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Is it the most pointless activity known to mankind? I loathe it, I see no point in it, I find every possible reason not to do it. But I still end up having to do it. Why?!! :steam: :argh:
 

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Because you can't be arsed to slab it over?
 

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I enjoy it! Find it very relaxing. I hate weeding, but its satisfying to see the flowers and veg come up
 

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Worst thing in the world. Boring waste of time.
 

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I love it. Don't see how something can be called a ' pointless activity ' when after a hour or two of weeding, mowing, pruning, planting, or digging things look better than they did before you started. It's good exercise too.
 

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I love it. Don't see how something can be called a ' pointless activity ' when after a hour or two of weeding, mowing, pruning, planting, or digging things look better than they did before you started. It's good exercise too.

The same can be said of pruning nasal hair but it doesn't mean I love doing it.
 

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I love it. Don't see how something can be called a ' pointless activity ' when after a hour or two of weeding, mowing, pruning, planting, or digging things look better than they did before you started. It's good exercise too.

It's pointless because by carrying out the act of gardening all you are doing is preparing for the next act of gardening... It's like digging a hole and then filling it in again, a completely pointless use of time.
 

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Is it the most pointless activity known to mankind? I loathe it, I see no point in it, I find every possible reason not to do it. But I still end up having to do it. Why?!! :steam: :argh:

Should be outlawed,with astroturf and fake flowers on the market.
 

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It's pointless because by carrying out the act of gardening all you are doing is preparing for the next act of gardening... It's like digging a hole and then filling it in again, a completely pointless use of time.


Toon, maybe getting a gardener is the answer then. I get some satisfaction out of it, but then maybe i'm just a sad twat .
 

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absolute cobblers.
I'm currently eating my own cucumbers, tomatoes, zuccini, aubergibes, onions and peppers, honey dew melons and i only pissed about at it this year as i was late starting.plus we've had the hottest summer anyone can remember for years.
It Takes an hour a day including watering, is peace personified, gives no end of satisfaction as you watch stuff grow, no gaffer, no smart arse neighbours who know better, and has cost me about £2.
next year when i'm planting my own seeds, let's say 2p, cause the seeds from this years crop, including tomatos are next years bounty.

If you find it the biggest waste of time ever in your life, well let's see what you think a few years hence. It needs a lot of work to get the soil ready, then after that it's a doddle that just gives forth all the time.
Hey, for all you scientists on the forum, it takes a bit of know how and technical skill too, but that's par for the course whatever you do.

Sooze i have some great tips for trimming a bush. PM me, ha ha ha.

Come and sit on my verandah, with a cypro or a fine glass of wine, i'll serve you a salad from my garden, with olives and oil from my own trees, and fetta cheese from next door's goat (i haven't got mine yet), and then tell me it's pointless. You could always whittle a branch, and then eat that with fetta and olive oil, and then you really are talking pointless.

If gardening is pointless it's like the old joke.......

A.Does a guy need to have a huge prick to be good in bed
B. no he doesn't
A. there you go, another guy with a tiny prick.

Either you can or you can't, and that goes for growing stuff as well.
 
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It does give you a good feeling to go out into your garden and pick stuff that you have grown yourself. The initial digging and preparing can be a pain, but its all worthwhile when you see things growing. Next Spring I'm gonna keep Chickens in me garden :)
 

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absolute cobblers.
I'm currently eating my own cucumbers, tomatoes, zuccini, aubergibes, onions and peppers, honey dew melons and i only pissed about at it this year as i was late starting.plus we've had the hottest summer anyone can remember for years.
It Takes an hour a day including watering, is peace personified, gives no end of satisfaction as you watch stuff grow, no gaffer, no smart arse neighbours who know better, and has cost me about £2.
next year when i'm planting my own seeds, let's say 2p, cause the seeds from this years crop, including tomatos are next years bounty.

If you find it the biggest waste of time ever in your life, well let's see what you think a few years hence. It needs a lot of work to get the soil ready, then after that it's a doddle that just gives forth all the time.
Hey, for all you scientists on the forum, it takes a bit of know how and technical skill too, but that's par for the course whatever you do.

Sooze i have some great tips for trimming a bush. PM me, ha ha ha.

Come and sit on my verandah, with a cypro or a fine glass of wine, i'll serve you a salad from my garden, with olives and oil from my own trees, and fetta cheese from next door's goat (i haven't got mine yet), and then tell me it's pointless. You could always whittle a branch, and then eat that with fetta and olive oil, and then you really are talking pointless.

If gardening is pointless it's like the old joke.......

A.Does a guy need to have a huge prick to be good in bed
B. no he doesn't
A. there you go, another guy with a tiny prick.

Either you can or you can't, and that goes for growing stuff as well.

That's all very well, but I wouldn't consider anything you've described there as gardening. Of course I can see the point when you growing crops, but that isn't gardening, that's small scale farming. Gardening IMO is trying to keep an area of green around your property pretty, not using that land for growing food. Farming = functional and has a point, gardening = aesthetic and is pretty well pointless.
 

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I hate gardening with a passion. As you say, some of it is unavoidable but I loathe and detest doing it.

My dad is ALWAYS in his garden, has tried to convert me but I find it pointless, tiring and not particularly pleasant. Not the way I want to spend a weekend.

I think growing crops has a purpose (dad's spinach and home grown chillies are amazing) but the overall preening, pruning, mowing, weeding and general shit isn't my idea of fun!
 

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That's all very well, but I wouldn't consider anything you've described there as gardening. Of course I can see the point when you growing crops, but that isn't gardening, that's small scale farming. Gardening IMO is trying to keep an area of green around your property pretty, not using that land for growing food. Farming = functional and has a point, gardening = aesthetic and is pretty well pointless.

Toon, you're confusing landscaping with gardening. When I was younger I made the same mistake. Now I appreciate rich, nutritious, and unmodified food from my garden. It keeps me living longer with energy and vitality!
 

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I hate gardening with a passion. As you say, some of it is unavoidable but I loathe and detest doing it.

My dad is ALWAYS in his garden, has tried to convert me but I find it pointless, tiring and not particularly pleasant. Not the way I want to spend a weekend.

I think growing crops has a purpose (dad's spinach and home grown chillies are amazing) but the overall preening, pruning, mowing, weeding and general shit isn't my idea of fun!


I know its not for everybody, but it need not be tiring if you keep on top of things.

I'd rather do 8 hours of gardening than watch one hour of Dr Who... only kidding .... no, actually I'm not !

Glad to hear you had a great time at the Wedding.
 

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If I owned a house, I would love to keep my property looking pretty. Vein, pointless, redundant, repetitive? Maybe. What else would I be doing with my time though? Ridiculously bitching on the internet about something with absolutely no consequence? I suppose I see your point.
 
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