMBLE ON - LED ZEPPELIN

    JUST DIED IN YOUR ARMS - CUTTING CREW

    WILD THING - TROGGS

    PEPPERS AND TOMATOES - RALPH MCTELL

    HARVEST - NEIL YOUNG


    :^)

  • Comment number 39.

    Missed off my list ...


    WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE - AC/DC

    :^D

  • Comment number 40.

    Happy Anniversary to Deebs and Mr Deebs
    :^)

    ¸¸.•*♣*•¨❤♣❤¨•*♣*•.¸¸
    ...╭━━━━━━━━━╮
    ...┃♥ ೋ ღ☃ღ ೋ ♥ ┃
    ...┃☆❤ MR & MRS❤☆┃
    ...┃★☆❤DEEBS ❤☆★┃
    ...┃♥ ೋ ღ☃ღ ೋ ♥ ┃
    ╔═════════════════╗

  • Comment number 41.

    Here's a nice little trad. ditty dripping with innuendo:

    WANTON SEED - NIC JONES

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wcNkJuhrfc&feature=related

  • Comment number 42.

    Bed of Roses - Bonjovi please for my Landscaper gardener husband Russell Watkinson :0)

    Nicky

  • Comment number 43.

    Coffee time... no sitting in the garden at work today. Still, we need the rain.

    #34 Aww, how sweet of you to say so Dougal! Obviously I was only 8 when we got married...

    ;o)

    Thanks for all the anniversary congrats, and to KatyMatey for the lovely cake. Having an ordinary day at work, but we'll be going out for a nice meal tonight. And on Saturday we're jetting off to Tenerife for a week. Can't wait!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 44.

    One more................for all of the lawn perfectionists out there.......................


    DON'T STEP ON THE GRASS SAM - STEPPENWOLF


    Dougal x...............................................................................................

  • Comment number 45.

    Morning,

    Let it grow - Eric Clapton

    Small black flowrs that grow in the sky - Manic Street Preachers

    Green grow the rushes - R.E.M

    Thistle & Weed - Mumford and Sons

    Sunflower - Paul Weller

    Flowers never bend with the rain - Simon & Garfunkel

    Flowers in the window - Travis

    Trampled under foot - Led Zeppelin

    Rose garden - Lynn Anderson

    This Garden - Levellers

  • Comment number 46.

    Time for some silliness:

    Cliff Richard - Weed Don't Talk Any More

    Gilbert O'Sullivan - A Lawn Again, Naturally

    Fleetwood Mac - Hoe Well

    Eric B & Rakim - Spade In Full

    Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound of Raking Grass

    Frank Sinatra - Flymo To The Moon (other lawn mowers are available)

    Scritti Politti - Oh Patio

    Paul McCartney - No Mower Lonely Nights

    :o)
    I'll be here all week...

  • Comment number 47.

    LOLing at The Driver's list above!

    Brilliant

    :^D

  • Comment number 48.

    Now that the mensh-chase is tapering off a bit (see #46 for proof)...

    Had a bit of a catch-up on the blog stuff I missed between me skiving off early on Friday and this morning.

    Mo - yes I'm in Aberdeen, which is a miserable place to be today - tipping down!

    Thanks to Katy and to Zoe for their congrats messages.
    Also thanks to all of the others to whom I have not replied because I've missed your messages.

    #46 Driver - one to save for the autumnal 'putting away the garden tools' oldie: "See you later Rotovator"

    And now for the big announcement....
    We have set a date!
    7th July @ 2pm

  • Comment number 49.

    #48 sorry Mo, if only I'd caught up before we booked ;)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 50.

    Gardening songs:
    Flowers in the window – Travis
    Blackbird – The Beatles
    Violet hill – Coldplay
    Every Rose has its thorn – Poison
    Welcome to the jungle – Guns and Roses (well my garden looks/feels like a jungle sometimes!)
    I beg your pardon (never promised you a rose garden) Kon Kan
    Rose Garden – Lynn Anderson
    Strawberry fields forever – The Beatles
    18 Carrot Love Affair – The Associates (Carat)
    Octopuses Garden – The Beatles
    Digging your scene – Blow Monkeys
    Digging in the Dirt – Peter Gabriel
    Can you dig it – The Mockturtles
    Wild Flower – The Cult
    The Caterpillar – The Cure
    Lady Bird – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood
    Black horse and the cherry tree – K T Tunstall
    Don’t sit under the apple tree – The Andrews Sisters
    Green Onions – Booker T and the MGs
    Sunflower – Paul Weller
    Ace of Spades – Motorhead
    Green Grass – I am Arrows

    It has taken me so long to think of these, I think other people have already posted most of them above!

  • Comment number 51.

    PETER GABRIEL - Shaking The Tree

    MTUME - Juicy Fruit

    YES - Close To The 'Edge :o)

  • Comment number 52.

