The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Horse Chestnut


Horse Chestnut



Comments on this photo

 

oh the magnificent horsechestnut ~ love it!!

16 May, 2012

 

they are exotic in a way.

16 May, 2012

 

incredible arent they, a tree in full bloom is quite a sight. also love that mahogany red polish on a newly opened conker

16 May, 2012

 

Yes...Shame it does not last

16 May, 2012

 

i always wished it would but
it never does :-(

16 May, 2012

 

How beautiful! want a game?

16 May, 2012

 

oh ok pix!!! you're on!

16 May, 2012

 

last year i noticed how nice these were and i go past loads daily, they almost look orchid like don't they....

16 May, 2012

 

yes i see exactly what you mean, the red ones are amazing too!

16 May, 2012

 

Yes SL, quite orchid like, I tried to include the way the flowers can be orange /red and yellow/green on the same spike.

16 May, 2012

 

yes it's a real good pic Pims well taken, as Sticki says the red is lovely too, almost cattleya like...

16 May, 2012

 

beautiful picture:-))

16 May, 2012

 

lol Ok ST! I'm good tho! Ask my big bro lol

16 May, 2012

 

Lol....Pixi, you'd better be...Sticki was well agressive on the subject last week. :))

16 May, 2012

 

Thanks Dawn..

16 May, 2012

 

hehe well bro still has scars and has a fear of conkers lol

16 May, 2012

 

Haha...did you pickle or bake them?

16 May, 2012

 

I whacked them! LOL! //gotta scoot off to teach now..cya alter :)

16 May, 2012

 

dont go whacking those pupils pix!!

16 May, 2012

 

lol...I used linseed oil and a very sneeky trick that I am not proud of....;)

16 May, 2012

 

used to soak mine then bake them, :-)

16 May, 2012

 

you cut the strings of the opponents conkers??

did you win surrey?

16 May, 2012

 

only some Sticki ;-)

16 May, 2012

 

oh well, some better than none. great game.

16 May, 2012

 

i used to like it till my mate missed and smacked it against my knuckles, sure he did it on purpose lol :-))

16 May, 2012

 

ouch!!!!

16 May, 2012

 

:-) made me jump about i can say....

16 May, 2012

 

Thats what i did to my brother lol! Lots !
No I didnt whack the brats tonight they were well behaved :))

16 May, 2012

 

glad to hear that!

16 May, 2012

 

;)

16 May, 2012

 

i sent you a pm pixi

16 May, 2012

 

ok! :)

16 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Lovely photo , they are more forward than ours , I jumped up to knock Conkers down froma tree when I was little and a nail went right through my foot ...Ouch !

17 May, 2012

 

Ouch indeed Amy..

17 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

You didn't dash of to the doctor in those days my foot was plunged into hot water with salt added every so often until it healed .....

18 May, 2012

 

Amy, this is quite effective treatment of wounds without antibiotics. During my childhood I saw several kids whose burns were treated by this way by grandmothers - then saw one of them after many years - almost any signs of scar. :))
But it must have been painfuuul.

22 May, 2012

 

Do you know, Pim, why is it called horse chestnut? In last centuries it was given to horses which were "breathless". Do not know what does that mean, as I am not vet, but because in human medicine it is also used in cases of coronary artery disease (can manifest by breathlessnes on exertion as well), one might easyly find an association.

22 May, 2012



Comment on this photo


Pictures by all members
74388 of 274913

  • Dual_colour_pansy
  • Dscn2668

What else?

View photos by Pimpernel

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Sep, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    25 Jun, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Jan, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    30 Dec, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Oct, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    16 Mar, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    6 Jun, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 May, 2011

  • amy
    Amy

    Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Sep, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Sep, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 May, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Jan, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    25 Jul, 2010