Plants of the North Shuswap.

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  1. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Just natural variation in the species.

    Apologies - yes, Pinus ponderosa is native around Shuswap - it is further inland than I remembered, I'd been thinking more about the Vancouver area (where most forum members post from!) where it does not occur naturally - any specimens around Vancouver are planted trees. I need to polish up on my BC geography :-)
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, Mountain Pine Pinus mugo; a garden cultivar.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Err, yes, indeed!! When I posted y'day, I'd been looking at the first few posts, I hadn't realised there were 4 pages of posts! Not even looked at pages 2 & 3 at all . . .
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I remember a huge Ponderosa pine planted at UBC in the 1960s outside a restaurant called 'The Ponderosa'. I'm not sure if either is still there but I have to say, I have warmer memories of the tree and the restaurant's famed cinnamon buns than I do of many classes I attended .
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    And very good for home made liquid plant food Keith. Does smell something awful though!!!!
     
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    Has anyone else noticed that @Margot has a great sense of humour?

    Next trip over to the Park at St. Ives, I will get a few photos of some of the pine bark as there's plenty of pines there.

    Which parts of the plant would one use for that purpose D?

    Edit: Never mind, I found the recipe from an English source. Now all I have to do is to figure out how either one of us can get at that plant. It sounds as though I need to get some seed from it so we can plant some on the level, as it were.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Now, THROW IT AWAY! Ask yourself, do you really wantto go out of your way to encourage Comfrey of all things to produce a stinky plant food?

    There are so many other ways, chemical and not-so-chemical, to feed plants that I would think this concoction belongs at the bottom of your list.
     
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    When I stop laughing at your comment...

    Actually, it's the ONLY such recipe I have at the moment. So it's either at the very top, or the very bottom.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Keep it at the top Keith. I've seen the difference it makes in a test patch at an allotment, ie with and without. The 'with' veg was amazing. And all free.
    A clothes peg on the nose and you won't smell a thing, lol.

    D
     
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    In the red corner, from Nanoose Bay, British Columbia we have the one and only Margot, current world champion. In the blue corner, from Hampshire, England, we have Derek, world champion maple lover! No hitting below the belt Lady and gentlemen, let's keep it clean!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Lol.........
     
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    I was hoping you guys would take this as a joke!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Don't worry Keith, 'I certainly did' and I know Margot would do also. It is a very friendly forum.

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    Yeah, just putting you on!
     
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