latin names for when the national trust visitors ask

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  1. Phil A

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    Sorry, was doing this by pm with Sheal but I think I ought to share
     
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    Don't forget that most beautiful and versatile wildflower, the taraxacum. Or that valuable food source for the larvae of many butterflies, the urtica.
     
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      How would you be pruning Laminaria in Dorset Zigs ?
       
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        Won't be hauling my glutius maximus to any of these places as I would not want to be wondering about the truthfulness of....

        At a lot of money per visit, which would include flight, local accommodations, and all the rest, (approx £4k) then to think that I was being mocked?

        No, might have seemed funny but certainly tells outsiders to stay the heck away!

        Sorry for my sobering response but I do find it uncouth.

        Now, back to trying to fix my internet issues...:)
         
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        I had the dubious pleasure of learning Latin at Grammar school until the third form . Not sure why I was taught this as the last Romans left Cockium (Wigan ) in 402 AD. It came in useful at the local Catholic club . They called the Bingo out in Latin to stop us protestants from winning :biggrin:
         
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          @Zigs Have you been chewing on some of the plants whilst working? ;) :snork:
           
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            Don't worry Lori, it's only an inside joke to keep the gardeners amused in the middle of winter :snorky:
             
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            You'm not heard of Dorset Mountain Kelp before? :)
             
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              Aaa, so that's when Armandii moved to Cheshire then.

              :roflol:
               
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                Aloe Vera, as far as I Know, has no common name only the Latin so no problem there.
                 
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                  It's pretty common, it's what Jack Duckworth said to his wife ...
                   
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                    Good to know, thought I would need to give you two boys a spanking...:)
                     
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                      will be ready when they visit .
                       
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                        I thought you wanted to do that anyway. :snorky:
                         
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                          Got a brand new hair brush... at least the back of one of those is what they used to use when I was a kid...:)
                           
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