Seeds of Distinction
The history of the Pamianthe peruviana (the
flower on the catalogue cover above.) It was named for Major Pam, owner of
a great garden in England at Wormley Bury. It was not, as you might think,
a female officer, but a very macho man who was also a Member of Parliament
and a contemporary of my father. I remember him well - and kindly. He was
known to all his Parliamentary colleagues as ďPammieĒ and hence the
name Pamianthe = Pammies flower.
Sir Peter Smithers
Seeds of Distinction is a mail order seed catalogue that boasts,
ďprepare yourself for an adventure into the world of rare and hard to
acquire seed.Ē Their unique collection of seed is not only for the
discerning gardener but for those who wish to try the more demanding
varieties. They have sorted through thousands of varieties of flowering
seed and selected only the best from top European and American trials and
the worlds most unique Botanical Gardens.
All their seeds come with germination instructions to help ensure your
success. For the nouveau gardener they recommend becoming familiar with
the habits and cultural requirements of the rare varieties and to remember
that some perennials do not flower for several years.
To receive your Seeds of Distinctions catalogue the address is:
Seeds of Distinction
P.O. Box 86, Station A,
Etobicoke (Toronto) Ontario.
Canada. M9C 4V2
Telephone: (416) 225-3060
Toll Free Fax: 1-888-327-9193
The Dos and Doníts of Mowing
Read the ownerís manual thoroughly and understand the controls and
Check the area to be mowed and see that itís clear of stones, wires,
sticks, dog bones, and childrenís toys.
Make wheel height adjustments before starting the mower.
Keep the area clear of people and pets.
Do not allow children to operate the mower
Donít mow barefoot or when wearing open sandals
Donít mow when the grass is wet.
Cut only one-third of the height of the grass to avoid scalping, which may
lead to burnout.
When clearing, inspecting or repairing the mower, stop the engine and
disconnect the spark plug wire.
Donít put your hands or feet near or under the rotating parts. Keep
clear of the discharge opening at all times.
Donít continue to run the mower if you hit a foreign object. Turn off
the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire before checking for damage
Do not remove cutting guards or other safety devices.