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In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
(January 23, 2014 at 8:33 am)Kayenneh Wrote:
(January 23, 2014 at 8:18 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: So sorry Kayenneh, I spent 5 years doing Horticulture and it was drummed into us that common names were taboo! "You want to name something...then use the botanical name and that way no one will get confused"

Actually, when one thinks a bit about it all, not unlike yourself with your pharmacological knowledge?

Oh, it's quite alright, today I learned something new! Clap Clap
And yeah, I guess it's exactly the same as pharmacological terminology.

That is my understanding. Using a "common name" can get you into all sorts of trouble especially in pharmacology.

Funny, I told the Developers that I wanted to plant a Birch in the front "Yard" they thought I was talking about a Beech (Fagus sp) or Alder (Alnus sp) ...both of which are no-nos for Australia close to architecture.

Hopefully this little one will become my Macro-Bonsai and provide some much needed shade for our bedroom Big Grin
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
(January 23, 2014 at 8:42 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: Hopefully this little one will become my Macro-Bonsai and provide some much needed shade for our bedroom Big Grin

Birches are wonderful shade-givers. Have you considered collecting the sap in spring? It's sweet, but high in xylitol, which is good for the teeth Wink
When I was young, there was a god with infinite power protecting me. Is there anyone else who felt that way? And was sure about it? but the first time I fell in love, I was thrown down - or maybe I broke free - and I bade farewell to God and became human. Now I don't have God's protection, and I walk on the ground without wings, but I don't regret this hardship. I want to live as a person. -Arina Tanemura

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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
(January 23, 2014 at 9:24 am)Kayenneh Wrote:
(January 23, 2014 at 8:42 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: Hopefully this little one will become my Macro-Bonsai and provide some much needed shade for our bedroom Big Grin

Birches are wonderful shade-givers. Have you considered collecting the sap in spring? It's sweet, but high in xylitol, which is good for the teeth Wink

Being only two years in the ground I thought I should wait a while before collecting sap.

Zen would love it! ( Dodgy bugger now he'll want pancakes!)
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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