Thursday, 28 May 2009

Chris Beardshaw does stand up.. No 2.

Let's hear it for the Boy Beardshaw...

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11 comments:

bloggorazzi said...

stop stop, matron get the straps for my ribs.

HappyMouffetard said...

Thank you, Arabella. I have just snorted coffee down my nose. It stings.

VP said...

Jakarta?...

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Giggle and snort.

I've just noticed that JAS is only ever so slightly taller than Chris. Alan T seems to be quite short too. Are they all smurfs those garden chappies?

Arabella Sock said...

They are all very untall Yolanda. Joe is actually even shorter than Beardshaw. I think you might be right...

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Anonymous said...

Lovely! And how blue suits them.

I once stood next to Cleve West and he's not very tall, either.

On another subject, I think I have accidently solved the Heuchera Identity Crisis I was having. I was almost passing the garden centre the other day, so felt drawn to pop in and there, on a bench, was my Heuchera. I'd never, ever seen one anywhere else before. In fact I was almost tempted to buy it to save it from anyone else when I remembered that it grows so easily, even from the least likely of cuttings that that would be pointless. So, there you are, should you want a really good 'doer' with fluorescent pink flowers, Heuchera Regina is the one.

Martyn Cox said...

Right, I think it's about time I stood up for short arsed gardeners everywhere. Over the last few months there has been much ribbing of us shorties, well as someone who is only 5'8" I want to say that we make better gardeners than all the lankies out there. We can spot small weeds quicker, pick strawberries without putting our backs out and walk into a shed without having to contort ourselves awkwardly.

Arabella Sock said...

Martyn at 5'8 you are quite a reasonable size and a giant among the rest of them!

Did you know that the reason they made His Organic Jerkinness Monty Don always be filmed either standing in a hole, astride a hole, or loping up the long borders, was because they didn't want to emphasise how short everyone else was in comparison to him.

Arabella Sock said...

Hi Anonymous, I googled Heuchera Regina and it is another good one.
My favourites (at the moment) are 'frosted violets' (which I think Heucheraholics have as 'frosted violet dreams' unless it is slightly different in which case I will have to have it as well), silver scrolls, and a toss up between 'obsidian' and old favourite 'plum pudding'. Also the stunning 'mocha' which has larger leaves and after last years performance where it just looked like a fabulous piece of silk taffeta is just re-emerging from its winter dullness to do the same again.

Anon said...

I forgot to add that another Heuchera sneaked into my basket while I was pottering. 'Miracle'. I don't go much for yellow, even if it is rather poncily called, in this instance, 'Chartreuse', but I fancy seeing it change colour, and if it turns out to be the bright red that it shows on the label it will fit in nicely.

Crimson Curls is also nice and mine is doing quite well which is surprising as I nearly killed it over the winter by leaving it in its pot in the border and only noticed its plight when everything else around it died.

Oh, and 5'8" is much bigger than me, so therefore quite tall.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmmm, Monty.
Went all peculiar there for a moment.
But I digress, I think the Boy Beardshore has a real future in stand up , Arabella, as long as you are his scriptwriter
Anonjan