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Re: Wild bulbous plants
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2007, 09:16:17 PM »
....And East Lancashire on the way home please Rafa....?
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Re: Wild bulbous plants
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2007, 09:47:41 PM »
Join the waiting list, Diane!

I thought maybe we could join together to make it a park.

I visited an area on a farm in South Africa that IBSA, the Indigenous Bulb Growers
of South Africa, pays to have protected. 
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Re: Wild bulbous plants
« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2007, 10:01:55 PM »
HAHAHHAHA ;D I 'll take this for a great compliment, but to me it's already a great effort to reply in english... I could imagine myself giving a lecture like a Sioux Chief.

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Re: Wild bulbous plants
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2007, 10:14:23 PM »
But, Rafa, doesn't your wife speak English? You could both come and she could give your speech to your photos!  :D


Diane, what a fine idea! Rafa Natural Park 8)
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Re: Wild bulbous plants
« Reply #64 on: October 09, 2007, 10:29:33 PM »
You got in very quickly Maggi.....I was going to say to Rafa; 'HOW'.....?
...but then realised that a native American joke like that may not be easily recognised as such in Spain (or Aberdeen for that matter)!   :D 
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Re: Wild bulbous plants
« Reply #65 on: October 09, 2007, 10:43:01 PM »
Rafa your English is much better than my Spanish that I should be able to speak because my mother is/was Spanish speaking until she came here in the 50s
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Re: Wild bulbous plants
« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2007, 10:48:35 PM »
All Rafa needs is a translator, but it must be one who is interested in
plants.

I attended a study weekend in the U.S. where several of the speakers
did not speak English.  The organizers had engaged translators for
them.

The translator for the Chinese botanist was a young student who did not know
much about plants.  We could understand the botanist's Latin names, but
all the student said of each plant was that it was used for medicine. Not very
useful for those of us who wanted to grow them.

The translator for the Japanese lecturer was very good - a Canadian anthropology
professor who was interested in plants, and therefore was able to make his
translation very interesting and useful.  He was asked to be the translator for
 the Chinese botanist's second lecture, and what an amazing difference it made.  
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Re: Wild bulbous plants
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2007, 11:43:46 PM »
More fabulous photos Rafa, thanks as always.
The gallery of pictures that you have is certainly worthy of sharing with a much wider audience.  I am sure that these pictures (and your great knowledge if the local plants) could be used to help fund your purchase of that special field.  If you want an English collaborator I would be happy to help .... my wife does speak a little Spanish :)

 


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