The Last Furlong

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To snip or not to snip?

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Last year, a friend gave us an Amaryllis in a pot. It grew enormous and produced the most magnificent flowers. But it caused trouble! 

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It seemed to spray pollen in clouds – literally clouds – that clogged the Furlong dog’s hair into sticky tangles and caused much scratching and desperate grooming on his part.  The Furlong dog is a standard Yorkshire Terrier, so he does not have fur, only hair – and he likes to look nice.

This year, we got given another – it looks as if it’s going to be a stunner.

But thoughts about what we could do to stop the entangled dog syndrome have entered my mind, because another friend brought these beautiful St Joseph s lilies round as a thank you gift.

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Other people snip the stamens out to stop them staining stuff. But, to me, that really spoils their beauty. So I snipped one – and it has transformed into a pale, insignificant  thing, And for two others, I sprayed the stamens with hair spray. If it’s good enough to “fix” pastels, in art, it might “fix” the pollen….

So I’m not going to snip – I’m going to spray.


Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

One thought on “To snip or not to snip?

  1. Pingback: This is a GOOD idea – lily stamens | The Last Furlong

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