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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Christmas cheer Reply with quote

I know, I know, it's only April / May ...................... but I was wondering if anybody has ever grown anything for the specific purpose of giving them as Christmas gifts to family & friends?

I've seen references to Amaryllis, but is there anything else that we, as gardeners, could bring on in time for Christmas & give to people?

I think it would be the best thing we could give .........................

Sorry if I depress anyone with thoughts of the Season!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Potatoes planted in August for harvesting at Christmas!
Tucking into roasties (although small) that you dug that day. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas hyacinths possibly.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anybody know if it's possible to buying Christmas flowering bulbs at this time of year?
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amaryllis can still be got, I know that. An Idea that I had for you was the plant with the beautiful yellow or red fruit at Christmas. I searched for it and it is called Solanum Pseudo-Capsicum, or the Jerusalem Cherry or Christmas Cherry. Worth thinking about.

Or else grow some holly and ivy for the creation of a wreath. Smile
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