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  1. Angie Wootten
    January 17, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    Just couldn’t stop wondering how Uncle Flamingo got his name…..
    Great post and a bobby dazzler of a flower.

  2. Anna
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    I just thought it important that this phrase be highlighted:

    “They are sun worshippers and won’t dance at any discos in the shade.”

    Pure delight :)

    • Ben
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

      oh bless your cotton socks my love! xxx (I rather liked that line myself ;))

  3. karen gimson
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    Much better blog than some of the preachy ones we get. Just shows, you learn more if it’s fun!

    • Ben
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

      Thank you Karen. You are quite right, being entertained is the key to learning. I couldn’t be inspired to write ‘dry’ garden writing…yawn….zzzzzzzz :)

  4. Moluccella laevis. Bells of Ireland. | Higgledy Garden
    December 12, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    […] displaying them with Cosmos ‘Purity’ for a soft county farmhouse look or Leonotis for a more, ‘mad as a bag of cockerels’ […]

  5. Rachel
    December 9, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    I was wondering if you’ve been ingesting something herbal before you write your posts…

    • Ben
      December 9, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

      Oh God no…if I’d done that the whole article would have been in binary.

  6. Sarah
    December 9, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    I love your website and all your little stories. It inspires me to keep growing when i find myself flagging…..thankyou xxx

    • Ben
      December 9, 2011 @ 9:52 am

      Thank you Sarah, It won’t be long before we get all get growing again….hang in there! All will be well. xxx

  7. Belinda Norrington
    December 7, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    Loving your nutso but brilliantly informative flower series!! B

    • Ben
      December 7, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

      :) Thanks Belinda, Hope all is going well for you…I do seem to be getting a little wayward with my posts…but I’m enjoying myself and the winter sends me peculiar. xx