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Lancashire, Yorkshire and, um, Pink

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The War of the Roses, as represented on the windowsill.
6th Jul 2005, 23:38   | tags:

bronxelf says:

wouldnt the pink be the combination of the two?

6th Jul 2005, 23:39

Helen says:

Well, yes, but it's not quite a Tudor rose, as that has a mixture of red and white petals. Not all that practical horticulturally.

6th Jul 2005, 23:40

bronxelf says:

details, details...

6th Jul 2005, 23:41

fight! fight! fight! fight!

6th Jul 2005, 23:42

Shoes says:

ooo bet they smell nice, they look like they're from an english country ga-ar-den :) ...ones from the shops dont seem to have a perfume any more.....

6th Jul 2005, 23:43

Helen says:

Here is what Wikipedia has to say.

6th Jul 2005, 23:45

Helen says:

The pink and white smell nice, but the Lancashire ones are rubbish (patio climbing rose).

6th Jul 2005, 23:46

bronxelf says:

Shoes- ones from the shops generally dont. I used to grow roses and learned that most long-stemmed shop roses are bred for straight stems and fewer thorns, but scent is sacrificed

6th Jul 2005, 23:47

Helen says:

And on our 20 pence piece...

6th Jul 2005, 23:48

Shoes says:

yea, 'tis a shame me thinks.

Edit: about the scent like

6th Jul 2005, 23:49

bronxelf says:

You can get highly scented ones here, if you know where to look. :)

6th Jul 2005, 23:51

McN says:

For anyone from other counties ffeeling left out, there are a whole load of ground cover roses called the County Series;

6th Jul 2005, 23:57

Helen says:

And the example rose is quite close to a Tudor rose.

7th Jul 2005, 00:02

bronxelf says:

Do you have county and/or city flags as well? I know most cities in the US don't, but NYC has its own flag, and all states have their own flag.

7th Jul 2005, 00:03

Helen says:

We have the shield for the City of Manchester on our living room wall.

(It's a replica, not the real thing, taken from a post on the borders of Manchester, oh no.)

7th Jul 2005, 00:06

bronxelf says:

For YEARS I wanted to figure out a way to steal a sign that hung over the Major Deegan Expressway that said "City of New York". I never did, and now the sign is gone. :(

7th Jul 2005, 00:09

Helen says:

There is a Yorkshire Flag.

And Yorkshire Day is August 1st.

7th Jul 2005, 00:11

Helen says:

Someone obviously figured it out : (

7th Jul 2005, 00:12

McN says:

You would like the coat of arms for Essex, it features 3 short, curved swords known as Seaxes; tried to paste a pic here but failed miserably : (

7th Jul 2005, 00:12

bronxelf says:


The NY state flag is almost entirely blue, removing the more typical red/white/blue combinations. After 9/11 when most people scrambled for US flags I went and got NY state and NYC flags.

New York State Flag

NYC flag.

7th Jul 2005, 00:12

McN says:

7th Jul 2005, 00:20

bronxelf says:

The Yorkshire flag is pretty! I have to take a photo of the Blue Secession Flag. *EG*

7th Jul 2005, 00:22

bronxelf says:

McN- Wow! Cool! :D

7th Jul 2005, 00:23

Helen says:

Oh, I like the NYC flag.

7th Jul 2005, 00:30

McN says:

7th Jul 2005, 00:32

beth says:

i like the essex coat of arms too

7th Jul 2005, 00:44