    Give Peas a Chance - John Lennon

    You Sowed Me - Lightning Seeds

    Grow Now - Moody Blues

    Grovejet - Sophie Trellis Bextor

    Heaven is a Hose Pipe - OPM

    Lay Down - Strawbs

  • Comment number 53.

    hi all

    happy 50th aniversry deebee

    CAN YOU DID IT-MOCK TURTLES

    DIGGING A HOLE-BERNARD CRIBBINS

    TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAM-MAX BYGRAVES

    I PICK A ROSE FOR MY ROSE-MARV JOHNSON

  • Comment number 54.

    Congratulations Coffeebuzz on setting the date. 7th July is ion the diary for a blog wedding ;)

    Driver, love your very clever songs. LOL

    Has anyone mentioned the little song ditties that went with each of the characters from the Herb Garden? Parsley the Lion, Dill the Dog etc.

  • Comment number 55.

    Afternoon all ! and a Happy Anniversary to Mr & Mrs Deebee :-)

    How's about
    THESE (WELLIE) BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING - NANCY SINARTRA
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 56.

    #53 Gazza, you'll get smacked bottom for that! 50th Anniversary indeed. LOL

  • Comment number 57.

    Good Afternoon All :)

    No oldie suggestions from me today, but lots of great songs suggested above, I see.

    On the gardening - The mister has just returned from his allotment, and has declared his brassicas to be a fine sight to behold! He lost a few things to frost last week, but nothing too serious, so we have high hopes for the rest. I have my fingers crossed for his cucumbers, because after a bumper crop in 2010, we barely had one decent one last year :(

    I think I'm joining the ranks of the achy blogpoppets, as my back has decided to give me gyp. I think it needs some gentle exercise, and all being well the mister and I will be popping out to Hathersage tomorrow, for a bit of a stroll (and for him to visit the garden centre there for some echinacea)

    I need to read back properly now, as I only skimmed over, but I did see Coffeebuzz & Ladybuzz had set a date, so congratulations again to them & I hope it's a lovely summer's day for you :)

  • Comment number 58.

    Afternoon all

    #57 Zoe - I went to Hathersedge last year with my parents (they live about 30 mins away) - I hadn't been for years before that and had forgotten how lovely it is around there. Hope it doesn't rain too much for your walk, and that your aches disappear!

    T x

  • Comment number 59.

    Good afternoon - has been raining but the sun is trying to emerge now.

    Had my hair 'done' this morning so a bit late on parade but will try a choon -

    ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN - ?

    Must have been mentioned already - off to read back.

    JW

  • Comment number 60.

    #56 shona i forgot its the diamond aniversery this year

    happy 60th aniversery deebee x

  • Comment number 61.

    #57 Aww Zoe, take care of your back and pleased to hear Mister's brassicas are a wonderful sight. X

  • Comment number 62.

    one more from me

    JIMMIE RODGERS-ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN

  • Comment number 63.

    Afternoon all

    GREEN GROWS THE LAUREL - Cara Dillon

  • Comment number 64.

    Hello there! Remember me?

    No time to catch up yet, but just wanted to throw this one into the hat...

    WILD WORLD - Cat Stevens


    Off to catch up on all the shennanigans...

  • Comment number 65.

    Haven't seen

    BLACKBERRY WAY - THE MOVE

    BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP - THE FOUNDATIONS

    WILD THING - THE TROGGS (our garden a few years back!)

    I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - MARVIN GAYE

    Apologies if they have been mentioned.

    Congratulations to Coffeebuzz and soon-to-be-Mrs on naming the day - did you find a lovely venue for the ceremony?

    Happy wedding anniversary to Deebee and Mr - have a wonderful day.

    Thanks to everyone who joined in the 'Thank You' debate yesterday - I think I might try the 'thank you' notes as a present and if that doesn't work, the 'absent' present. We'll see................

    See you later

    JW

  • Comment number 66.

    Happy anniversary, Deebee and Mr B!

  • Comment number 67.

    #60 Gazza, you are a naughty boy and I rather think Deebee will send you straight to the naughty step without any supper ;0)

  • Comment number 68.

    Afternoon all

    Back from a self-imposed exile from blogging, not entirely sure why, but just felt I needed a break.

    Congrats to Mr & Mrs Deebee on your anniversary (30 years, I think you'll find Gazza!) As has been suggested above, you definitely must have been a child bride.

    No suggestions as all the good songs have already been selected by others.

    Hope all is well, as no chance to go and pick up what's been happening.

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 69.

    This has just appeared in my in-box at work:

    "On 18th April 2012, Scotland, England and Wales will declare a national campaign to promote a Zero Tolerance to Stalking."Stalking not in our Country!" Has evolved from the changes in Scottish law and the subsequent Parliamentary Stalking Enquiry and the Home Office consultation of the 1997 Harassment Act."

