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Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo


Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo



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SOunds a tad evil! :))

7 May, 2012

 

It does eh? But on the other hand, a diabolo is a soft drink here...lol

It gets flowers soon...but I don't know what colour...red, maybe...?

7 May, 2012

 

oh! oh! oh! you just reminded me of a funny story...OH..last time we were in France...language not his strong point...sending me all over the place asking for Gibolot Fraise for him as he used to drink it as a child on french hoidays!!! Sooooooo embarrassed when EVENTUALLY some kind waiter informed me that I meant Diabolo.....so funny!!! Brilliant plant btw, you will love it, as I do!

7 May, 2012

 

Gibolot Fraise...I bet you got some funny looks! lol!!
Sounds a bit like fresh game-meat! :)))

Do you know what colour the flowers are likely to be, Karen?

7 May, 2012

 

Yes, a lovely creamy colour Karen, if I remember rightly...they are beautiful! http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/208902-physocarpus-opulifolius-diabolo/member/karensusan63
There you are!

I never did look up to see if there is a translation for the 'French' word 'Gibolot' :))))))

7 May, 2012

 

There is another funny one...this proves where my OH gets his 'talents' from. My FIL Ron, on holiday with the family...two kids doing O level french in the back of the car but no...Ron, needing directions, pulls over, winds down the window and very politely says to the passer-by "Scuzi Scwaz monsewer"....two kids in back of car hysterical!!!!

7 May, 2012

 

Gigolo is close!!! ;)

LOL! You've just reminded me that my friend's mother asks for her steaks to be 'Bee 'an' Qeued'!!

7 May, 2012

 

lol....almost B&Q...lol!

7 May, 2012

 

I was looking at this Karen Dmeans the devil Diabolo

7 May, 2012

 

Yes Paul, that's right! :) It was Gibolo I was wondering about! ;)

7 May, 2012

 

the diabolo wine is the best wine in the world!

7 May, 2012

 

Is it? I've never heard of it. Is it even better than a bottle of lovely red Rhone Paul?

7 May, 2012

 

casillero diablo wine from chile Karen - it is very recommended - I usually go for South American or Australlian - never tried Rhone red yet

7 May, 2012

 

Ah, now you see, that's where we differ Paul. I don't buy wine with big airmiles! :)) Vive la France!

7 May, 2012

 

Oh me too, Karen...couldn't get any French wine in Nigeria which didn't cost the earth...and it wasn't worth it - it doesn't travel well, especially in hot countries.

I like a nice Côte du Rhone, or a Bourgogne...but St. Emilion is my favourite...

7 May, 2012

 

Don't drink it at all now - it gives me Kidney stones red wine :(

8 May, 2012

 

Oh no! That's awful, Paul! :((((

8 May, 2012

 

that and pure orange juice Karen - thankfully and not tempting the ole fate not had any for 2 years - lemon juice and water - magic ;))))

8 May, 2012

 

That's not all you drink, though, is it??? :/

8 May, 2012

 

and tea :)))) and lots of milk :))))))))))

8 May, 2012

 

Oh thank goodness - better used as a cleaning product in large quantities! lol! :))))))))))

8 May, 2012

 

heehee ;))))))) could try toilet cleaner that may dissolve the stones too :D

8 May, 2012

 

Lol! and everything else - no don't do that!!! :D

8 May, 2012

 

Think I'll give it a miss lol

8 May, 2012

 

Oh blimey! Kidney stones.....pass me the lemon juice! ;))

8 May, 2012

 

Lol! Perhaps you should drink your rouge with ice and a slice, Karen...for medicinal purposes! ;)

8 May, 2012

 

Oh no! I don't think that would work K! I'm really lucky, never had many health problems at all. In fact I've been so healthy all my life that I'm now really scared of the idea of being ill....and the thought of a General Anaesthetic frightens me! Hopefully I shall continue with good health for a long time to come!

8 May, 2012

 

I'll drink to that Karen! (She said raising a glass of Bordeaux) I hope so too! :)

Btw...giboulées (sounds very similar to gibolots when you say it) are hailstones!!

8 May, 2012

 

Nice!! Strawberry hailstones!! Brilliant! :)))))

8 May, 2012

 

:D x

8 May, 2012

 

It was nice being doped on Morphine with the stones though ;)))

8 May, 2012

 

lol....bet it wasn't really...well, not the bit before it kicked in! ;)

8 May, 2012

 

;))))))) with those lady nurses too ;))

8 May, 2012

 

...was that for the kidney-stones, or hail-stones, Paul??

...sorry...couldn't resist that........;)

8 May, 2012

 

;)

8 May, 2012

 

any excuse for me lol

8 May, 2012

 

Morphine for stones is amazing! Only happeend to me once..but wow! ;)

9 May, 2012

 

yes Pixi very nice !!

9 May, 2012

 

I had it too...when I broke my ankle...I don't remember anything!!! :)

9 May, 2012



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