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Bellringer

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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2010, 07:40:19 PM »
Yes ours started as suckers. The one in the pic above has not thrown any suckers up but a smaller one in the front garden I notice has produced a couple within a few feet in the same border.

Bellringer

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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2010, 10:23:58 PM »
My wife and I  (seem to have heard that expression before somewhere!!), have visited some of the major garden centres in the past few days. Holland Arms, Gaerwen, Stapeley Water Gardens, Bridgemere Garden World, Trentham Gardens and Grosvenor Garden Centre. Vast areas have been given over to their Christmas displays and Santa's grottos and it's only October. Still I suppose the sparkly lights cheer us up a little bit at a somewhat depressing time of the year when the nights are rapidly drawing in and I think the clocks go back next weekend. But that does mean an extra hour in bed - so something to look forward to..

Stapeley and Bridgemere appear to be in the throes of major revamps but of those we visited Trentham was the most impressive, and you can get Cadwalladr's ice cream there as well.

Ian

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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2010, 08:27:25 AM »
Does Trentham Gardens have their Christmas displays up yet?
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Bellringer

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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2010, 10:50:40 AM »
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Does Trentham Gardens have their Christmas displays up yet?

Not their full displays I wouldn't have thought - they have some Christmas items though, my wife particularly liked the pair of life-size deer!

Ian

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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2010, 11:04:22 AM »
Inspired by you, Stan, we may well pop over for a browse in the next month.  I enjoy seeing the different grottos,  I must admit.
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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2010, 11:16:37 AM »
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Does Trentham Gardens have their Christmas displays up yet?

Not their full displays I wouldn't have thought - they have some Christmas items though, my wife particularly liked the pair of life-size deer!

I thought they were 'two deer'  (too dear)  _))*
A pigeon is for life not just Christmas

Bellringer

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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2010, 01:03:42 PM »
That's what I told her!

PS Ian - I am pleased that I am still up to providing inspiration!
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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2010, 03:05:44 PM »
Signs of Autumn now especially after last night, leaves all over the place!
I took this pic of the beech tree on our front garden a few days ago and now the "tints" are even more....and the number of leaves less!

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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2010, 03:24:30 PM »
I now have quite a number of magnolia splattered bushes courtesy of the decorators ! :o :D. Should I start a trend?
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2010, 05:08:29 PM »
I painted my white dovecote recently using a wonky ladder and now the Clematis and Honeysuckle are completely spotted too.   In fact the paint on the dovecote has got more runs than a Pakistani cricket team!

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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2010, 05:16:56 PM »
who would have bet on that  :)

Ian

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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2010, 06:54:27 PM »
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I painted my white dovecote recently using a wonky ladder

Wouldn't a brush have worked better?

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Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2010, 10:45:46 PM »
Ian, I was going to do the same joke L0L
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Trojan

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« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2010, 12:29:43 AM »
Those low-down areas must play havoc with your back.

Ian

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« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2010, 08:08:37 AM »
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Ian, I was going to do the same joke


Sorry about that :-))   ))*
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