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Oranges Anyone?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:37 pm
by Gerry Bullock
Now this can only be achieved in UK at this time of year and you Gneed to find a Spindle Tree :? not surprised they're not that common. The one I'm aware of is the only one I've seen in my immediate area. More likely to be found as a shrub in someone's garden.
I was somewhat disappointed with shape of seeds as the first ones I removed at site were round so I just collected a pocketful of seed cases. When I opened the rest most were oval and not really looking like oranges.
I leave you to judge:

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:13 pm
by andrew milner
Just looks like a red cross to me Gerry :D (Can't see the picture :roll: )

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:48 pm
by Nick Ellingworth
To be honest they look kinda like pomegranates to me rather than oranges but you've still done a really good job Gerry.

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:58 pm
by Rockley Bottom
Could they be lemons with a new paint job :?: :?:

I have seen some lemons about the size of an orange

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:58 pm
by dr5euss
I was thinking lemon too, Ralph :)

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:42 pm
by Gerry Bullock
Don't know why you can't see it Andrew as it's hosted by :?:
Perhaps Emrys can explain.
I'll not be painting them as I've no use for them. I agree that as yellow lemons they'd probably work.
Now in a box to see what they look like in a month or so :wink: .
Chances are they'll shivel up and end up looking like something totally different :lol:

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:19 am
by Rockley Bottom

I know this may not be in your plans but if you are worried about them(the seeds) changing, you could set some into modelling clay, or blue tack as a load for a box. This you could then cast and produce either plaster or resin ones and then paint them yellow :!: :!: .

Just an idea :wink:


Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:44 am
by andrew milner
I can see the photo now Gerry, don't know why not before! I remember reading on a link from (I think) Pat's threads on veg., using small balls of Fimo rolled on a small file (for the dimples) to make oranges. If you use orange Fimo, no need to paint 8)