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Posted: 09/11/2015 at 12:38

'boottles' dove - have you already been imbibing?  

Lyn -  I read A Handful of Dust which I enjoyed, but it was a very long time ago. Brideshead always makes my cry when I read it. Jeremy Irons was excellent too - Ryder wasn't a particularly nice character but I cried for him as well at the end. Superb piece of writing isn't it? Did you know they were originally to be cast the other way round? I can't imagine Irons as Sebastian at all. I've got a special edition box set of it, with lots of bits behind the scenes. I'd forgotten all about the strike at the time which meant they had to have a different director  

Lovely news for you Yvie 

Saw your lovely pic on the camera thread Steve. It's a beauty.

At the last meeting it was decided.........

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:05

They liked it so much pp, that they're now building a complete new town called 'Hearthill' a few miles further east - still right next to the M8    

Hopefully it'll be more attractive than Harthill. Wouldn't be difficult 

I like that pic Tetley - you bemused 

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:59

It sounds a bit like that pink spirea that I loathe B3. It has yellowy foliage though. That's why I hate it so much - the combination 

With you on Golden Rod a1154. Vile plant.  

The white Bergenia's on it's last warning....it's just not thriving anywhere I put it. It's not because I don't like it. 

Top 3 plants

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:56

My favourite has been Phormium Cream Delight - it's still my favourite now and will continue to be over winter. It's shone like a little beacon on all the dull, lousy days we've had this year and is a complete 'delight' in winter. 

Clematis Etoile Violette is always a favourite but Niobe has been glorious in it's depth of colour, so it has taken EV's place. The third would be the Pasqueflowers in spring, heralding the longer days and warmer weather to come - even if it didn't! 

Shoots already!

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:51
Steve 309 wrote (see)

This has started to happen in the last few years.  I don't remember it happening ages ago.  (But then I don't remember much these days...)

thought that was just me Steve 

Mine are also outside, slightly sheltered from the worst of the rain which causes more problems than nay cold will give them. They'll be absolutely fine John, it's what they're designed to do.

Hope you get a good display  


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:47

Morning all. Vile here 

Must have had a senior moment re the piece of music Dove. In my defence - I only heard a few notes....  Both beautiful pieces. Not listened to them in a very long time,but the Barber was a favourite in our household growing up.

Lyn - isn't Anthony Andrews' performance just the most wonderful piece of acting ever? Don't think he ever came any where near it again, although I know he mostly does theatre so can't back that up. Everything about that production was sheer class. Castle Howard isn't too shabby either. They say that Waugh had it in mind for the family home when he wrote it  

Off to work shortly so I'll have a quick catch up before I go. Was too busy watching Arne Dahl last night ever since RB (?) mentioned it . 

Have a good day everyone - hope the weather's kinder than it is here!


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:59

Morning Pat - hope you've had a good night's sleep 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:56

It's such a beautiful piece Dove 

Escapism Verd.  It's not my thing either, despite Brideshead Revisited being my all time favourite book and piece of TV. That had a lot to do with the writing, production, acting and the faithful adaptation of the book, as much as anything else though. It's also a study of class, privilege and all that goes with it    

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:33

Never understood the attraction of that Salvia Verd 

My garden's too new to get rid of anything, but give me a few months... 

Shrub name

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:22

My favourites too Lyn - you'll have to fight me for them!  

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