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Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 13:22

The Cherry Tree Carol

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 13:20

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 13:11

We've been to town to arrange the printing of the Carol Service booklets, get some gas, printer ink and fruit and veg. But before we went I let the horses into the winter paddock, which they found very exciting, even 27 yr old Archie galloped about.

Was -4° and frosty again this morning.

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 12:54

All the good ones have gone!

"See Him lying on a bed of Straw"        -    Straw = wheat, oats.

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:11

Now I've thought more and I agree about vinca and lamium, they've tried to take over here too, but they are OK in the right place. I love bluebells, but in the woods not the garden. And I actually agree with Verdun about crocuses. I once planted 400 here, but I don't think they like the hot dry summer and they all died after a few years. They flower such a short time and they need sun to open properly at an unsunny time of year.

Also, Jo reminded me on another thread (or was it this one?) that I don't like don't like Helleborus foetidus, the stinking hellebore. I've read on a site about them "All parts of the plant are poisonous, causing violent vomiting and delirium" and I think they are ugly.

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:03

Thank you Wonky, glad you liked mine. I always have a real one but nowadays a cut one, which is why I don't do it yet. In the past I had trees with roots and I planted them in the garden. Good thing it's a big garden as I now have 5 giant trees!


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 16:58

Good luck to Mr and Mrs Chicky and Wonky.

Internet disappeared after breakfast not to be seen again until this afternoon so I went to see Son 2, the dentist (but he was off work, baby sitting) and 2 baby grandsons. We went and looked round the market. Normally I avoid market day in Périgueux, especially before Christmas, nowhere to park and masses of traffic. It was like that today, but lovely to see son and grandsons. Took over an hour to get home instead of 25 mins.

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 16:45

Didn't know it was called that, Jo. So I looked it up and so it is! The site I saw said "All parts of the plant are poisonous, causing violent vomiting and delirium." Like it even less now! Sorry.

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 09:13

Thought of something I hate as Jo posted a pic on a current thread. It's Helleborus foetidus - find it really ugly.

Green flowers

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 09:07

I really don't like that Hellebore above, I find it really ugly. When there was a thread about plants you don't like recently I forgot about that one. I dug mine up.

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