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Autumn colour

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:54

I think that is a really nice pic, archiepem....especially if you enlarge it by clicking on it.

Autumn colour

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:11

Thanks, Verdun.......this is the same shot from a different angle.

 They grow over a stream at a local wildlife centre.

Autumn colour

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:20

Thanks, Forester.....I took this pic earlier today whilst out & about:


Autumn colour

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:05


This acer in a quiet little corner is looking quite nice at the mo.


Oops I'm in the dog house

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 17:18

Little-Ann...I use linseed oil for the shafts of spade & fork (for all my wooden handled garden tools in fact) and an oily rag (usually used engine oil or whatever is at hand) for the metal parts.

Maybe worth noting that cricket bats have been treated this way for millennia. The linseed oil soaks into the wood and makes them pliable and less likely to break in heavy use. 


Oops I'm in the dog house

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 10:42

Thanks, KEF…..I don’t know if it makes sense, but they are so well balanced and easy to use, I’m useless when trying to use modern-day equivalents.

Regarding the care of them, it’s the way were brought up…..I’m a product of the pre-throwaway age.

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 21:24

Hi, Tanty, you may be interested to know about this thread I started on this subject

It's a tad long now, but it has proved helpful to a lot of members.

Oops I'm in the dog house

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 21:15

Ah, they don't make them like they used to!  This is me old Elwell spade & fork I've had since 1961...still going strong, albeit the spade is getting worn down a little now.

I would add that they are never put away dirty and are oiled weekly in the season.



Posted: 14/10/2013 at 12:01

"David K that beauty was on another thread, but I can't remember where, read so many posts recently!"

Well quite, Bizzie-Lizzie.....and conversely perhaps why I didn't spot the other thread.


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 08:06

Oh, what a beauty!

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