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Discussion in 'Personal' started by daddyorchips, Dec 22, 2004.
I didn't think they were distressing. In fact I found them rather educational.
If you are all Sitting Comfortably :
Today's plant is............
Pedunculate Water-starwort ( Callitriche brutia )
Newts love it !!
Today's Letter in The Meaning of Flowers is C:
?CALLA LILY Magnificent beauty
?CALYCANTHUS Benevolence, offside
?CAMELLIA (Red) Unpretending excellence,innate
warmth, alas my poor heart
?CAMELLIA (White) Perfected loveliness, without
blemish, environmental watchdog
?CHAMOMILE Energy in adversity
?CANDYTUFT Indifference, additives
?CANTERBURY BELLS Gratitude, acknowledgement,
?CARNATION Fidelity, love, safety measures
?CARNATION PINK Woman's love
?CATALPA Beware of the coquette
?CATCHFLY Pretended love, snare,
unchanging friendship, low fat
?CATTLEYA Matronly grace, mature charms
?CEDAR I live but for thee, think of me
?CELANDINE Joys to come, woe is me
?CENTAURY Delicacy, runs aplenty
?CEREUS (night-blooming) Transient beauty
?CHERRY-BLOSSOM Spiritual beauty
?CHESTNUT-BLOSSOM Do me justice, get a life
?CHICKWEED Give an account of yourself, rendezvous
?CHRYSANTHEMUM (Chinese) Loveliness and cheerfulness
?CHRYSANTHEMUM (red) I love
?CHRYSANTHEMUM (white) Truth, strewth
?CINERARIA Always delighted
?CISTUS Popular favour
?CITRON natured beauty, lemon entry
?CLEMATIS (evergreen) Poverty
?CLEMATIS Mental Beauty
?CLIANTHUS -Self-seeking, worldliness
?CLOVER (four-leafed) Be mine, eat in
?CLOVER (white) Think of me
?CLOVES Dignity, takeaway
?COLTSFOOT Justice shall be done, i will be back
?CORCHORUS Return quickly
?COREOPSIS Always cheerful, fixed grin
?CORIANDER Hidden worth
?CORN-COCKLE Peerless and proud
?CORNEL Success crowned you, totally organic
?CORNFLOWER Delicacy, refinement
?COWSLIP Comeliness, winning grace,
you are my divinity
?CRABAPPLE-BLOSSOM Irritability, tax return
?CRANBERRY Cure for heartache
?CREEPING CEREUS Modest genius, i do my best
?CRESS Power, stability
?CROCUS Abuse not, gladness, mirth
?CROWN IMPERIAL Arrogance, majesty, pride of birth
?CURRANT Your frown will destroy me,
?CUSCUTA Meanness, no trainers or workboots
?CYPRESS Despair, mourning, get out more
Time to trim back all the old foliage on your helleborus orientalis, then you can enjoy the flowers and reduce the risk of fungal attack.
Something is going to attack my Lucky Bamboo? OH NO ITS NOT!
*gets out carving knife and stands guard*
The pain has finally begun to recede, thanks for the home brewed plonk, but remind me next time to line my stomach with more absorbent lagging.
I feel like a wilting, trodden upon weed, squished by self indulgence.
*blows on chapped, gnarled fingers*
Welcome back to The Shed
Hopefully your alcohol levels have now returned to legal...
"mixu" i think you are being over-protective with your bamboo.
give it some space so it can stand on its own two feet. as it were.
