WHAT TYPES OF FLOWERS ~ are there that grow

In Mother's English Country Garden 

I will just mention the ones that I know

If I miss some please accept my pardon ! 


There are Lupins and Hollyhocks

And hedges of neat trimmed Box

Roses ~ Hydrangeas and dainty Phlox

Girls with blond  hair and very skimpy frocks 

In Mother's English Country Garden !


Tables and a bath for BIRDS

A Waterfall that's seldom heard

Daffodils & Tulips (you'll have to take my word)

And an Arizona Cactus ~ now that is absurd

In Mother's English Country Garden !


Snowdrops and Forget~me~nots

Pansies ~ like polka dots

Spicy Peppers ~ that give me the trots 

Spuds and Carrots planted ~ neat in plots

In Mother's English Country Garden !


I go each Sunday ~ to help my Mother weed

For that she gives me a Super Sunday Feed

But she grows her Veggies to share with those in need

And not so that we ~ can satisfy our greed

In Mother's English Country Garden !


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX


This Poem is inspired by an English Folk Song ~   check on You Tube.


  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 6th, 2017 01:18
  • Comment from author about the poem: The ENGLISH are famous Worldwide for the variety and ingenuity of their Gardens. This is exemplified each year by the amazing Royal Chelsea Flower Show ! However small ~ each Garden is packed with varieties to suit each season. Global Warming (don't tell TRUMP) has enabled us to introduce more exotic species and extended new varieties into N. Ireland ~ Wales and Scotland. Each Garden has a Bird Bath & Table and many have Ponds with a Waterfall. Garden Centres are a multi billion pound industry and provide excellent employment opportunity for Young People interested in Horticulture. Our Universities now offer degrees in Garden Design and landscaping. Each UK Garden is enclosed and American Visitors are always amazed at what we do ~ artistically with our Gardens ~ transforming dull Yards into the Garden of Eden ! Simple and corporate Gardens make the World a better and more beautiful place and give us a chance to showcase the infinite variety of form ~ fragrance ~ colour of flowering and ornamental plants that God has blessed out Planet with ~ AMEN Does you Mum have Country Garden ? Comments welcome ~ Country Love to ALL ~ BRIAN XOX
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  • Erinna

    A fabulous, funny parody on the original song. A great way to start my day. A couple of years ago I wrote a parody on this song for a sketch I had written ( I write comedy - poetry is new for me!)and like yours, there was, amongst the humour - an underlying message. This is a great way to raise awareness of many of the world's current troubles. Well done.
    Ps: I do have a lovely English garden- trouble is, it rains a lot.


      Thanks ERINNA ~ for a very full and appreciative comment ! I was first inspired by the picture and then i remembered the song and write a parody (good word) Please you have GARDEN in the North of England Gardeners need to keep their plots well drained rather than well watered ! Hugs ~ BRIAN

    • orchidee

      A fine write B.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks STEVE ~ pleased you enjoyed it ! Please visit my FUSION ~ Sherry makes a good Poem ! BRIAN

      • Michael Edwards

        Yes an old folk song Country Gardens which was orchestrated by Percy Grainger. My own garden is more formal but has many visitors when we open it to the public each year in aid of charity - mind you I also open my studio so its a double whammy for me. love the poem and there are so many more flowers you could write another one.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks MICHAEL ~ pleased you enjoyed the parody ! In essence CHARITY is a lovely word and I pleased you open your Garden & Studio to help others ~ each of us can make a difference in the fight against inequality ~ Yours BRIAN ~ Don't forget my FUSION ~ B

        • kevin browne

          that's our garden and even adam and eve would hold us jealous. perfect poetry in a gardenly motion

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            ADAM & EVE WERE GIVEN A GREAT OPPORTUNITY ~ But blew it ! Satan sets out to destroy everything Bright & Beautiful Pleased you liked the rhythm in my parody on the folk song ! BRIAN Please check my FUSION Thanks B.

          • Goldfinch60

            Very good write.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks ANDY pleased you enjoyed my parody ! Please check my developing FUSION ~ Thanks B.

            • Frank Prem

              Not much wrong with a super sunday feed Brian. Well worth it. Nice work, great pic.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks FRANK ~ no man (in His right mind) courts or marries a Lady who can't perform well in the ........................... KITCHEN ! Some are Cracking Cooks ~ However (it must be genetic) NOBODY ever cooks a Sunday Lunch half as good as your MUM ~ it's the GRAVY ! Pleased you liked the Poem & the Picture ~ BRIAN

              • Christina8

                Your poem was awesome! Loved the rhyme and rhythm. Simply stunning! Yes in-law has an expansive garden that doesn't have everything you listed but does have my requirement--lily of the valley and a lilac bush. And the staples like roses and tulips and herbs. Wonderful poem today! hugs--Christina

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  WELCOME CHRIS ~ TO TODAY'S PORTFOLIO OF POEMS ! I knew a MUMMY Poem would ring your BELL ! Pleased you can enjoy your MA-IN-LAW'S Garden ~ we all need at least one GARDEN in our Lives ! Pleased you liked the poem ~ it is based on a Folk Song so it has both Rhyme & Rhythm which are the two perquisites of a Perfect Poem ~ Fragrant Hugs ~ BRIAN

                • Tony36

                  Well written and expressed

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    Thanks TONY ~ pleased it ticked your BOX ~ BRIAN

                    • Tony36


                    • FredPeyer

                      See what you did? After reading your beautiful poem I now want to become a gardener and fill it with everything you wrote, including the girls with bond hair!
                      Thanks for a great poem.

                      • BRIAN & ANGELA

                        THANKS FRED ~ poetry is always very persuasive ~ I have an allotment which I use with Students at the College. When i was Young our garden was always full of Blond Girls with short dresses. I think it was because my MUM only had one Daughter and three Sons and she wanted us to meet suitable Girls ! So we had Swings & Playhouses etc ~ say no more ! BRIAN

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