Monthly Archives: June 2016

Threshing Day at Compton Dundon

 ‘Threshing Day’  Until quite recent years this age old farming activity could be seen at Compton Dundon between Street and Somerton in Somerset. For over two hundred years the Wright family of thatchers have worked there and it is where … Continue reading

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My Anniversary Acer – a Progression

Having put up with me for fifty years this year my dear Wife Sue decided to mark the event by giving me a bonsai tree. Off I went then to the Swindon  Bonsai Society Show on 28th Feb, very handy that … Continue reading

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Penny Pinching pensioner’s supermarket purchase.

Still trying to get my trees for next to nothing I purchased this Pyracantha from Morrisons Supermarket in a 4″or 5″ pot for probably less than £3. In May 2014. I planted it in the ground and let one twig grow … Continue reading

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