Archive | July 2019

RHS Flower Show – Tatton Park (17 – 21 July 2019)

Oooh  I love this show!

Always full of surprises, celebrities, gorgeous plants & ornaments, and oodles of ideas to take home for free.  You don’t have to buy a thing!  (well except your ticket…..and an ice cream!).

  • Cheeky photo with Adam Frost from gardeners world!
  • Quick swing on the copper chair (I couldn’t resist)!
  • Must grow a bit taller to see eye-to-eye with the flower people!

ALL FOR FREE!

 

The wonderful Adam FrostFlower PeopleCopper Chair

St Swithin’s Day (15 July) 2019

 

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St. Swithin’s day if thou dost rain

For forty days it will remain.

St. Swithin’s day (15 July) if thou be fair

For forty days ’twill rain nae mair.

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If it rains on St. Swithin’s day then it will continue to rain for a further forty days.

Hurray!  Hurray!  It was sunny and hot hot hot in Urmston today! (24 degrees).  Hopefully we will have another nice Summer.

St. Swithin was a Saxon Bishop of Winchester and was originally buried (at his request), in a humble outside grave at Winchester.

9 years later the monks at Winchester moved his remains to a magnificent shrine inside Winchester cathedral on 15 July 971. Legend says that during the ceremony it began to rain and continued to do so for forty days.