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Odds and ends

1. Thanks to everyone for information about pseudocorus from everyone, 
especially the note from Clarence.

2.  Someone asked about World of Iridaceae by Clive Innes.  I find this an 
invaluable reference book about genera of irises that I have never heard of 
before.  I am now growing Dietes, Moraea, Watsonia, etc. in pots.  After 
about four years with Dietes I am hoping for flowers next summer!  They stay 
in the house from October to late May up here.  If someone wishes to obtain 
a copy, they might contactMrs. M.R. Clark, 18 Blamoral Place, Halifax, West 
Yorkshire, United Kingdom HX1 2BG.  She runs a book store for gardening and 
botanical books and sold me a secondhand one in excellent condition for 
25.74 pounds including postage - which is about $40 US.

3.  My worst experience on TV was in Japan before an audience of 350 wealthy 
women (I forget the society).  I had a podium and my translator had a 
microphone.  I spoke two sentence and paused - not translation!  The 
translator was shy and all he could see was 350 women looking at him exposed 
on the stage.  We ran through the start a couple of times more before he 
finally broke the sound barrier!

Ian E. Efford
Ian E. Efford
Ottawa zone 3

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