philippa smith2

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So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 21:20

"The Ultimate Alphabet" by Mike Wilks first published 1986 - which is the year I bought my copy.

In need of something recently to take my mind off everyday stuff, I rediscovered this buried in a cupboard.  I see that I managed to complete some of it but not all ( not bad in 30 years dipping in and out  ).  I am pretty sure that a check list was originally included but that has gone missing.

I wondered if any of you "Ultimate Puzzlers" have ever attempted this and, if so, whether you have managed to complete it ?

Just from an artistic point of view, the images are quite fantastic and worth looking at for themselves but spotting the words conveyed in each illustration is the problem.........the X image is relatively (  ) easy with just 30 items but the S image can contain as many as 1,229.  Conveyed in a A4 size image, that is certainly saying something.

Not wishing to take over LB,s Puzzle thread I could start another one just for this if there are any takers ? This seemed to be the best place to enquire initially.

Can't offer shop bought sweeties but home made Chocs can be dished out to Winners ...........oh, go on then......for losers too  


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 15:11

Somerset Levels area ....water already seeping up thru ground floor in places........beginning to remind me of 2013 .  Hope it stops raining soon

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:28

Fatsia jap.- flowers have been out for a few days now.

All the above pics were taken today.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:25


My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:24

Heuchera - can't remember which one - could be Marmalade or Lime something ??

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:20

Carnation ( Chabaud type ).......pity I can't download the scent !

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:19

Calendula - colour a bit off as it is actually orange !

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:17

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:15


lining pond baskets

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 20:07

Rather depends on which plants you are growing GD.  

Strong rooters such as Lilly/Iris, etc will make their way out of the basket regardless.  The more genteel types you can, to an extent, keep them contained simply by using Hessian or thin weed membrane fabric.

All of them will need a certain amount of checking over and cutting back unless you have acres of water - in that case, you should be OK for a few years

Discussions started by philippa smith2

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

The Ultimate Alphabet 
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Blatant advertising

Lack of above lately 
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Hazel hurdles/panels

Using these as a fence 
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Native or Non Native ?

What actually constitutes a "native species" in the UK ? 
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The media

We won't show you this as it could be distressing !! 
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What constitutes a Hedge which is limited to 2 mts in height. ?  
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Twisted willow

Shallow or deep rooted ? Disruptive on a boundary ?  
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Trying to kill Raspberry forest 
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The "Ignore member" option 
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Myths and Legends

What do we believe ? 
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Humming Bird Hawk Moth

First sighting of 2016 
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Passiflora edulis

Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

What camera set up ? 
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Growing a Chicken

Just trying it out 
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Best present this year !!

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