A little bit of sunshine.

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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by el48tel » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:41 am

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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by Pattock » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:32 am

FredG wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:18 pm
Have another :razz:

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That (and the previous mention of fragrance) took me back to my childhood. I had a Faucaria when I was a teeenager. The flower looked similar and smelled strongly of artificial banana. Lovely little thing.
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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by el48tel » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:57 pm

Pattock wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:32 am
FredG wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:18 pm
Have another :razz:

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That (and the previous mention of fragrance) took me back to my childhood. I had a Faucaria when I was a teeenager. The flower looked similar and smelled strongly of artificial banana. Lovely little thing.
I HATE banana but LOVE banana flavour. That makes me want this plant .... expletive .... expletive ..... expletive.
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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by Pattock » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:41 pm

The one I had was sold as Faucaria tigrina but I suspected it was not, even in my innocent uncynical youth. Bought at Keymarket supermarket which had a little garden section.
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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by FredG » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:36 pm

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by Pattock » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:23 pm

FredG wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:36 pm
Sorry, couldn't resist.

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A couple of decades ago, I used to have a small lawn that was just dandelions with a few daisies in between. The most spectacular display, first of solid gold then of solid silver. The bees loved it, of course. The rest of the year it was a beautiful emerald green and so easy to care for. I passed the road a few years ago and saw that the new owner had asphalted the entire back yard except for a strip of traditionally boring lawn.
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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by el48tel » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:51 pm

FredG wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:36 pm
Sorry, couldn't resist.

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:grin:
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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by FredG » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:41 pm

:smile:

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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by el48tel » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:39 pm

I have Mesembs seeds now germinated. And I have hopes.
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Re: A little bit of sunshine.

Post by FredG » Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:08 pm

el48tel wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:39 pm
I have Mesembs seeds now germinated. And I have hopes.


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