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Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:19

Excuse the cadence, I had time to think of you all as I drove the leafy lanes from home to the Garage and then again as they gave me a lift home so here it is, apologies in advance.

Had to take the car for service at break of day

Saw fields of winter barley along the way

Long leafy lanes to the town ring road

And views of the hills across the valley broad


The sky was vivid as the sun rose bright

Reds and orange means rain before night

The puffy clouds the changing hues

I enjoyed the drive the changing views


A bit like this thread as I read the posts

All of you change like passing ghosts

Strangers in the night flitting by

Shimmering images make us sigh


We may never be meant to meet and greet

To know for sure who's sour or sweet

Our imagination is all we know

Let it range free enjoy the show.


Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 20:24

Star Gaze Lily do not be offended, I see you as a cuddly girl who would bring my wallet back and give me a hug.

Runnybeak Start at six feet and after years in the Army came out at five foot eleven and a half, who stole my half inch I ask.

Bekkie, not far off I remember my Dad's long row of Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) and loved them along with his large very old bush of Peony.

The beauty of this thread is I probably saw each and every type depicted on here on my Square and probably reduced them to tears even Verdun, in Civvy Street it was hard but fair, that was from the people not me.


Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 16:35

Got you Star Gaze Lily, You are the one who rushes in when one of us oldies fall over pinches our wallet and does a runner, no not really I am sure  there is a nurse in you somewhere, the ones looking after me in August were lovely girls who would give you a cuddle before sticking needles in you, you like to hand out cuddles that can only mean a lovely disposition. A bookish Librarian with bouffant hair, specs on the end of your nose, the arran jumper or ruffled blouse and tweed skirt with wellies for the long walk over the hill to the lonely library with the one old chap researching history with his eye's closed and loud snore. Or the girl who walks into the local pub and shouts drinks all round, "err" can you tell me the name of your local please?


Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:56

Dear Star Gaze Lily, can I have a clue please? what impression would that be? the six foot handsome chap who can dance a bit sing a bit play various instruments, is a wonderful lover gardener companion cook (my alter ego) or the real me.


Can I use any leaves for leaf mould?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:51

I would say crocosmia  leaves being fleshy would be best on the compost heap, the texture of the blown leaves is much different. We have lanes of trees and a wood near by so taking a black bag and collecting more is not a hardship. Leaf mould will take a year or more compost a matter of months three during summer six over winter. Good leaf mould is pure gold when it comes to plants so I keep it separate.


My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:43

Pauline any size garden is a bonus, if you are now free to do as you please fill it go up down where ever and do your own thing. Stand pots on benches grow Veg with flowers but best of all always have a seat to sit and contemplate your own efforts and plan for next year.


Reusing soil thats had tomato blight in it

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:37

I have a box next to the compost heap and put all old soil in there and let it weather, as I fill the compost bin add a small amount of well weathered old soil, it works for me. There has been so much blight around yet I never got any, keeping the greenhouse well aired in all weathers is my way, extra vents and a fan to move the air on still days seem to do the trick.


Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:30

I am transmogrified by the descriptions says he 5 foot one high and wide dances in army boots sits all day at the desk in his fifteenth floor flat handing out gardening advice from my books half inched from charity shops. Not true although I did dance in army boots more than once, some of those Church hall floors with rough floorboards and nails sticking up could prove a problem, they even laddered those paint on stockings the girls wore. We cannot all be angelic looking models there are one or two "T" model Fords among us kick the tyres give a wind and we are off, just do not expect us to stop is all. I sit in my hill top cave and survey my garden the North Yorks Moors, free mutton any one and ask on here should I burn the heather or not. Could be true, one or two know different.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 10:02

Mike, I know exactly how it feels when that huge mill stone is lifted off your shoulders, it felt like walking on air. My news was only a week later from the op and not the long wait you have had, all clear sounded better than the wail of the all clear siren during the war. Upwards and onwards now and good luck.


My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 23:47

A set of very very very long handled secateurs so I could carry on pruning from the conservatory when those North Easterlies come pounding in from the North Sea. At times they could freeze the boot laces off a brass statue.


PS Busy Lizzy is that all you want him for.

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