Wednesday 25 March 2009
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I'm entirely familiar with this roundabout – the Phormiums that were there before were completely inappropriate (and remember – I've been in the trade for 20 years) and, frankly, looked awful. The new planting is much better.
Saturday 21 March 2009
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Local trains in Spanish cities. Dead handy if you want to get to the suburbs of Barcelona, for example.
Monday 16 March 2009
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Not sure that it is right to highlight Maastricht in this article. Although it is in the valley of the Maas, it is in a similar position to a town ike Lewes in England – the surrounding land is really quite high (the area is often referred to as the Dutch Alps). The real trouble is for Westland, Zuid Holland, Noord Holland and the polders around the IJsselmeer and Markermeer.
Sunday 15 March 2009
Plants that Tom can recognise and name:
- holly (ouch!)
- grass (tut, I expect a more specific description than that!)
- blackberry (bramble)
I expect his repertoire to improve as the spring progresses.
Tuesday 10 March 2009
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Interested article. It's also true to say that regional papers (and some nationals – the Indy, for example) now have much smaller journalistic staff numbers than they had twenty years ago. Technology makes up for some of that, but ultimately, the decline in the quality of content must be a result of that reduction of headcount.
Inflatable bed for kids that packs down to a duffelbag.