Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Tree hugging with Cleve West... UPDATED

The Sock was looking forward to reading Cleve's article Urban Gardner: Feel the Force (sic) in the Independent but for some reason it seems to be about interior design and architecture.

Shurely shome mishtake..?


UPDATE

The article has now been updated (the above link still works) and is very interesting too.
Can the Sock suggest that you all go out and hug a tree today and let her know how it makes you feel and whether it was a Matthew Wilson sized tree (mighty oak?) or a Chris Beardshaw (little acorn) sized tree.

16 comments:

emmat said...

no, cos, like, he was even funny when he was digging potatoes, and that's, like, gardenin', innit?

Arabella Sock said...

Emma! There you are. I thought you might have gone on holiday. It gets very quiet without you.

granro said...

Don't worry, Arabella. I'm sure it's all a big mistake. They've printed someone else's article in error. I expect they'll apologise at a later date.

Arabella Sock said...

Are you sure Granro? I thought maybe Cleve was swatting up on the interior design so that should 'Home Front in the Garden' ever be started up again he could present it and fulfil both the LLB and Diarmuid roles in one! In fact that is just the best idea ever!

Victoria said...

Cleve's column is now in its rightful slot online. (And Gardener, as in Urban Gardener, is now spelt correctly). Many apologies on behalf of my website colleagues.

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granro said...

Do you know, I'm quite sad it wasn't Cleve. I thought we might have been given a little peek into a previously unexplored part of his brain! (Unexplored by us, that is!)

Arabella Sock said...

Sorry - deleted my own post last night because I was burbling (just in case anyone thought the deleted post was rude!).

Well done Victoria and no apologies needed from anyone - I have read two articles for the price of one and greatly increased my knowledge!

Obelixx said...

You'd have to be careful picking a tree to hug wouldn't you? My toothache tree could give anyone a decent skewering - very big thorns - and lots of people are allergic to some conifers.

I'm sure my silver birch and southern beech would love a cuddle though as I've recently lifted their canopies and I suspect they're feeling wounded.

granro said...

I'd rather hug James A-S.

I think he might be a silver birch, don't you?

Crusty Bedsocks said...

I actually hug trees quite often, mostly unintentional while walking the dogs on leads and they go either side of one! There is a big Oak tree near to my house whoichfrom now on will be named Darce!

I think JAS is more like this Granro , colourful, smooth, glossy and all year interest!

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/images/prunus_serrula.jpg

granro said...

Possibly, but then as I was thinking about the impression he gives the term 'willowy' sprang to mind. Not a weeping willow, a cricket bat willow. Upright, yet graceful.

Arabella Sock said...

Ooh yes Crusty and add stylish to your list too. I think perhaps more strokeable than huggable though.

Granro silver birch are unfortunately one of the trees people are most likely to be allergic to. So they are out of the hugging list for me!

granro said...

It would decrease the competition for me though!

cw said...

Hi folks just back from holiday and investigating my father's disappointment not to see his father's name in print so thanks Arabella for clearing this up for me...I shall let him know immediately...although come to think of it serves him right for not buying the paper!

Arabella Sock said...

Hi Cleve

Team Sock is always happy to assist!

I thought when I saw your name that you had come to complain about
J AS's comment about your judging pants. He really is very naughty.