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Time and the garden

InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 567
edited May 2021 in Plants
My great-grandson asked me a very funny question the other day. "Grandad, why don't you plant something REALLY OLD in your garden - like you?"
I explained that that was not exactly how things worked, but said we would ask the Plants Department if we could plant an oak tree in his favourite park, which would be alive when HIS children were MY age and name it after him with his birthdate, which would be roughly when the acorn was planted. I'm not sure if he got the point, but happily they agreed.

Have a nice week!
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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,281
    Perhaps  he'd like Miss Wilmott's Ghost (Eryingium giganteum) too !
    Show him how to collect seeds, from something easy like marigolds, and sow them, and/or grow some heritage vegetables so he can learn that plants, unlike us, can be both old and new at the same time :)
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