Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:00
Thank you so much for starting this thread. It is so nice when one hears favourable comments. Since I joined the forum. I have seen it grow and grow. Then due to the instigation of some members. A jovial enviroment has come about. Rather than sitting waiting for the next, Plant ID please. It truly is so fantastic that we have joined together as an on-line family. As I have mentioned before. Out of all the trades and professions. It is seldom heard, where a gardener or garden lover, critisizes another plot. OK we might offer advice, but that's it. Might I be bold and honest here? I am so pleased to be a subscriber. OK perhaps I have the occasional extra tit bit to offer. Close to 75yrs of age. I am so greatful that my mind is still active, and I can share what I have with other like minded friends. Believe it or not. Mike is now studying plant pathology. I wonder, jokingly of course, if one day before the lights go out. I might have to change by calling card to. Prof. Michael Allen. In your dreams mate.
Looking back over this thread. Believe me. I am on cloud 99. It has become so popular. Thanks for all the quotes likening me to Yew trees, Oak trees, Sage and Bearded lilies. Thank you. Now can I be allowed to exercise a bit of poetic license. Us oldies seem at times to get away with who-knows-what. My life with Val amounted to one woman one man. Now I am on my own. Amanda and the kids often say, when we go out for a meal. Dad. Grandpa. There you go again. Chatting up the waitress or nurse. Naughty but nice. So here on this forum. Might this old B***** do a bit of flirting. After all said and done. I think the medics have proclaimed me harmless, much like the statue of Apollos. On a congregation tour at the British Museum. A friend, now sadly passed away. He had a similar dry sense of humour like me. Striding up the satirs, many of us heard him say. Poor old Apollas. He's harmless. The statue of Apollos, depicted him in all his natural birthday suit. He had at least one arm missing. Then glancing downwards. Hey! these ancients reall did like to 'show all' Half of his watsit was missing. So yes. Harmless or armless.
Now back to the thread. O/L and the snapdragon. Antirrinum. Please take this in good humour. I wonder. If I were to squeeze your sides, as we have all done with Bunny Rabbits. Tell me. Would you blush such a bright colour as in the piccies, and would you be forced to part your lips. This afterall said and done, is exactly what the flower does. Just a bit of banter O/L.