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SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

Mother-in-laws tongue has just flowered for the first time, after being pot bound into submission! What I didn't expect was the lovely smell - it's next to the sink so was lovely washing up this morning. Thought I'd share my joyimage



  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954



    Meant to add the picture but got distracted by hubbie... 

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    What a surprise Supernoodle.  I didn't know they flowered, so worth keeping pot bound then.

  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    Yeah, it's cracked the pot in the process!

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Wonderful Supernoodle!  Not sure I could cope with anything in the house that had the words 'mother in law' in the title though image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    image I wonder why it's called mother in laws tongue?

  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    Think it's got lots of common names. Mother in laws tongue is just the one I remember.  Sharpness of the "tongue" leaves I expect.  My mother in law is lovely though...

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,215

    Aren't they lovely Snoodle   Watch out 'cos they drip sticky nectar ....

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Mine is an evil witch!  We don't see her any more.  Long story...!

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,122

    Don't hold back BB!  Glad I don't have to bother about any of that any more....image

    I believe it's the shape and the jaggy nature which led to the nickname. It's a wonder the PC brigade haven't made it a criminal offence to call it that image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    That's like the old Les Dawson joke - "my mother in law has got such sharp ears - you can see the scratches round all the keyholes".

    Boom boom!

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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