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Phil, my club have a trout lake at Thurgaton. You may know the gravel pit complex. Our lakes are on Conegre Farm. If you fancy a day there I can take you as a guest.

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Spent the day at a mates forge making some new bird feeders.

Spotted this eons ago..ties in nice.11.jpgMobile forge, Woodborough.

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Hows my day?  well it's alright so far

 

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My birthday today, so the iron horse is taking me to Hickling - the tea shop and the Plough should provide enough fuel to get us home.

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Have a good one Phil

 

Rog

 

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Hope you had a good birthday Phil.

 

Went out today and bought three 'Outdoor Girl' Tomato plants.  She might well be an outdoor girl but she's going to need her fur coat the way the weather is shaping here.  I'm using grow bags made from two bags of B&Q compost I got for 20p each late last year. Stacked one atop 'tuther, obviously with a hole in top of the bottom one and the bottom of the top one.,  Tricky flipping the top one but worked OK.   Have looped strings underneath the bags and tied them to a horizontal pipe up on the wall, so I can grow them like vines if they live long enough.

 

Also bought three or four Dahlias, an Achillea, a Geum, Erigeron, Penstemon, Sidalcea and Delphinium. all for filling up a perennial border.

 

In 1972, I bought long spurred Aquilegia seeds and grew a dozen or so plants.  Brought some from Skelmersdale to Billinge and managed to keep them going until the last one died last year.  Not bad.. 47 years.  Meanwhile Mrs Col bought some of the blue  'common' Aquilegias, which have been going rampant despite my best efforts.  (Any that grow in the wrong place are quickly and silently 'despatched') They seem to have crossed with my large flowered ones so I've also now got assorted pink and white 'intermediate' plants, but I've bought some classy  Large Flowered Aquilegia seeds and will start them tomorrow. Also bought some Echinacea seeds.  Every plant I've bought had died, so I thought I'd try seeds and spread them around the garden to see where they are happiest.

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Any photo's Col?

 

Rog

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Below should be a blurry phone pic of a Clematis.  It appeared as a seedling in an abandoned pot in a corner.  By some stroke of serendipity, it is very close to a large flowered hybrid calld 'John Warren', which I also brought here from Skelmersdale, but lost last year when I had to move it for some drain work. Flower obviously not fully open yet, but about hand sized when it is.  Also just added a couple of pics of the self seeded 'crossed' Aquilegias.

 

 

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Shame about British steel,, and Scunthorpe in particular,,,done a lot business there in my VG days,,some great clients,,Brumby corner,,Scotter,,etc,,

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It was in a village just outside Scunny that a lady in shop heard me talking to the owner,,it went,,

Scuse me are you from Nottingham? 

Yes duck

Would that be Bulwell? 

Yes duck,,how did ya know?

Heard your voice,,thought you my husband,, 

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Terrible shame about the steel works,bad for Scunny and bad for the country and bad for the employees

 

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Worked Scunny   for VG and the Coop........if youv'e never been you probably have a bleak place in your mind,,,its far from that.......iv'e always liked the place and the people.........full of characters.....i was canvassing for VG 1986,,,when the owner i was talking to was arrested..... He must have been innocent i saw him regular for about a year after that,,,

              Another time i was sat in a van waiting for a store to close (10pm) so me and a colleague could do a staff search,,,we were on the main st in Scunny and it was a friday night,,,just before the store closed a Lady (shall we say of the night) came knocking on the passenger window where my colleague was sat,,,he repeated to me what she had just said to him     ''you looking for business mister''...........loved scunny......lol

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Spent a bit of time lurking around there about 1970/71.  Can't say I was impressed or otherwise by the town centre.  A lot of redevelopment made it a bit too much like a lot of other places I thought.  Not the character that Bulwell still has even now. Didn't have much to do with locals so can't really comment, but they didn't have two heads or owt.

 

I remember visiting a pub with a disco but no licence for dancing, so this guy did a sort of John Peel, playing lots of rock stuff and giving his opinion on it, while everybody stood about trying not to dance along.  Weird. 

In my head it was called the Everest, but I can find no reference to it, though all the streets round there are named after Everest type stuff and there was a 'Sherpa' pub at one time, so maybe I got it wrong.

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3 hours ago, plantfit said:

Terrible shame about the steel works,bad for Scunny and bad for the country and bad for the employees

 

Rog

 

It is indeed, though it doesn't seem like such a bad deal for the shareholders of the owning Co. (Greybull), who bought it for a quid  a couple of years ago and went to Govt. for a loan only last week because they were skint, but managed to invest £40million in a French steel company.

Funny old world.

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I can't comment here.  There's a thread for this sort of thing.

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5 hours ago, DJ360 said:

I can't comment here.  There's a thread for this sort of thing.

You've already commented here. Two posts back.

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Just me then..

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Nowt wrong with chillin out Ian,     enjoy

 

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miniature fish ponds,do you think they will catch on?

 

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Please don't encourage the lady of the house..when in Spain she saw this green netting in all the gardens. 6ft high...yep..pallet arrived today"soft border screening" she has dubbed it.

My Anglo Saxon/ Bulwell expletives when i signed the tablet of the driver...ensured the Husband of The Year Award..ain't coming to Tipp.

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Just got home this afto from a fantastic girlie week in Corfu, we’ve had so much fun, good food, sunshine, bit of shopping and a just a few alcoholic beverages.   Two of us had decided to go and visit a friend who’s lived in Corfu for the past 50 years after marrying a Greek, who sadly passed away a few years ago.  She was at the airport to meet us with an ”Ayup” and away we went, a laugh a minute and so much banter.  An English friend of hers joined us one night for dinner and she didn’t know what had hit her, this woman sat mesmerised listening to us lot, she thinks she’s posh cos she originates from Guildford!!   

I then went to vote and was told I was the 500th person to vote in our ward today.  Doesn’t sound like a very good turnout does it, this was at about 8pm.  I didn’t get a prize but did get told off by one of the ‘workers’ in the Polling Station as I happened to just mention to my husband that he only needed to vote for ONE person as he followed me into the booth.   

Right, think I’d better get myself a drink now, don’t want to get withdrawal symptoms after this past week! 

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