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Min club's Y beloved and I went to a nursery in Cheshire last weekend, we left the major roads and drove through the little towns and villages, down country lanes frothing with May blossom and cow parsley and blushing with campions.

PRESTATYN v PORT TALBOT WELSH PREM PLAY-OFF TOMORROW, 2.30PM By DAVE JONES The Cheshire countryside is so pretty and there's nothing quite like a country lane in spring. In my home county of Carmarthenshire the lanes, with their tall flower-filled hedges, are a joy and I spent a lot of time in my youth walking along them. Downhill from the farm was a panoramic view over miles of fields across to Llandyssul, in the other direction the less used lane had grass and dandelions growing in the centre.

PRESTATYN Town chief Neil Gibson will tell his players they are about to participate in the biggest match in the club's history tomorrow.

The Seasiders take on Port Talbot at Bastion Gardens in the semi-final of the Europa League play-offs (2.30pm kick-off). unbeaten league Jones' boasting wins "Those massive especially season a team against Welsh pointed "They aspired and start were "Yes, after them Sunday we need Often I'd find an adder that had met an untimely death under the wheels of the milk lorry that came every day to collect the churns at the end of each farm track.

After their best season yet in the Welsh Premier, Town find themselves just two games away from playing in Europe - not bad for a club which as recently as 2005/06 was still competing in the third-tier Welsh Alliance League.

On the corner of the top road was a ruined cottage which fascinated me. Inside there were traces of paint on the fallen walls and an old fireplace exposed to the elements, an iron chain hanging down waiting for a cooking pot.

The garden was a riot of flowers, some wild like the huge evening primroses with sherbet yellow blooms and dame's violets around the doorway, but there was a rose "Without wishing to be detrimental to the many fine players who have represented this club in the past, third-tier of the pyramid it shows just how far this club tree that wasn't wild. It was deep of the has come."

maroon and many petalled like a can-can dancer's petticoat and the smell was so rosy as to be almost hypnotic; it didn't flower for very long but when it did I always picked a bunch and took them home for my mother.

If Prestatyn overcome the Steelmen they will then clash with either Neath or Aberystwyth Town in the play-off final, but Gibson stressed no-one at Bastion Gardens can afford to think about the next stage yet.

Both my parents loved roses and some of the roses my father grew still bloom there in profusion. having trapped scorer full "has everyone very that available for added. group wouldn't for PRESTATYN Lewis, Stephens, France, "The players were talking about the permutations if we win on Sunday in training this week, but that won't have any relevance unless we beat Port Talbot," he warned.

And that will not be easy, even though Prestatyn are When we moved to the house in the 1950s there was just one rose which grew near the house and it was what I now know to be a Rosa Mundi - a very old rose dating back to at least the time of Elizabeth I; it is a strange deep pink creature splattered with pale pink spots and stripes. My father never found out the name but the last time I visited it was still growing in the same place.

Chester sign and secure EVO-STIK LEAGUE By NEIL TURNER At the nurseries in Cheshire I bought half a dozen rose bushes, one of which is a little purplish rose called Bluenette which will go well with the half dozen taller show-offs from David Austen that have been in my garden for many years. My parents gave me my love of all flowers, particularly roses, but to me none of the highly coloured, high bred roses capture the charm and simplicity of the common dog rose - an awful name for such a beautiful flower. two-Stadium for life Division.

CHESTER last night completed the signing of striker Jamie Rainford from Marine, and secured the services of skipper George Horan with a two-year contract extension.

They grow along the Gyffin stream, some pink, some white. With their delicate perfume they are a delight in early summer and not only that, they leave a legacy of scarlet hips which glow like fairy lights in the autumn sun. The goals season Notts of the Young am targets bring double the The to be another Former Rhyl and Connah's Quay defender Horan, who received the club's Player of the Season accolade last week, was being courted by two Welsh Premier League outfits, but manager Neil Young moved swiftly to agree terms with the 29-year-old.
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