Monthly Archives: May 2015

Test Match Special ?

Childhood Days 3 This painting  is entitled ‘Not Out’ or possibly reading between the lines ‘If you say it’s out I am going home and it’s my bat’ It was inspired by the fact that when I was a wee lad next … Continue reading

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We’ll gather Lilacs in the Spring Again

Nothing great but quite a pleasing little tree at the moment, from a cutting in 2005 now 10″ high.Took it to the Taunton & Somerset Bonsai Club night this week they said how fragrant it was, such pity this old codger has … Continue reading

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VE Day Anniversary -Very Proud of my parents generation

I was only a war baby born in 1941 but one of the few things I can remember was a day watching the loads of planes towing gliders behind them flying over to what I think must have been the D … Continue reading

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How to get a new leader

Getting a new leader is quite easy really, you just have to cut off the growth above a healthy young shoot and train that up as a new leader to take it’s place, handy for reducing the height of a bonsai. … Continue reading

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Classic Tractors – Standard Fordson-Model N

As featured in the new TV series ‘Home Fires’ Winning the war on the farm in England owes a great deal to the Fordson Model N which was  built at Dagenham where 136000 were made during those years of conflict. Earlier … Continue reading

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