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Your Plant Username

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Irmemac, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:18 PM.

  1. Irmemac

    Irmemac Gardener

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    Just curious..... if you had to choose a new username that was a plant, what would it be, and why? I would choose Larkspur. I like birds, the colour blue, and I can be a bit spikey at time (I'm sure my husband would confirm this). Also... too much of me can make you feel very unwell :roflol:
     
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    • BeeHappy

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      @Irmemac Great thread idea :dbgrtmb:
      :dunno:Hmmm I'll have to give that question some thought :scratch:
      Be back soon ;)
       
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      Have liked your name choice BUT only part of it :whistle:
      PS: by the way don't agree with the above... AT ALL ...AT ALL... AT ALL :nonofinger:
      No way Hosea!!! ... your far too luvverly :imphrt:
       
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      • toppington

        toppington Tiny garden, always on the cheap!

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        Possibly sea holly, Eryngium. A bit spikey and useless, and can be slow to establish, but it sticks around, and is a bluey-purple colour, and also loves the seaside!
         
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        • strongylodon

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          Some of us already have one!!:smile:
           
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          • Irmemac

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            Like you @toppington sea holly is not useless at all, but a lovely addition to the environment. How are you allotment plans going?
             
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            • Irmemac

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              That's because you are extra smart :blue thumb:.

              Having googled strongylodons, what qualities would you see as having in common, apart from being breathtakingly beautiful...! Full disclosure here: I thought a strongylodon was some kind of dinosaur :doh:
               
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              • toppington

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                Sadly not well! I have caught the flu and the weather is dire so haven't made it up there since I got it yet (end of last week). Hopefully soon though! :)

                Got some garlic in small pots ready to go in whenever I go up there! Need to start planning and working out how much space things take up! :)
                 
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                • Clare G

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                  Ooh-er, how to identify with just one plant? I don't think I can manage that so will just have to go for one that I love, and that also has a nice-sounding name. Vinca: that's a periwinkle, but Periwinkle sounds a little quaint as a user name.

                  Or I have a Victorian gardening book which has some lovely lists of very glamorously and euphoniously named varieties of roses, dahlias, fuchsias etc. One of those would be fun!
                   
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                  • HarryS

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                    Is anyone going to pick MaresTail ? :snorky:
                     
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                      @Clare G, vinca is a lovely plant, and the name suggests strength. However, I definitely think one of the names in your Victorian gardening book would be perfect for you. Something elegant, understated and unique. And of course Ken would need to have a name too....!
                       
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                      • Irmemac

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                        Hope someone picks stinkhorn, corpse flower or viper's bugloss!
                         
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                        • pete

                          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                          Fairly obvious, Metasequoia glyptostroboides.
                          It's so easy to remember.;)

                          Or maybe Ash.:biggrin:
                           
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                            Well a Fern obviously! :rolleyespink: ;) :snorky:
                             
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