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Taxonomists and name changes

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 18:13

I dunno - what about all those German miscanthus and heleniiums.  Butterpat would be a good one for you but I may just have to find some Dunkle Pracht.  Wonderful name.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 18:10

FG - another fabulous photo.

Pdoc - your BH couldn't possibly be a teeny bit stressed about you and your situation!!!  I would be if my OH got seriously ill and would want him to fight it and not feel sorry for himself.   Stress or fools at work will just be icing on the cake for her.   Glad you are better for a long sleep.  Onwards and upwards.

OH is watching recorded rugby.  First England and now Wales.  I'm off to cook.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 18:05

She is 47 but doesn't look or behave it and is a DJ and has also been a kids' TV presenter as well as a former competitor in SCD so she's in a strong position to present ITT as she knows what the celebs are experiencing, knows a lot of the professionals and is good at hamming up excitement levels.   I expect she's also encouraged, if not required, by the producers and director to be excitable and the whole show is OTT, not just her.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 16:53

Have a very good sleep and then a lovely time visiting Chicklet and her new surroundings.  Lots of fun to be had.  I love my Kindle too.

It's been a murky afternoon here.  OH took the dogs for a run on the beach which was deserted apart from a few kite surfers and one other brave couple with a boxer, also off lead.   Bonzo played and raced all over with him and then they ran rings round Rasta which is amazing.  Normally he's manic when there are other dogs, especially when he's on the lead.  Progress!    Both dogs now flolopped on a sofa fast asleep.

I stayed behind to pot up some stuff for the plant swap tomorrow.  Need to make us a picnic lunch while dinner's cooking tonight.  Crispy, sticky spare ribs with loads of veggie stir fry.

Hosta, be careful what you say in front of managers or they'll have you managing rostas!

Last edited: 11 November 2017 16:54:24

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 16:46

Bright clothing!  She's usually in funereal black every day.

We like ITT for the choreography and technique analysis.   Helps us with our own dancing which is strictly amateur at one hour of group class a week but we love it.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 16:41

Gardening club plant swap tomorrow so I have potted up some spares.  Not a lot as this is a new garden and most of my treasures are still in pots after the move because we're in our 16 month of well below average rainfall and can't make their new beds yet. 

Despite that, the acidanthera, white chives and ginger mint have happily increased enough to be divided with some to spare and there are enough sternbergia lutea in the garden for me to spare some - autumn daffs and very lovely.  I took cuttings of other stuff but they won't be ready till the spring swap.

Taxonomists and name changes

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 16:30

I can see the point of some name changes - especially now I'm gardening in French with their common names to deal with tho, being more collectors than gardeners my new gardening friends trip botanical names with surprising ease and frequency tho still the old ones sometimes.  Persicaria is still polygonum to many of them.   Nor do they call tender geraniums pelargoniums yet.   Their common names are unfathomable to me.  eg Ancolie for aquilegia.

I'm just surprised that this particular change hasn't come up earlier.  Didn't Carol extol the virtues of sedum Autumn Joy on GW recently?  No mention of a botanical name change.

Like you Nut, I can't keep up.

Taxonomists and name changes

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 14:35

How come it's never been mentioned before then Fidget.  Haven't spotted it here or on GW or Beechgrove........

That new name for ice plants sounds very unfortunate.

Taxonomists and name changes

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 14:19

I know taxonomists use DNA now to re-assign plants to the correct group or invent new classifications and have been known to mess with favourites such as chrysanthemum at their peril but when did this happen?


Sedum anyone?

What on earth!!!!

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 13:56

Reduce the size of the photo as there is a limit here then use the camera icon top right of the box to load your pic.

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