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Poinsettas..........love them or?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BelleDuJour, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I can't stand them but fortunately I'm very good at killing them off.
    I can tolerate the white ones but the red ones are the work of the devil's gardener.
  2. v12


    Harsh words!
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    nutella adores them...she'll be upset at this thread!
  4. Is anyone capable of keeping them alive? airy??
  5. slippeddisc

    slippeddisc New commenter

    Hate them. I just can't keep them alive. I once left one in my classroom for a weekend...perfectly healthy on Friday, completely dead on Monday morning. Got one once from a child for xmas and he wrapped it up bless him. I didn't know what it was so I opened it on xmas morning (a week after getting it) and it was a complete gonner!
  6. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Result! [​IMG]
  7. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Then I shall send her any I am given...........................if I don't kill them first!
  8. Yes, me! I've got one that I gave my Grandma two Christmasses ago that is still going strong. I see to have got the knack of getting a few red leaves on it by confusing it with light/dark.
    I only got it because my Gran had Macular Degeneration and could only see colours and strong shapes - poinsettias were ideal. Now I cling onto that flippin' pot plant as though it's got more meaning than it ought. What a weirdo I am.
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    She'd be thrilled!
  10. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    Love em, especially the red ones. Have one in my house every year, this year Ive even managed to keep last year's alive.
  11. Love them! I don't try to keep them alive much past January, I just regard them in the same light as a bunch of cut flowers, but they brighten up the house. Poinsettias = Christmas!
  12. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I love them. Like Cosmos I just get one a year for the Christmas season. I have a special Christmas bowl and pick one up from the supermarket each year. They have always lasted a month or so.
    They make a lovely bright and natural table decoration.
  13. inq


    Don't like them but they die as soon as I look at them [​IMG]
  14. Love them. Remind me of mum.
    I have one every year - brings a smile to my face everytime I look at it.
  15. I think theyre beautiful but read somewhere they're poisonous to cats and as I have 3 little bundles of fur that will eat anything im too worried to have one!
  16. Love them, they are so Christmassy.
    Can't keep them alive though.
  17. I don't really have an opinion on them, but... my wedding dress had poinsetta prints on it! Pale silver and pink ones. Nicer than it sounds...
  18. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    Every year OH says "I suppose you're getting one of those dead plants!"
    Love them ...Christmas = poinsetta
  19. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, just look back at her thread about them last year . . .
    In the Canaries, where Norwegian Spruce is in short supply, they use them to make Christmas trees.
    Love'em, just love'em!
    (And while I've got your attention, just look at this enquiry that I've just had on my JobSeekers' Forum: https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/536373.aspx )
    Best wishes - and may your Christmas be full of red-bracted plants.
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
  20. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    If we all sent our unwanted poinsettias to nutella she, too, could have a splendid Christmas tree just like that!

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