gardening prodigy (was Tulipa humilis)

Peter Taggart
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:00:13 PDT
I remember the monkey puzzle being planted, I did  not plant it though. I
was probably four or five and it is probably still there.
I have  a number of plants which were in that garden, but of plants which
are specifically mine the oldest is probably a Zauschneria which I bought
in Nottingham market to cheer myself on a wet afternoon about 25 years ago,
when I was living in a bedsit.  I have many plants -Daphne blagayana,
Myrtus luma, Junos, Sorbus, Narcissus, Trillium, Libertia, Olearia.....
which I propagated from stock originating in my childhood garden, but as I
had no garden of my own in which to keep any plants for some years, most of
my older plants are only around 15 years old.

Peter (UK)

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM, David Pilling <>wrote:

> Hi,
> In message
> <>,
> Peter Taggart <> writes
> >four decades. I was dissecting corms and bulbs, weeding Aciphyllas (-small
> >hands get where larger ones can't!), aged three
> Peter, leaving aside thoughts such as did your three year old self have
> the foresight to plant a monkey puzzle tree to feed himself in old age,
> what's your longest surviving plant?

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