    That's Tony and me finished then! ;~

  • Comment number 70.

    #54 Shona, #57 Zoe, #65 Jennie (and #everybody)

    We have found a small venue in Royal Deeside for the ceremony.
    If it's a nice day (i.e. not raining) we'll be outside, by the river. Otherwise there's a very cosy space indoors.
    Due to the combination of location (Aberdeenshire) and timing (July), there's always a chance of rain (or sleet/snow/hail), with sunny intervals!

    As they never get played, I usually don't go for 'anything by...' oldies, but I have a few rattling around in my head-loft, so I though I'd share:
    *Robert Plant
    *Fiona Apple
    *The Stone Roses
    *The Lightning Seeds
    *Black Grape
    *Kate Bush
    *Black Eyed Peas

    Off to the coffee machine....

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 71.

    Mary Mary - The Monkees

  • Comment number 72.

    #53 #60 cheeky Gazza!

    Welcome back to JBG and Andy_T!

    And welcomes to Alison Owen, Nicky Watkinson and Rich Brown - hope you'll stick around for some banter. We're really quite a friendly bunch!

    How is the first day of your new contract going, Alex?

    #69 Teehee! That really made me smile, Shona!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 73.

    Congratulations Mr and Mrs Deebee on your Pearl Anniversary xx

  • Comment number 74.

    #70 That sounds lovely Coffeebuzz.

    #72 I also thought of you and the nice Mr Mayo Deebee. Tee hee. X

    Off out and about this afternoon with a late finish so will miss some of the show but at least I will be away from the e-mail machine.

    Enjoy the rest of your day everone and catch you later. Good luck with the menshes too. X

  • Comment number 75.

    Well, in no particular order:

    Happy belated birthday, Alex, and good luck with the new contract!

    And also to Sal!

    Congratulations to CoffeeBuzz and LadyBuzz!

    Happy Anniversary to Mr and Mrs Deebee!

    Welcome back Katy! And Andy!

    So many exclamation marks!!!!

    Jennie Wren - I agree, you should stop. We tell our boys if they don't thank it means the present will be taken away, and they won't get one next year. The Gengis Khan school of manners! And definitely for the 21 year old - otherwise you'll still be buying a Blue Peter annual for a 22 year old!

    Hope those with aching bodies - Shona, Zoe, anyone else - get some relief.


    Oh, and one more tune for the gardens:



    WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - Guns 'N' Roses

  • Comment number 76.

    #54 Spookily enough, when the alarm went off this morning, before dragging ourselves out of bed my wife and I were talking about The Herbs and trying to remember the songs. We could remember that Parsley, Dill and Bayleaf the Gardener had signature tunes. We also recalled Sir Basil and Lady Rosemary but don't recall any ditties for them. And I also remembered a wise old owl, presumably called Sage, though the good Lady Driver has no such recollection.

    All very short tunes in the context of suggestions. Though I suppose that if there's only 15 seconds til the news at six...

  • Comment number 77.

    And take it easy, Gazza. No gardening for you.

  • Comment number 78.

    #76 Ah, pillow talk... how romantic. Have you and Lady Driver been married about as long as Mr B and I have...?

    ;o)

  • Comment number 79.

    Welcome back absentee bloggers and welcome new bloggers!!

    I enjoy gardening and am itching to get things going in the garden. Mr has prepared all the beds and all we are waiting for is the warmer weather and lack of frosts. I will be getting seeds going in the shed soon and potatoes will be going in the ground too.

    I supply our friends with tomato plants and chilli plants which they all love growing and eating the resultant fruits of their labours.

    If anyone out there has never had a go at growing things, chillis are one of the easiest and most productive plants I've ever grown. The chillis can be dried or frozen and keep us supplied for most of the year. I thought you would need a greenhouse for them but they are quite happy outside in a sunny spot. They would probably be even more productive in a greenhouse ...........worth a try!!

    JW

  • Comment number 80.

    #76 & #54
    I'm a very friendly lion called Parsley.
    I am always very glad to see you wave.
    But please don't shout or speak to me too harshly.
    Because I'm not particularly brave.

    The owl was Sage, and I think there were some chives in there as well. Not sure about songs for any of the other characters, but no doubt who the star was...

  • Comment number 81.

    #72. No computer and everyone has gone to a meeting so bored right now but I think it will be good.

    Hello JBG!!

    Jennie, my chillis in the greenhouse have been a failure. Nothing has come up at all. Same with tomatoes. What am I doing wrong? Or rather, what should I be doing right?

  • Comment number 82.

    Haven't been on here over Easter school holidays, but before I left Jilly wanted a poem suggestion for a funeral. Anyone know what she went with in the end?

  • Comment number 83.

    Thanks for the welcome back.

