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Started by breakfast on Mar 20, 2022 1:57:20 PM
The privet hedges of suburbia are the privet hedges of a free people
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10smith - 20 Mar 2022 14:06:50 (#1 of 177)

Send hedge root stock to Ukraine in solidarity.

RosyLovelady - 20 Mar 2022 14:08:03 (#2 of 177)

Up the ligustrum.

breakfast - 20 Mar 2022 14:11:43 (#3 of 177)

Did Oliver Dowden really say this? Was it from an abandoned script of the Thick Of It?

browserbutton - 20 Mar 2022 14:15:47 (#4 of 177)

Phasmids are partial to privet. Oliver Dowden isn't a phasmid though, he's a phatuous phud.

breakfast - 20 Mar 2022 14:17:12 (#5 of 177)

Maybe there is a deeper truth in his statement.

indlovubill - 20 Mar 2022 14:25:45 (#6 of 177)

Around here the requirement is to keep one's hedges in pristine condition and on recycling days bins must be aligned regimental style all the way down the road.

upgoerfive - 20 Mar 2022 14:30:33 (#7 of 177)

I once observed a bit of impromtu street theatre during which one woman accused another of being a 'Privet Hedged Bitch'.

breakfast - 20 Mar 2022 14:33:14 (#8 of 177)

A typical leftie.

barkis - 20 Mar 2022 14:34:08 (#9 of 177)

The net curtains of Acacia Avenue are iron barriers against the onslaught of socialism.

browserbutton - 20 Mar 2022 14:39:21 (#10 of 177)

Maybe OD really meant 'the private hedge funds of suburbia'.

machiavelli - 20 Mar 2022 20:10:20 (#11 of 177)

There are privet hedges all around the very proletarian council house I grew up in. It took me hours to cut it all. That is my privet hedge story

breakfast - 20 Mar 2022 20:11:22 (#12 of 177)

That is your story of being free more like.

machiavelli - 20 Mar 2022 20:16:12 (#13 of 177)

Since mum didn't have to pay gardener I certainly was free.

darkhorse - 20 Mar 2022 20:26:32 (#14 of 177)

That "bordered" on slavery.

borders = hedges, geddit?

Verdigris - 20 Mar 2022 20:26:48 (#15 of 177)

#11

I, too, was an indentured privet slave. (see also lawns)

indlovubill - 20 Mar 2022 20:42:36 (#16 of 177)

Shear torture I can tell you.

machiavelli - 20 Mar 2022 20:47:41 (#17 of 177)

Such a thing could drive one to extrimism.

TommyDGNR8 - 20 Mar 2022 20:49:47 (#18 of 177)

Privets were he border of choice on my childhood council scheme. I've hardly seen one since.

indlovubill - 20 Mar 2022 21:00:18 (#19 of 177)

Somebody invented rustic fence panels, the type that blow away in a gale.

Verdigris - 20 Mar 2022 21:06:23 (#20 of 177)

It was cleft chestnut palings where there wasn't privet.

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