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Old 03-09-2004, 08:24 AM
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Large Garden.

Small Garden

Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?

Mike

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Old 03-09-2004, 10:50 AM
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"Mike" wrote in message
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Large Garden.

Small Garden

Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?

Mike

"Can keep on top of the garden maintenace" = small garden
"Garden escapes human control from time to time" = large garden

:-)

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Old 03-09-2004, 11:25 AM
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Mike asked "..Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?.."

Its all relative
If you had a garden of 5 acres and now have moved to half an acre then to
you have a small garden, if however you had a 20ft by 6ft garden then a move
to an eighths of an acre gives you a large garden.
I once had 2 Ladies in at the same time asking for rockery plants, both said
that their rockeries were "Quite large".
When pressed one said hers was 6ft long and about 3 ft deep, the other was
60ft long and went from 5ft to 14 ft in depth.
A small town garden will be a lot smaller than a small country garden.
Size is in the eye of the beholder.

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Old 03-09-2004, 02:28 PM
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Mike asked "..Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?.."

snip
Size is in the eye of the beholder.

David Hill
Abacus nurseries
www.abacus-nurseries.co.uk


and as I heard today;

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder


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Old 03-09-2004, 02:56 PM
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On Fri, 3 Sep 2004 07:24:49 +0000 (UTC), "Mike" wrote:

Large Garden.

Small Garden

Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?


I only know that when magazines and TV progs talk about "Small
Gardens" they are almost always several times bigger than mine.
Mine is 27 x 15 feet. (Front even smaller)

Pam in Bristol


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Old 03-09-2004, 03:38 PM
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Large Garden.

Small Garden

Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?


I only know that when magazines and TV progs talk about "Small
Gardens" they are almost always several times bigger than mine.
Mine is 27 x 15 feet. (Front even smaller)

Pam in Bristol


Well this is what brought the subject of size up. Do for example Garden
Planners, Seedmen, Garden Maintenance Companies, Nurseries etc, have a
'norm' which defines 'Small', 'Large'?

I know when I was in business and a prospective customer telephoned me 'How
much?', I had to ask lots of questions. If I ring a Travel Agent and ask him
how much a Cruise will cost. How long, how many, where to?, but I have it in
my mind, that somewhere, such as in your quote above, there is a Small/Large
divide. Taking your size vs. mine, our is small 100 ft (depending on whether
you count garage and parking space) x 20 ft. What would a TV Producer call
it???????????

Mike




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Old 03-09-2004, 05:33 PM
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"Mike" wrote in message
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Large Garden.

Small Garden

Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?


I only know that when magazines and TV progs talk about "Small
Gardens" they are almost always several times bigger than mine.
Mine is 27 x 15 feet. (Front even smaller)

Pam in Bristol


Well this is what brought the subject of size up. Do for example Garden
Planners, Seedmen, Garden Maintenance Companies, Nurseries etc, have a
'norm' which defines 'Small', 'Large'?

I know when I was in business and a prospective customer telephoned me

'How
much?', I had to ask lots of questions. If I ring a Travel Agent and ask

him
how much a Cruise will cost. How long, how many, where to?, but I have it

in
my mind, that somewhere, such as in your quote above, there is a

Small/Large
divide. Taking your size vs. mine, our is small 100 ft (depending on

whether
you count garage and parking space) x 20 ft. What would a TV Producer call
it???????????

Mike




As a designer I would have to say that your question is related to the
in-quantifiable notion of space. As others have said, this measure of size
is a matter of perception, location, existing content and intended usage.
Designers worth their salt do not charge by the square meter (typically) but
according to your project. If it is the selection of a 'Small Gardens'
book, go to the library and borrow one to give it a dry run!
Sorry, no help available!
Neil


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Old 03-09-2004, 05:52 PM
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On Fri, 3 Sep 2004 14:38:28 +0000 (UTC), "Mike" wrote:

What would a TV Producer call
it???????????


A few years ago there was a Tv prog/series entitled "Trees for small
gardens". I forget who presented it. I wrote and complained that
NONE of those trees would be any good in my SMALL garden.

Pam in Bristol
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Old 03-09-2004, 07:02 PM
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"Troglodyte" wrote in message
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"Mike" wrote in message
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Large Garden.

Small Garden

Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?

I only know that when magazines and TV progs talk about "Small
Gardens" they are almost always several times bigger than mine.
Mine is 27 x 15 feet. (Front even smaller)

Pam in Bristol


Well this is what brought the subject of size up. Do for example Garden
Planners, Seedmen, Garden Maintenance Companies, Nurseries etc, have a
'norm' which defines 'Small', 'Large'?


If your piece of string can mark out the perimeter, it's a small garden. If
not, it's a large garden.

Simple really.
Steve ;--))


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Old 03-09-2004, 07:42 PM
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If your piece of string can mark out the perimeter, it's a small garden.

If
not, it's a large garden.

Simple really.
Steve ;--))



Ah!! But how long is a piece of string?

A good Boy Scout always had a Shilling, a Pocket Knife, a Piece of String
and a Handkerchief in his pocket, but my piece of string is much large for
my pocket ;-}

Mike




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Old 03-09-2004, 08:03 PM
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if you can throw a stone and hit your boundary fence, you have a small
garden.

if you require a steam catapult* to get the stone to hit the fence and a
telescope to assess the damage, the garden is large.

if you need substantial supplies of food and water when considering a walk
round your garden, you are probably lost in scotland somewhere.








*permission from your local constabulary might be required when using one of
these.


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Old 03-09-2004, 09:57 PM
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"Mike" wrote in message
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Large Garden.

Small Garden

Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?


Small garden = what you've got.

Large garden = what you want.

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Old 03-09-2004, 10:09 PM
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On 3/9/04 21:57, in article , "Brian
Watson" wrote:


"Mike" wrote in message
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Large Garden.

Small Garden

Is there a parameter set to define size of garden?


Small garden = what you've got.

Large garden = what you want.


As to the latter - not necessarily. You cannot imagine how many customers
tells us they have to reduce the size of their garden because they're now 60
or 65 - it's as if they think some switch goes off at that sort of age.
My 71 yo husband simply looks at them in amazement as he prepares for
another session of digging, weeding, planting! Yesterday, a customer rang
and complained that Ray had sold her two Zauschnerias. He put his hand up
for this 'crime'. The problem? They'd spread about 8" in each direction
and she couldn't 'cope' with them. I'm not kidding - this is gospel truth.
The old saying that there nowt so queer as folk is alive and kicking in the
Nursery industry, I can tell you.
The good news is that 99-999999% of the customers are just lovely!
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:13 PM
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On Fri, 3 Sep 2004 20:03:59 +0100, "atwifa"
wrote:

if you can throw a stone and hit your boundary fence, you have a small
garden.


If you can stand in one spot and water the whole garden with the nose,
without moving (apart from turning that is!), then you have a small
garden.

Pam in Bristol
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:14 PM
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"Mike" wrote in message
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If your piece of string can mark out the perimeter, it's a small

garden.
If
not, it's a large garden.

Simple really.
Steve ;--))



Ah!! But how long is a piece of string?


Equal to the periphery of a small garden, of course.

A good Boy Scout always had a Shilling, a Pocket Knife, a Piece of

String
and a Handkerchief in his pocket, but my piece of string is much

large for
my pocket ;-}


Franz




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