    #76 #80 - Sage was the Owl and every character did have a ditty even those like Belladonna who only popped up occasionally. Still think Dill the dog may have been on a different type of herb, given his rather frantic antics!

    JW - I spent 2 1/2 hours on sun doing the beds at the allotment and like you just waiting for frosts to pass as I have fruit bushes, brassicas and onions waiting to go in!

    Alex G - might have been a bit cold if your greenhouse isn't heated, try starting them on windowsill inside.

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 84.

    #83. Thanks Andy. Will try that.

  • Comment number 85.

    Happy Anniversary to Deebee and Mr B :)) Here's to many more happy years ahead xx

    #58 Thank you, Tortie :) We go past Hathersage quite a lot on our travels, but the mister has wanted to visit the garden centre there for a while.

    #61 Thanks Shona :) My back is still very achy, but I think it's due to a build up of stress, rather than any physical strain. I haven't been up to the mister's allotment, but he was full of pride for his brassicas today! :D

    #68 Welcome back Andy :)

    #70 Coffeebuzz - Sounds lovely, and I do hope you'll get more than a glimpse of sunshine on your big day :)

    #75 Thanks John :)

  • Comment number 86.

    #81 - Alex - I plant my chilli seeds indoors and put them on a shelf over the fridge and freezer so they keep warm all the time and when they have grown a few leaves pot them up into bigger pots and put outside when there is no frost about at all.

    I do plant tomatoes outside in the shed but haven't done so yet as it is still cold at night - I usually plant them end of April/beginning May.

    JW

  • Comment number 87.

    #82 Rostronposkett - I don't think Jilly chose one, she just thanked everyone for their contributions, and said that she would ponder over which one was most suitable for her brother.

  • Comment number 88.

    #57
    So good to read that the Mister's brassicas are a sight to behold.
    I'm now of the age where a hardy perennial is preferable to a tender bedding plant ..

    Alex and Jennie #81, #86
    .. seriously though, and on the subject of gardens, seedling, plantlings, indoors/outdoors, etc etc. - I will be hosting a my annual Seedling Swap within a month where my friends and I get together and exchange our surplus.

    Am hoping to give away some rather fine sweet pea pots [currently on my windowledge] for some dwarf beans which I haven't seeded this year. Tomatoes, capsicums and chillis I have already.

    All windowledge-grown, Alex - I have neither a greenhouse nor a garage and my city garden is mainly containerised.

    :^)

  • Comment number 89.

    #88 Best result I had for tomatoes was those grown in glass porch at my old house, just right combination of heat and light, not been able to reproduce it since I moved.

    Plant swaps are great, we have ad hoc ones on the allotment, makes you try and grow stuff you probably wouldn't try ordinarily.

    A

  • Comment number 90.

    #86. Are you aware of the part our own illustrious leader,Simon, played in the history of The Herbs? A bit of homework for you, right there.

  • Comment number 91.

    #90, for #86, read #80.

  • Comment number 92.

    afternoon all...mixed day weather wise here heavy rain winds then sunshine?

    *trampled in the rush for a peep at THE brassica*

    I planted my potatoes yesterday sick of seeing them 'chitting' on the windowsill, trying Charlottes this year and I have my broad beans in and started an asparagas bed which may be ready for 2014!

    PSL

  • Comment number 93.

    #91.......................Paul................didn't Simon and Sybil Ruscoe front the videos for the Herbs...............from their Radio 1 days.................

    Dougal x......................................................................................

  • Comment number 94.

  • Comment number 95.

    #92 Chuckling at 'chitting' potatoes

    #90 Oooh PoS- what be that then?
    Ah - I've just spotted Dougal's contribution ...



    From around midday I've had Radio2 on 'in the background' whilst I've been working - many tracks we suggested for gardening theme have been played ... coincidence?
    I think not.

    :^)

  • Comment number 96.

    As this is National Gardening Week, how about Blogpoppets planting some sunflower seeds this week and see whose grows to be the tallest... or is this a silly idea?
    Once they take off, we could post progress pics now and again!

    :o)

  • Comment number 97.

    Got to go now.....................date with a plumber.........................have a lovely evening Deebee.......................................................good luck with menches everyone..........................................................................

    Dougal x.......................................................................................

  • Comment number 98.

    #94 Deebs - I clicked on that

    ..which I will usually do if I know what I'm clicking on - just a thought for those who post links without actually saying what they are ...

    Anyway - I digress.

    Have you got those videos, Debeedeebs?
    ;^)

  • Comment number 99.

    #96 It's actually a lovely idea, Flo.
    However, I am unlikely to join in as I don't have any spare bedding space in garden proper.
    I do also have a roof garden but would have to use a container and am not sure I get the the strength and height required for championship growth!

  • Comment number 100.

    #87 Thanks Zoe. I hope it went as well as can be hoped for anyway.

 

Page 1 of 2

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.