Did you know that A cappella [a kapˈpɛlla] is Italian for “in the manner of the chapel”?

This week I became a bitr of an experet on horticulture 🙂

Following up on the track ” A good year for the roses” by Elvis Costello I learnt that the best growing conditions for roses are a mild winter followed by a cool spring. They don’t like to be hurried and if it’s too hot it puts plants under too much pressure to grow quickly.



Ace Of Base – All That She Wants
Village people – Can’t Stop The Music
Adam & The Ants – Goody Two Shoes
Yazoo – Only You
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
ABBA – The Winner Takes It All
Paloma Faith – Upside Down
David Gray – Babylon
Dido – White Flag
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know
Suzi Quatro – Devil Gate Drive
The Isley Brothers – Harvest For The World
Elvis Costello – A Good Year For The Roses
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy
Emma Bunton – Take My Breath Away
Shania Twain – That Don’t Impress Me Much
Sheryl Crow -All I Wanna Do
Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin
Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack – Tonight I Celebrate My Love
Scorpions – Wind Of Change
Seal – Kiss From A Rose
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Neil Diamond – Cracklin’ Rosie
Ronan Keating – If Tomorrow Never Comes
Simple Minds – Promised You a Miracle
Queen – We Will Rock You