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Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:35
TinaTurner wrote (see)

Lorraine, what I like about this Google lark, is being able to pinpoint the street, house, etc, in a particular street.  Old boss, who I fell out with, moved and I checked where he had gone to and, oh, how the mighty had fallen.  Had obviously fallen on hard times.  Aahh.  Couldn't have happened to a nicer person. One of the nouveau riche.

TT - What goes around, comes around - as they say.  

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 07:42

Quite agree with you TT -  I love maps, we've had many family discussions around the dinner table with a globe, map or atlas.  The younger members of the family aren't always so enthusiastic, but usually find they join in after a while.  I often say 'shall I get the atlas' when the question of where a certain place is in the world/country.  Then they groan 'no its ok, Mum, where not that interested', but out comes the atlas anyway.  

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:34

Just been looking where everyone is on the map and I noticed a place in France, between Reims and Metz, called 'Verdun'!  Is there any connection with the place and your avitar Verdun?  

Just mentioned this to OH now he's giving me a potted history of the 'Treaty of Verdun' - typical he would know about it - he's like walking enclylopedia  

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 22:12

Hi all,  I did eventually get myself on the map.  Initially, I found myself in Cornwall, when in actual fact I'm in Cumbria.  Don't know how that happended.  So my apologies if I've knocked someone off the map, but the balloon marker is still there to be edited.

Plant id

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:59

http://www.growsonyou.com/Owdboggy/blog/19624-the-garden-in-may-2012

Think you're right nutcutlet.  The link above shows some photos of someones lovely garden and amoungst them is a picture of Smilacina racemosa.  

Plant id

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 18:44

Just googled 'soloman seal' and came across an image of 'false soloman seal' - looks similar

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTawyOsp-8IxM-NHj2mcl9fUjts3VoWALYMQFyiTjqOlVhT0iNs

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTPW2PUMQ9jufSgGCPpqTjG3c0DNCZ0Zx5RMM7WtPKG--4LKC0FEQ

Callas

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 18:27

Impressive - lovely colours.

Plant id

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 18:21

Mmm . . . I thought that.  Leaves look right  - not seen flowers like that.  A less common variety possibly?  

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 18:18

A happy accident, Andy.  

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:19

Like you cotty, I'm addicted to taking cuttings.  Nature is just fantastic, throwing out new roots and shoots, with relentless determination to survive, resulting in plants for (more or less) for free.  I have cuttings of nemesia, lupins, dahlia, fuschia, euonymous, hebe and cineraria at the moment.  I get a fairly high rate of success with my cuttings but not nearly as successful with seeds, but I'll keep trying. 

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