As most of you know I am not a keen gardener but was sent this last year and thought I would share it with you ... It is a couple of extra verses for the famous hymn "All Things Bright And Beautiful"
Hope you enjoy singing along!
All things bright and beautiful......
But what we never mention, though gardeners know it’s true.
Is when He made the goodies, He made the ‘badies’ too!
All things ‘spray’, and ‘swatable’, dissasters great and small.
All things ‘paraquatable’, the Lord God made them all.
The greenfly on the roses, the maggots on the peas.
Manure that fills our noses, He also gave us theese.
The fungus on the ‘goose-gogs’, the ‘club root’ on the greens.
The slugs that eat the lettuce, and chew the aubergines.
The drought that kills the fuschias, the frost that nips the buds.
The rain that drowns the seedlings, the blight that hits the spuds.
The midges, and mosquitos, the nettles and the weeds.
The pidgeons in the green stuff, the sparrows on the seeds.
The fly that gets the carrots, the wasp that eats the plum.
How black the gardeners outlook, though green may be his thumb.
But still we gerdeners labour, midst vegetables,and flowers.
And pray what hits the neighbours will somehow bypass ours!!!
All things bright and beautiful.........