Friday, December 09, 2005

A quick lesson in botany

It would appear that, for certain monocotyledons, if you remove the top part of a stem containing the coleoptile then the plant will no longer have the ability to grow towards the light, or in other words, onwards and upwards.

I wish the Galumph had been thinking of that before he took the garden shears to our Christmas tree (just for point of reference, that was four years ago now. The tree should, technically, be at least 1.2 metres tall. It barely scrapes in at 30 centimetres).


  1. I don't know whether to take pity or laugh at your misfortunate tree.It still looks festive though.

  2. I know - how sad and pathetic does it look! One more decoration and the poor thing will keel over!

  3. Oh, and it smells nice too!

  4. I like that little tree! :)


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