Author Topic: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)  (Read 9861 times)

zippy

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Re: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2009, 12:55:46 PM »
I'll get my coat!

...which has been eaten by moths....do spiders have a web site?

they post on threads  or more accurately, they thread on posts ;D ;D

Martin Daughton

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Re: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2009, 05:54:46 PM »
....do spiders have a web site?

Apparently, world wide.

Californeeeya Silks...

Stephen Barstow

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Re: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2009, 07:54:35 PM »
Concerning the question about Bananas not having seeds (now moved to its rightful location), I'm very sorry for not responding earlier, but I've been on tour, gigging at gardening clubs in the innermost parts of Ryfylke (where there's no Manboard) down in the deep southwest of Norway (but still north of our "Northerner" Pete).

Well, there are literally hundreds of types (species) of bananas (in the genus Musa) that do have seeds and our Micky is such a well respected banana expert (and modest chap) that he's not only had a species named after him, Musa johnsii (yes, sadly botanists can't spell), but if you browse down on this page - http://tinyurl.com/yfcqess - you will also see that there's even been a species named after the band, Musa mannsii,  in respect of all the free publicity the band has given to the Musa marketing board over the years.

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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2009, 01:05:30 AM »
"Southern man" can't get that tiny url to work.
Went to the front page, and did a search for Musa. Took ages.. so closed it down. ???
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Stephen Barstow

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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2009, 11:59:57 AM »
Try it again, Pete - took 1 second to come up here...

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« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2009, 04:26:53 PM »
Try it again, Pete - took 1 second to come up here...
..we have download speeds of 1/2 mb/century here in the far southlands.. :(
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« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2009, 08:28:28 PM »
Nick Nation, you?ve got and attack of the phorids. Too much water in your pot. Drove me crazy last year. Honestly. Still crazy!
 
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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2009, 01:57:28 AM »
Try it again, Pete - took 1 second to come up here...
Took 30 seconds to come up with a "broken link" mesage, went to the IPNI homepage (www.ipni.org), and gave up after 2 minutes without it appearing..
I told you it was slow.. We're due for an upgrade in the telephone exchange in 2012, but I'm not holding my breath.. Have to choose very carefully what I download from Dime now.. :(
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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2009, 02:06:52 AM »
I mentioned elsewhere that I had interviewed Dai Rees guitarist in Sassafras a few years back. As the start of the interview has botanical content I'll print an excerpt here:

StEvil: Is it correct that you?ve played in all line-ups of Sassafras?

Dai: Not quite, for the first 3 months the band was a 3-piece. 99% of its life perhaps.

StEvil: I was wondering about the origin of the name of the band ? Sassafras. I know it?s a North American tree. But is there any truth in the rumour that I?ve just started that the name is taken from Winnie the Pooh. I must explain ? I did an Internet search for the words ?Sassafras?  and album title ?Expecting Company? and a quote from Winnie the Pooh came up!

Dai: (Laughs). No, I?m afraid not. Yes, Sassafras is an American tree, the bark of which has a number of medicinal properties. Did you know that the mucilaginous pith from the twigs has been used as a poultice or wash for eye ailments and is also taken internally as a tea for chest, liver and kidney complaints?

StEvil: No, I didn?t. Fascinating. I have a Sassafras tree in my garden???


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Re: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2009, 11:20:32 AM »
Sorry, that should have been Dai Shell, not Dai Rees....

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Re: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2009, 01:13:25 PM »
Nick Nation, you?ve got and attack of the phorids. Too much water in your pot. Drove me crazy last year. Honestly. Still crazy!

Yep, it has improved since I reduced the amount of water to the small plants. Are phorids the same as fungus gnats? Am I showing my ignorance yet again?
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