War plant seeds

Cereoid+10 cereoid at prodigy.net
Fri Sep 20 20:03:15 EST 2002


Why didn't you say so in the first place?

Do a google search for Viola tricolor, a.k.a. "Johnny Jump Ups".
Its a very common plant in England.

http://www.portableherbarium.com/Viola-tricolor.jpg

http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/library/kohler/1763_027.jpg


Barry <xbarry at skynet.be> wrote in message
news:3d8b61fd$0$209$ba620e4c at news.skynet.be...
> 148 Welbeck Road South Harrow, Middlesex , England. The best description I
> can give from memory is they looked like pansies and NO I am not one, I am
> married and I expect there is a real good latin name for pansies as well
and
> I don't know what that is either :-( Think I will leave the baskets empty
> seems the best thing to do
>
>
> "Cereoid+10" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
> news:j8Gi9.415$sD4.12718297 at newssvr16.news.prodigy.com...
> > Can you describe in your own words what these plants looked like?
> > What did the flowers look like? What did the leaves look like?
> > Have you tried to find a picture of them in the plant books at your
local
> > library?
> > Still have no idea where on the planet your old mum was when she grew
> these
> > mysterious plants.
> >
> > Barry <xbarry at skynet.be> wrote in message
> > news:3d8b1eef$0$202$ba620e4c at news.skynet.be...
> > > OK Well as I am 59 I guess it was the last war which we again won or
> there
> > > would not be a Belgium for me to be living in today. I was in the
> Country
> > > that won England where these dam plants were that as you say was
> probably
> > a
> > > nickname my mum thought up for them, but to get to ask her about them
> > today
> > > is a bit difficult. Time got her not the Germans and the question at
> this
> > > time I am not ready to ask :-)
> > >
> > > "Cereoid+10" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
> > > news:i0mi9.15$pb5.2 at newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
> > > > Since we don't know where you and your old mum were on the planet
when
> > you
> > > > grew these "war plants" and that it is probably a name that she made
> up
> > > > herself, you may want to browse through pictures in garden books at
> the
> > > > library until you see pictures of it and get back to us when you
know
> > what
> > > > its proper scientific name is. Common names are usually completely
> > > useless.
> > > > Don't need some sophisticated name, just its proper name, Barry.
> > > >
> > > > To which war do you allude? There have been so many over the
years!!!
> > I'm
> > > > sure the plant was around long before any of them.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Barry <xbarry at skynet.be> wrote in message
> > > > news:3d87084d$0$213$ba620e4c at news.skynet.be...
> > > > > Look sorry but I am a little lad of 59 and my old mum used to call
> > these
> > > > > plants we had in the garden all winter War Plants and that is all
I
> > know
> > > > > about them. In fact they are probably called something far more
> > > > > sophisticated than War Plants but that is all I can tell Sorry. Oh
!
> > > They
> > > > > were small and of many colours and that really is it :-( That is
all
> I
> >
> > > can
> > > > > tell Oh boy, I know, Don't say it LOL Just had a thought '' I
wonder
> > if
> > > > the
> > > > > name of them did in fact have anything to do with the war
> > > > >
> > > > > "Cereoid+10" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
> > > > > news:6rDh9.948$cv2.47386851 at newssvr15.news.prodigy.com...
> > > > > > What are War plants?
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Barry <xbarry at skynet.be> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:3d86f992$0$186$ba620e4c at news.skynet.be...
> > > > > > > OK I will try it this way, <smile> Can anyone give advice on
> what
> > > > would
> > > > > be
> > > > > > a
> > > > > > > good plant for hanging baskets in the winter as here in
Belgium
> > they
> > > > do
> > > > > > not
> > > > > > > seem to have heard of War plants which are the only plants I
> know
> > of
> > > > > that
> > > > > > I
> > > > > > > think will last and survive all winter weather. Thanks
> > > > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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