Friday, July 29, 2016

This week's flowers

Well, this week's flowers did not last for this week. The following week they were replaced by more this week's flowers, which did seem to last almost long enough to be this week's flowers, by Friday night. Except we are not here on this Friday night of This Week's Flowers, so I am not entirely sure about this week's This Week's Flowers.



I love Iris almost as much as I love Roses. I love Ivy too, by you have to be careful with Ivy. She can get away from you and reproduce very quickly. Fellas, if a lass tells you her name is Ivy, be alert and alarmed. Ivy out of control can be a miserable experience.

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  1. ANDREW my favourite flowers are red roses

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    1. Gosia, I mostly like old roses, with lots of scent.

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  2. A rose without scent is a travesty. Love your iris and am watching ours in the garden with anticipation.
    Ivy does have plans for world domination.

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    1. Indeed she does, EC. I have seen her go bush too, where she is a real pest.

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  3. Talking of girls' names, I once tracked how names are hugely popular one generation then look old fashioned by the time their daughters and granddaughters are born. In Edwardian Australia, the most popular names were Ethel, Amy, Ida, Mary, Myrtle, Charlotte, Elsie, Eva, Florence and Grace. Ivy didn't quite make the top 10.

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    1. Hels, a few of those names can be found among my blog mates. Every one of those names ha xv have been in my family and an unlawful recently named her baby Grace and another, Ernie.

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  4. Lovely Irises.
    my genealogy studies have seen whole historic families with girls named Hazel, Ivy, Myrtle and the usual flower names Daphne, Hyacinth and Primrose but topped by PANSY of course.
    Never waste $$ on tulips for a vase at home as the second they get warm the petals drop. they have to be cold.

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    1. All lovely names, Annie. Remember Primrose Potter? We learnt about tulips years ago.

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  5. oh I forgot Daisy, Violet [room for a pony] and Hyacinth Bouquet [pron. Bucket].
    Poppy. Lily, Marigold, Heather. and BINDI - it's a weed I think.

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    1. There were four sisters. One is missing. Oh yes, who could forget Rose.

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  6. It's the time of year when flowers don't last long. They're probably hot house flowers, kept alive under controlled conditions, so when they are taken into normal atmosphere they die off pretty quick.
    Two more flower names, Veronica and Jade.

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    1. River, the heating kills them off quite quickly. I should rename this post to girls with flower names.

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  7. This weeks flowers? Does that mean you have flowers every week. How nice. I love flowers but you know who reckons they are a waste of money because they die. Anyway I have heaps in the garden.

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    1. Yes Diane. Usually costing between $7 and $10, they are paid for out of the food budget, but we don't eat them.

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  8. You don't have to tell me about ivy Andrew, I've been wrestling with ivy all afternoon, ivy won 😃 I'm quite fond of tulips at this time of year, they're quite reasonable in price, ten dollars for six, the thing is as the week proceeds they kind of turn quite sculptural as they get past their best, drooping with a certain grace 😃😃

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    1. Grace, it is good to find grace in decay. When we have tried tulips, individually they fail at very different rates.

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  9. You're being funny about Ivy and I did laugh!

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    1. Pleased to amuse, Strayer.

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  10. ooh yes I love irises too. I got a bunch of freesias a week or so ago, they're my favourites (only the ones that have a perfume)

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    1. And Fen, I hear your local park is full of iris.

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    2. Scentless freesias are not worth Alex spraying on. Who invented them?

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