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Flower blooms once in 40 years - & then dies


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:32 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

Gardeners must be patient as they wait for their carefully-nurtured plants to flower. But few will have faced quite the wait endured by staff at the Royal Botanic Gardens, at Kew, where a plant has flowered for the first time after almost 40 years.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:35 PM

Same thing happened to me!


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:18 PM

Bit disappointed it's green, like the rest of the plant....:unsure:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:44 AM

View PostMistydawn, on 18 March 2012 - 04:18 PM, said:

Bit disappointed it's green, like the rest of the plant....:unsure:
That's what I was thinking! Sh!t flower...  <_<

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

they make great dijeridos, but cutting them down is a pain... they have this sap that stings when it hits skin and is hard to get off.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

Meh.... not worth it. I'll stick to my lilies and moon-flowers, thanks.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

I wouldn't want that in my garden no way! Not growing taller for years... knowing my luck i would mow it over not really thinking!


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:53 AM

The desert alternative to the fir tree -- the shorter century plant stalks, when dried, can be cut, decorated, and used as Christmas trees.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:30 AM

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they make great dijeridos, but cutting them down is a pain... they have this sap that stings when it hits skin and is hard to get off.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:40 AM

disapointed





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