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Aberfan

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:05

I don't remember Aberfan, but my Mum often talked about it.  It happened on my 2nd birthday, and we lived just down the road in Newport.  Such a contrast between happiness at home and tragedy so close outside.  I think me and my sister got extra special hugs that night.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:00

Had a wonderful day at the Tower - thank you to Lily - without your pictures earlier I never would have thought to go.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62424.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Very moving - so many individual flowers - so many sons, brothers, lovers.

Also couldn't help wondering what it must feel like to be an artist with an idea THAT big, and then to actually see it materialise before your eyes - must be quite a feeling.

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:36

Thanks to all of you for such lovely birthday wishes.  Have had a completely wonderful few days .....about to be rounded off by chocolate cake

Was delighted that they treated me to a 21 gun salute at the Tower of London today.  Most in the crowd believed it was in honour of the visiting President of Singapore .....but we knew different.

And belated happy birthday to Fairy too - us October girls must stick together - the combined candles will rival the bonfires of November

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 08:56
Welcome Woody . You're in the door

We are off to see the poppies at the tower - hope they haven't been blown away !

And today I am 50 !

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 14:05
Cyclists get to eat cake at lunchtime

Gives them energy to get back home again ....

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 11:13

Colours on this rhus seemed too bright to be real

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62334.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 And part of our industrial heritage - a pulley system to get gravel from the quarry to the barges ..... and off to market

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62335.jpg?width=695&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 06:53

Morning all

Looks like the sun is going to shine here - so great day for a bike ride.  See you later peeps

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62332.jpg?width=222&height=262&mode=max

 

Automated greenhouse - Year 12 AS Systems and Control project!

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 06:46

All done - good luck with it

tomato recommendations

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:23

I had heard lots of derogatory comments about Moneymaker - but we grew it this year and liked it - lots of flavour ( which is what its detractors complained about).

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Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:18

Great stile Archie.  Bekkie - looking on the web will give the phone number of your nearest hedgehog rescue centre - with winter fast approaching I would call in the experts.  Ouch MrsG - hope its getting less painful

Back from a wonderful weekend away - Beth Chattos and Hyde Hall were lovely - even at this time of year.  Will post pics on gardens visited later in the week.  Then this morning we had a lovely walk along an Estuary - blowy but sunny.  Great meals out Friday and Saturday .... this turning 50 thing might not be so bad after all.  Chicklets back at school tomorrow, but OH and I have 2 more days off - all day bike ride planned tomorrow, and Tower of London (inspired by Lily's pictures) for poppies on Tuesday.  Need to do something to work off all those calories 

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Tree id

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Anyone know a good one? 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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