Monthly Archives: July 2013

Runner Bean Plants ‘Dropping’ Flowers but not Producing Beans!!!

I have read and heard about this problem for years but this year is the first time I have encountered it, personally. The runner beans are simply dropping all their flowers leaving funny looking stalks on the branches where there … Continue reading

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Many a true word…

“Ah, the trumpet. Now there’s an instrument on which one can truly embarrass himself!” (G. Keillor (US Radio Host) to G. Bordner (Principal Trumpet St Paul’s Chamber Orchestra))

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The Fruits of Labour

Everything on the urban farm has been a little late coming this year. I have had an abundance of strawberries and the herbs have done very well, to be fair. We are nearing the end of July now so I … Continue reading

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Keep Trying… It takes a while to get better!

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Sweet Trumpet!

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Piston Horn…

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The RLPO Brass Section – Publicity shots of yesteryear!

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Some of the old adverts in RLPO concert programmes…

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This must have been a good gig!

I was delving deep into the RLPO’s archive yesterday and came across this programme. What a spectacular concert this one must have been… Here are the programme biographies of the four horn men of the apocalypse!

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Well, you would stick corks in your ears, wouldn’t you?!

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