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shelagh

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An Epipactis conundrum
« on: July 22, 2014, 07:08:48 PM »
Our E. palustris flowered well this year although it finished before the Tewkesbury Show.  I left the flower stalks on and they began to fatten nicely and I thought great, seed.  Today I gave one seedhead a gentle squeeze to see how it was going and a dozen ants rushed out in all directions.  Is this normal,  I know the ants distribute the seed from the Cyclamen but what are they doing 3ft off the ground in my Epipactis?
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Re: An Epipactis conundrum
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 07:15:00 PM »
Getting the fright of their lives as far as I can tell, Shelagh ....... ::) :-X ;D
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Re: An Epipactis conundrum
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 10:00:29 PM »
No Maggi, that was me :o I'm not very good with little things that move quickly, unless it's grandchildren.
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