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Post by David Whipp » 19 Mar 2015, 16:46

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There's been more planting in the gardens during the last couple of weeks, following the trimming back of the ivy on the back wall.

Today, we've been barrowing more muck into the beds in preparation for a big planting spree tomorrow (Friday).

Here's Lesley Gilbert, who is the chief architect of the planting scheme, tipping muck onto one of the two diamond beds.

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Post by David Whipp » 19 Mar 2015, 16:53

Here's the rear bed after the ivy has been cropped.

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The snowdrops planted earlier are now dying back. The small amount of planting evident in the bed doesn't look a lot, but with all the digging over and titivation of the soil with muck and grit, was only achieved after considerable collective effort!

All being well, the next stage of planting will be completed tomorrow or Saturday.

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A credit to you all.....
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Post by Big Kev » 23 Jun 2018, 20:09

Thought I'd revive this post, firstly to say that I think the improvement to the gardens has been a great success and to remind me to take some pics of the new sensory garden.
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Post by Stanley » 24 Jun 2018, 03:32

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Post by PanBiker » 24 Jun 2018, 09:21

I have watched the refurbisment develop overt he last couple of months, walking past most days up to school. I am still slightly confused with one of the cut outs in the sensory sculpture, turbine is easily recognised, cant make my mind up yet about the other.
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Post by Big Kev » 24 Jun 2018, 09:30

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I am still slightly confused with one of the cut outs in the sensory sculpture, turbine is easily recognised, cant make my mind up yet about the other.
I'm glad it's not just me, it's been discussed a few times at the dinner table here.
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Post by Big Kev » 24 Jun 2018, 12:19

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Here it is, still a few bits to do. The cutouts in the corten steel are a mill, a turbine and what looks like a bucket...
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Post by PanBiker » 24 Jun 2018, 16:29

Yes, I get the mill and the turbine but I think the third may be a mattress so maybe linked to Silentnight or is Hope in there somewhere?
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Post by Big Kev » 24 Jun 2018, 21:02

Could it be molten metal being poured from a pot? A reference to Esse.
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Post by Stanley » 25 Jun 2018, 03:31

Looks like cast iron running into pig moulds on the casting floor. The object in the foreground looks like a core from one of the bores at the waterworks on High Lane. The stub of tree trunk reminds me that there is something in the etymology of Bracewell and Stock that refers to a tree stump but I can't remember what!
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Post by PanBiker » 25 Jun 2018, 15:55

Yes, there is one of the bore hole cores and the tree trunk is sliced into vertical sections and reassembled as a trunk, cant see it from the angle of Kevs picture.
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Post by Big Kev » 25 Jun 2018, 20:17

I'll grab a pic of the 'expanded' tree tomorrow. In the meantime here's a closer pic of the corten steel, I reckon the bottom right is molten metal being poured. The top is definitely mill related (Bancroft Engine House?) and bottom left is turbine blades.
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Post by plaques » 25 Jun 2018, 21:28

Big Kev wrote:
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I reckon the bottom right is molten metal being poured.
Looks like a sawing machine to me.

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Post by Stanley » 26 Jun 2018, 02:51

From the closer view, top one is an engine house and a chimney making a lot of smoke. Bottom right is a ladle of molten iron being poured and the other is probably a representative jet engine fan blades.
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Post by Big Kev » 26 Jun 2018, 11:48

The 'expanded' tree stump
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Post by Stanley » 27 Jun 2018, 03:33

That's got me beat.......
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Post by PanBiker » 27 Jun 2018, 08:12

It's a sensory garden so more surfaces to explore, the stump has a portion of the outer bark missing on one side so a smooth surface of the inner wood as well as the trunk, bark and man made edges. I suppose you need to visit with a blindfold to appreciate it fully.
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Post by Big Kev » 27 Jun 2018, 08:40

My youngest grandson will love it, he's always feeling things :-).
He had a thing for owls until he had the opportunity to touch one, it made him shudder and he wouldn't touch it anymore...
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He wouldn't appreciate this then. I met it at Glenfinnan and was very impressed.
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Post by Big Kev » 28 Jun 2018, 07:24

Eagle Owls are pretty spectacular creatures. I wanted to take this one home with me :-)
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Post by plaques » 28 Jun 2018, 07:41

Must get round to photograph the gardens, we should never forget what they are all about.
Thinking about this brought to mind that it is often said that America has never been bombed. This is not true. A solo effort by a Japanese, Nobuo Fujita attacked on September 9 1942. Read about it Here,

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Post by Stanley » 29 Jun 2018, 04:30

There was an Eagle Owl in residence on Whitemoor for about three years when Doc lived at Prospect. I saw it several times and it was a big one. I once followed it up the track in the Yellow Shed and it's wing span was almost as wide as the road! Plenty of rabbits up there for it.......
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Post by Big Kev » 07 Jul 2018, 08:49

The gardens look lovely in the sunshine
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Post by Stanley » 08 Jul 2018, 02:35

Lovely.... A credit to all concerned!
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