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Old 03-08-2013, 04:27 AM
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Speaking of Tulips: I've heard you can make good money planting tulips.






You can start by planting your tu lips right here! (hah)
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as a friend of mine who helps me do the flowers at work always says...Daffs for your piano...and Tulips for your organ.

I think he wants Tulips for his organ
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:37 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nObRuim4s8

its a look around my terraced grounds as Spring has now Sprung
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OMG, a gardening thread!!!!!!!! Did I tell you how much I love you, Dave? I have 700+ pictures of my plants in the garden file.

That is a nifty little greenhouse for starting seeds. I speeded the video up even more ;-) I don't have a greenhouse, but I've got the tender plants that have to be schlepped inside every winter down to 4. Good for you to try some propagation.

Neez's greenhouse is amazing, where does she find the time?!?



I will limit myself to 2 pictures, the foliage and blossoms of Trachystemon orientalis, more commonly known as Russian borage. The leaves are huge and fuzzy, the unusual flowers bloom just as the leaves start to emerge. Last fall I divided the mother plant into about a dozen new starts so now it's scattered throughout my different garden areas.
I'm not into gardening but I saw an interesting documentary on Netflix streaming called The Botany of Desire. It is about how human desires for beauty, sweetness, euphoria, etc. have altered plant life over the centuries. It focused on four plants - tulips, potatoes, marijuana, and apples. You might enjoy the part about tulips and the Dutch "tulipomania" economic bubble of the 1630's. They went into some depth about the Semper Augustus tulip variation. I recommend the documentary.



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I'm not into gardening but I saw an interesting documentary on Netflix streaming called The Botany of Desire. It is about how human desires for beauty, sweetness, euphoria, etc. have altered plant life over the centuries. It focused on four plants - tulips, potatoes, marijuana, and apples. You might enjoy the part about tulips and the Dutch "tulipomania" economic bubble of the 1630's. They went into some depth about the Semper Augustus tulip variation. I recommend the documentary.



I've heard of the book, didn't realize they made a documentary about it! I'll check it out. Sounds like the same way our pets have evolved through the different breeds and the attributes that were "desirable". Not always a good thing, for sure. Thanks for the recommendation, PTM!
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You wont believe this...But I just managed, after three years on a waiting list to get an allottment...I shall have videos and stuff in the comming weeks...Mother and I have joint ownership
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiPa26SCsVk

This video shows you Peskey the Blackbird who is nesting near our allotment, in the bushes of the communal area. He is nesting, has a mate, and he likes to try and steal our produce.

it also shows you my attempts at netting brassicas to save them from the pigeons, and a huge red current bush whilst the produce is ripening!
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