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Post  JimLewis on Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:49 am

Interesting post in another forum about new species of Sorbus (Rowen/whitebeam) found in a UK gorge.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6902489/New-tree-species-discovered-in-Cheddar-Gorge.html

Kev . . . you are a climber. Ever been there?

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:00 pm

Thanks for the info Jim Laughing Ive heard of a new Whitebeam discovererd in Wales a couple of years back. Its funny that such a small and heavily populated country should be yielding new discoveries. Thanks again.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:08 pm

Good grief, it is very hard to believe that new species can still be found in a place as popular and well studied as this. The place has been really well known and studied for a very long time. Wikipedia has a lot of nice detail here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheddar_Gorge

I've driven through several times and after taking one look at the loose limestone rock, gave up any idea of ever climbing there. I prefer nice reliable rough granite, gritstone etc.

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:32 pm

I'm just flabbergasted that the UK has places like that. Dunno why, but I'd pictured it as mostly rolling pastoral scenery.

Of course the only time we've been there it snowed so hard that we couldn't get out of London, so what do I know.

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:04 pm

Makes you wonder how many undiscovered species and varieties there are in the US?

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Post  John Quinn on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:14 pm

JimLewis wrote:Interesting post in another forum about new species of Sorbus (Rowen/whitebeam) found in a UK gorge.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6902489/New-tree-species-discovered-in-Cheddar-Gorge.html

Kev . . . you are a climber. Ever been there?

Looks like a good cycling road! Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:22 pm

John Quinn wrote:
JimLewis wrote:Interesting post in another forum about new species of Sorbus (Rowen/whitebeam) found in a UK gorge.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6902489/New-tree-species-discovered-in-Cheddar-Gorge.html

Kev . . . you are a climber. Ever been there?

Looks like a good cycling road! Very Happy

What are you on about........My car got out of breath driving around there Crying or Very sad

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Post  fiona on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:31 pm

Might just bring my bike down to Joy of Bonsai and add a couple of days touring the Gorge to it.

Race you, Will?

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Post  Tony on Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:27 am

will baddeley wrote:Makes you wonder how many undiscovered species and varieties there are in the US?

It is surprising how many 'undiscovered' species crop (no pun intended) up in the UK, the Plymouth Pear is a prime example. I am certain that more 'species' of YEW will be 'discovered'... all it takes is for someone to 'investigate' as has happened with the Cheddar Gorge trees.

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:08 am

fiona wrote:Might just bring my bike down to Joy of Bonsai and add a couple of days touring the Gorge to it.

Race you, Will?

I've got a better car now Very Happy The race is on........Down the gorge to give you a fighting chance Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:34 am

Tony wrote:
will baddeley wrote:Makes you wonder how many undiscovered species and varieties there are in the US?
. I am certain that more 'species' of YEW will be 'discovered'...

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Post  fiona on Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:47 am

[quote="will baddeley"]
fiona wrote:Might just bring my bike down to Joy of Bonsai and add a couple of days touring the Gorge to it. Race you, Will?
will baddeley wrote:I've got a better car now The race is on........Down the gorge to give you a fighting chance

That's very kind of you Will.

I'll give you a start though.

Game on!

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Post  bigsteve on Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:47 pm

remember Fiona Will has a penny-farthing!!!
all races will be downhill haha

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:55 pm

bigsteve wrote:remember Fiona Will has a penny-farthing!!!
all races will be downhill haha

Steve, surely you must have realised with a dress and undergarments such as mine, that I can only ride sidesaddle Embarassed

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Post  bigsteve on Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:14 pm

Sorry Will i forgot
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Post  bigsteve on Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:26 pm

Jim
if you visit england again i can strongly recommend you go north
-in the north west there is the lake district with stunning scenery
and the city of York (2 and a half hours from london) is in the north east
both fantastic venues
from york - go on the train to Durham and Edinburgh -
you will not be dissapointed
i am sure we can arrange some gardens for you to visit also.
happy new year to you and yours
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Post  fiona on Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:29 pm

What wonderful news to end 2009!! Thanks Big Steve- you've made my day!

According to your post Edinburgh is now in England.

Glaswegians everywhere are rejoicing. Church membership has soared again as there evidently is a god.



And a big hello to all my Edinbugger friends who are reading this (very tongue-in-cheek) piece. I'd invite you in but you'll have had your tea.


Happy Hogmanay on behalf of Weegies the world over.

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Post  graham walker on Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:42 pm

Jim,
If you are coming over to the UK, and wish to travel up North, please get in touch.
I can sort you out some gardens and nurseries to visit, you don't need to go as far North as Scotland!!!!!!

Happy New Year to everyone
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Post  fiona on Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:48 pm

Jim,

May I just draw your attention to Graham's location before pointing out (politely of course) that the standard and widely accepted definition of a Yorkshireman is a Scot with the generosity wrung out of him.

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Post  bigsteve on Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:00 pm

fiona wrote:Jim,

May I just draw your attention to Graham's location before pointing out (politely of course) that the standard and widely accepted definition of a Yorkshireman is a Scot with the generosity wrung out of him.

sorry- we all know edinburgh is in scotland i am not geographically challenged just forgot to add it to my blurb.
however the yorkshire man observation is generally true.
having said that scots are generally known to be careful with their money!!!
but then again i am from Durham so i was sandwiched between both!!!!

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Post  graham walker on Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:01 pm

Fiona,
Thanks for the complement!!!!
A Yorkshireman also has deep pockets and short arms!!!!

Go careful on the hard stuff the night?
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Post  Tony on Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:08 pm

will baddeley wrote:You have left some then? Very Happy

You cut me deep there Will... you cut me deep Sad

BTW happy new year to ya!

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:22 pm

Tony wrote:
will baddeley wrote:You have left some then? Very Happy

You cut me deep there Will... you cut me deep Sad

BTW happy new year to ya!

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I'd just like to thank everyone for the past year of fun and frolics, happy new year to you all Very Happy drunken Very Happy drunken Very Happy drunken Very Happy Sleep

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Post  bigsteve on Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:07 pm

having a drink for you now will!

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Post  bonsaistud on Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:52 am

"...looking after 24 ex prisoners...".

G'day Will...

I thought you did that last month...or was that last year...the ancient mind lets me down now and again...

Best of the new year to you all...

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