Today's fungus is Chinese Whispers ( Morchella Conica )
Its tonic & digestive properties make it an ideal snack for those of us who overdid it recently ( you know who i mean, G******s )
Today's letter in The Meaning of Flowers is D:·
DAHLIA Elegance and dignity, forever thine·
DAISY (coloured) Beauty·
DAISY (Michaelmas) Farewell, hasta la vista
DAISY (white wild) I will think of it·
DAISY Innocence, slightly dim
DANDELION Coquetry, love's oracle·
DAPHNE Fame, glory, tiebreak
DEW-PLANT Serenade, fog
DIOSMA Your simple elegance charms me·
DITTANY OF CRETE (white) Passion, tollbooth
DOCK Patience, playstation
DODDER OF THYME Baseness·
DOGROSE Pleasure, split capital
DOGWOOD Forgetfulness, love undiminished by adverbs
*puts knife away* *slinks off*
Lucky Bamboo still alive! What I want to know is how is it still alive? This is new to me!
Welcome to The Shed
Today's letter is E:
EGLANTINE Genius, I wound to heal, poetry, talent
ELDER Compassion, zealousness
ESCHSCHOLTZIA Do not refuse me
EYEBRIGHT Cheer up, get them off
ENNEL Strength, worthy of praise
Not many for E !! Eschscholtzia is very very difficult to spell
Plant your bulbs to make words...then you can send messages to pilots flying over your garden
Too late bulbs planted! Lucky B still living!
Not so good with money plant all the leaves have started falling off! I know I spent a lot at christmas but,,,,,,,
Thankyou for that "mixu" :
here is a picture of Lunaria Annua
aka Money Plant, Moonwort, Moonpenny, Chip & Pin etc:
The dried seed pods make attractive skateboards for gerbils
Sorry about that the page size suddenly swelled
Wow - love the colour!
is yours a different colour "mixu" ?
Daddy can you help me? The "front garden" leading up to my miserable hovel(think Coronation Street) is a sort of gravely mess featuring a large nearly dead conifer and some ivy.Hardly the most welcoming scene.
It's north facing and is crying out for your talent.
Welcome to The Shed "prontoprint"....
Although the garden faces north you can actually place the flowers so they face south.
You can make the conifer into an attractive feature by placing gnomes in its branches ...action men are another possibility
Why not buy a Bigmouth Billy Bass or similar...stick it in the tree to welcome visitors as they approach your dwelling.
Now we come to the ivy ( Hedera Schmedera ):
i suggest you spray it gold to give an upmarket look to your garden
Finally gravel...hello ? this year everyone is putting sand on their garden to get that Lawrence of Arabia ambiance
Good luck !!
Just thought I would let you know that I am sitting up keeping my plants company just in case the get lonely during the night - do you think this is the right thing to do?
Your avid fan xx
Welcome back to The Shed....
It is heartwarming to know that you are "always there" for your plants. Whether they need help right through the night is not for me to say.
Why not put the plants in your bed then you would not have to sit up with them ?
Cheers Daddy some excellent advice there.I was thinking of getting rid of the conifer and replacing it with pampas grass,you know a 70's cheese and pineapple on sticks theme.
I can see your ideas involving action men and singing fish would entice more visitors to my garden.
Today's letter in The Meaning of Flowers if F:
FERN Fascination, magic, sincerity
FIG Argument, I keep my secret
FIR Time, wris****ch
FLAX Domestic industry, fate, I feel your kindness
FLEUR-DE-LIS Message, answerphone
FLOWER-OF-AN-HOUR Delicate beauty
FLOWERING ALMOND Hope
FORGET-ME-NOT Constancy, true love
FOUR-LEAFED CLOVER Be mine
FOUR-O'CLOCK Timidity, tiffin time
FOXGLOVE Insincerity, stateliness, youth
FOXTAIL GRASS Sporting, game of two halves
FUCHSIA Confiding love
FUMITORY Spleen, tripe
Today's Speciality Plants : Lichens
These are increasingly popular with city dwellers...
they can actually be grown on the walls of any damp area of your house
Check out these cuties:
i have some Placopsis Gelida growing in my fridge !!
i'm glad that you liked my suggestions...why not have Pampas Grass ( Nololacrimans Argentinensis )
AND a conifer
i predict that 1970's retro will be IN in 2005 !!
Why not have some WOODY shrubs and a BAY tree to celebrate the Rollers ?