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Author Topic: Mysterious Spikes  (Read 7037 times)

Maggi Young

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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2007, 09:14:34 PM »
Lesley, I take it all back, you are an openminded, evenhanded soul ! and as for this:
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your 1000th is rapidly approaching. What do you fancy?
since you are good enough to ask, I'd quite like something rich and meaty to welcome Lily and wish Cain good health......rough chicken liver pate, perhaps ?
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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2007, 05:44:06 AM »
I do forgive Lesley too Maggi, when she sents me that 1001 cake. No i had forgiven Lesley already because she looks like my mother(true), and my mother can say everything, not that i do something with it but so.

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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2007, 07:57:59 AM »
I see a new moniker appearing for Lesley:

Cake maker in chief
& mother to the forum members.

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Lesley Cox

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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2007, 08:21:57 AM »
Oh God, I don't think I can live up to that one. Though I already think of myself as a sort of extra (and totally un-necessary) mum to Thomas and Tim and surrogate gran' to their children, so why not Gerard too. Welcome to the family Gerard. But NOT in my atavar please Maggi!
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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2007, 06:07:27 PM »
Maybe we should call them Alien Snowdrops, like Mr Spock said to Captain Kirk "it's life Jim but not as we know it, not as we know it".

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« Last Edit: March 11, 2007, 10:36:18 PM by Maggi Young »

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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2007, 07:33:08 PM »
Here is a picture of a spike i found today, it's very small and i have to agree with Maggi and Lesli this time, this one is not that good looking.

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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2007, 07:39:52 PM »
also interesting is the split spathe

Here is one from a garden I was in today. The flowers look sideways and up. It looks better than 'Blewbury Tart'
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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2007, 07:44:18 PM »
Looks very good that one, lets hope it appears the same next year.

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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2007, 08:30:40 PM »
That one is fun, Mark. Looks like a skirt being blown in the wind, very Marilyn Monroe!
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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2007, 10:32:35 PM »
It's been forwarded to see if it's maybe worth putting a name to
« Last Edit: March 11, 2007, 10:35:57 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Mysterious Spikes
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2007, 07:55:16 AM »
I think you have seen this before Mark, a extra petal coming out of the spathe.

 


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