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now named by Terratoonie,,saponaria ocymoides"soapwort)

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now named by Terratoonie,,saponaria ocymoides"soapwort)

got this off boss at shop, it spreads really well and so colourfull but cant remember name



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Hi Sandra..
The pink plant looks like Saponaria ocymoides...
... aka soapwort... very pretty :o)

Noticed any worms taking short cuts through your urn ? LOL

8 Jun, 2010

 

lol no worms as yet Terra, thanx for naming plant ;o)))

8 Jun, 2010

 

That's okay.. I've put this on GoYpedia Pebbles :o)

8 Jun, 2010

 

Ilove that little plant...think it`s nickname is tumbling ted !

8 Jun, 2010

 

Yes, that's right Elsiemay.. Tumbling Ted is the colloquial name :o)

8 Jun, 2010

 

Is Bouncing Betty another nickname for it? or maybe thats something else!

8 Jun, 2010

 

I love this area....

8 Jun, 2010

 

thanx carole not heard that one lol,
cheers michaella ;o))

8 Jun, 2010

 

Bouncing Betty is certainly a mine from World War II ...
also a flower....:o)

8 Jun, 2010

 

In our country's early formative years the West was being claimed
by the "Easterners" and the trail from East to West Coast could take
many a month and sometimes years to complete.

The winter months were especially harsh as one approached the
mountainous areas so most groups would settle in and make a permanent
camp to spend the winter or actually couple of years. This break
became a time to plant crops, resupply and get ready for the next
leg of the journey.

One of the customs was to leave behind something useful for the
next wagon train of pioneers coming after you. You might call it a
useful welcoming gift.

Well one of the early pioneers started a trend and her name was
Betty. She knew the ladies had to find a way to clean the clothes
etc. so she would take some cuttings from her Soapwort plant and
plant several soapworts for the next group coming after her.

Soapwort was used as a laundry powder/cleaner in pioneer days. It
actually creates a cleansing soap and when the ladies were washing
the clothes they would go break a branch of soapwort to use to clean
the clothing.

Everywhere Betty camped she left an abundance of new soapwort
plants. Over time the plant became known as the "Bouncing Betty" plant
in her honor for planting everywhere she camped before bouncing to a
new location.

you were right carole found this ;o))

8 Jun, 2010

 

You clever girl Sandra the name just came to me, like a blast from the past, thanks for the info!

8 Jun, 2010

 

yw carole ;o) x

8 Jun, 2010

 

Well done Sandra... knew it must be something else besides a mine :o)

8 Jun, 2010

 

Have to agree with Carole you are a clever girl..

8 Jun, 2010

 

thanx girlies, not just a pretty face you know lol ahhaah ;o)) xx

8 Jun, 2010

 

:o))) xx

8 Jun, 2010

 

I have tumbling Ted I trim it after flowering and get another flowering later

8 Jun, 2010

 

thanx Drc will try that to ;o)

8 Jun, 2010

 

Your garden seems to be full of lovely little corners. Smashing.

8 Jun, 2010

 

thanx Tog im so pleased with how its turned out ;o))

9 Jun, 2010

 

This looks smashing you've really done well there San :~))).

12 Jun, 2010

 

thanx skillen ;o))

12 Jun, 2010



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