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THE INSPIRATION FOR PLANTS' NAMES - EVER WONDERED?

pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,181

THE OTHER DAY THIS NAME POPPED INTO MY HEAD, FOR NO PARTICULAR REASON, AND IT GOT ME THINKING ABOUT WHY THE PLANT HAD THIS BEEN GIVEN SUCH A SAD NAME. 

THEN I FOUND THIS ARTICLE ABOUT IT. 

WHAT INTERESTING HANDS OF CARDS SOME PEOPLE ARE DEALT IN LIFE AND HOW THEY SCREW UP THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE HANDED TO THEM.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/the-essay-miss-willmotts-ghost-1117862.html

Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,021

    A VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE.

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT, PANSY.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Kathy 2Kathy 2 Posts: 122

    Thanks for sharing Pansy. A very interesting article.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,181

    GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT.

    IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT THE PLANT IS SO PRICKLY, I THINK.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,021

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    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,181

    HERE SHE IS.

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    IMAGINE BEING GIVEN £1,000 AS A BIRTHDAY PRESENT WHEN YOU ARE A SIX YEAR OLD CHILD IN 1864.

    AND THAT WAS JUST THE START.

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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