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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: product photographs.. Reply with quote

Maybe this is just my pet hate but maybe someone else thinks the same?
When you buy packets of seeds or bulbs they show a lovely photograph of the flower. Even in garden books they publish fab piccies of blooming flowers. But they never show the entire plant. You don't get an idea of how the plant fills a space or how it compares in size/shape to another plant. For example - I grew Cosmos this year from seed. I knew what the flower would look like and a general idea of size but I had no idea it would be thick with a forest of almost fern like stems. Don't get me wrong - I like the surprise - but sometimes it can go so wrong. I guess experience accounts for alot!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: product photographs.. Reply with quote

Saw your Cosmos in your garden pics alright Marge.
It grew very thick and dense.

MargeSimpson wrote:
I guess experience accounts for alot!


Experience, yes, and lots of research as well.
Its like the carpenters rule, "measure twice, cut once".
For the gardener it should be consider / research twice, plant once.

All that being said, gardenen do provide us with wonderful surprises.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: product photographs.. Reply with quote

MargeSimpson wrote:
they publish fab piccies of blooming flowers


Did you ever look at the bakker plant catalogue, some of the colours are so doctored in the pics that the plants look radioactive.
Surely this is false advertising.

Radioactive Eucalyptus anyone.... http://www.bakker-irl.com/Catalog/Productdetail.aspx?parentcategoryname=56&selectedcategoryname=59&productid=2117
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Radioactive is right , but we should encourage this sort of thing Laughing
On the same baaker site check out the trees , Labournocytisus x adamii
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:13 pm    Post subject: GAA rain tree Reply with quote

Bugs, your a GAA man.
Are those the wexford colours? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
Laughing Radioactive is right , but we should encourage this sort of thing Laughing
On the same baaker site check out the trees , Labournocytisus x adamii
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Laughing I've just reread this we should NOT encourage this sort of thing .
Did you ever see such an abberation of nature , a perfect example why we should not allow GM foods into nature . I remember Gerry Daly on his sat morning garden show advising everyone who planted that golden poplar in front gardens around the country to prune it regularly in the hopes that it might become diseased Laughing
Your right GPI I can see Wexford going for this in a big way
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