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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 3rd November, 2022)

Forever Autumn


Forever Autumn
Lower Plantations, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd November 2022 at 07:21

Just beautiful Dennis. I think they are beech trees as there is no vegetation growing underneath them. There's a lovely glade of them in the woods behind us, a similar sight.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd November 2022 at 08:40

Beautiful photo, Dennis. I love Autumn. Of course I can't get the song "Forever Autumn" out of my head now, and will be singing it to myself all day!

Comment by: Poet on 3rd November 2022 at 08:54

The leaves just keep on tumbling ,
Stalks scribbling the air
Like a Pollock painting ,
Unfathomable numbers
Gathering in woods ,
Overwhelming glades .

The wind is sick of them ,
Like it's trying to rid an itch from its face .
It can no longer cope !
The trees are scaled with green ,
Like snakes shedding skin .
They won't stop falling .

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd November 2022 at 11:03

They look so green and fresh. Not all trees shed their leaves. Reminds me to go and clear the leaves around the back. Although Donty Mon doesn’t like us being too tidy we need to care more for the critters. Ok then I’ll not bother!

Comment by: Weather Woman on 3rd November 2022 at 12:04

If we cut down all the trees we wouldn't have any wind, have you noticed the way they wave about making the wind.

Comment by: Edna on 3rd November 2022 at 13:40

Veronica, Monty wants us to compost the, or use them as mulch. He says you would never find better mulch in the shops.As for composting I've tried several times, but to no avail.. I have another friend who just puts her fallen leaves in a plastic bag, and keeps stirring them up.She says it makes great compost..Another nice photo Dennis.We are very lucky to have the plant's so close to home.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd November 2022 at 13:49

Yes I have done that Edna. I bag the leaves up and put them behind the shed. It takes about 2 years to get a lovely compost but there’s still not enough nutrients in the leaves when they have rotted down. I have loads of fallen leaves near me the bug bear is they get in the drains and gutterings.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 3rd November 2022 at 14:59

Up here were I live in the countryside we have plenty of woodland and I remember in the olden days dads going into the woods to dig up leaf mold and then scatter it on the veg plots.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd November 2022 at 15:07

I've never had a garden, only a back yard! But we manage to grow potatoes and tomatoes every year. I love looking at people's gardens.

Comment by: Marky on 3rd November 2022 at 16:39

Geoff Hamilton was my favourite .
I hate those programmes where they manufacture a garden in a day .
A garden , like making compost , takes time , and loving commitment over many many years .
From labour comes results ..

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd November 2022 at 16:58

aye, and then folks from eating the veg turning yellow by the effects of TNT dust in the leaf mould from the Roburite woods eh Mick, they'd look like the Simpson's.

Helen of Troy, apparently there are plenty Beech trees in there, and I also didn't know that there's forty miles of pathways, and I've heard Woodpeckers but not any Cuckoos? as said so here: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/haigh-hall-country-park/

Comment by: Elizabeth on 3rd November 2022 at 17:00

Lovely pic Dennis,and that's a great song Irene !

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd November 2022 at 21:16

Geoff Hamilton was good and it was a loss to the TV programme Gardeners' World when he died young in 1996 as he even then wanted gardeners to go organic and also to use peat free composts, Geoff Smith and Clay Jones were also very good too, and all were knowledgeable on Gardeners' Question Time.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd November 2022 at 22:00

Percy Thrower….remember him?
I like Beech Grove as well…

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 3rd November 2022 at 23:54

Roborite does not contain TNT.

Comment by: Rene Artois on 4th November 2022 at 06:54

Message received and understood Bruce . Llamas are bigger than frogs . Over .

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 4th November 2022 at 10:53

Send three-and-fourpence, we're going to a dance. Over.

Comment by: Cyril on 4th November 2022 at 14:36

Percy Thrower certainly knew his onions Veronica, and was very knowledgeable about gardening. Remember the TV out take that was on those Denis Norden's shows, when the Gardeners' World film crew replaced the hook that Percy hung his coat on when ever he entered the greenhouse with a rubber one, and it kept dropping off - that was a classic, though I haven't seen it on those programmes for a while.

Bruce be careful or you might get kidnapped by the Russians or Chinese if they think you know National secrets - though they'll soon suss you out, read the comments on here by folks who worked at Roburite and knew they were handling TNT.
https://wiganworld.co.uk/communicate/mb_message.php?opt=f2&msd=44573&page=39&subject=Orica

A walk around the Roburite woods five years ago with Mr Hs Hot Pot and his dogs, with a comment by Mick telling of what he got up to in there.
https://youtu.be/aD0tzwQGpn4

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 4th November 2022 at 18:35

Cyril, I can tell you that TNT 'contains' a component of Roborite and Roborite 'contains' a component of TNT. That very same component is also in Paracetamol tablets but TNT is not in Paracetamol tablets and neither is it in Roborite.
The common component is aniline, made from nitrobenzine.

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