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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.Seeds of Distinction
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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:
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The Dos and Doníts of Mowing

Preparation Dos
Read the ownerís manual thoroughly and understand the controls and mowerís operation.
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.

Preparation Doníts
Do not allow children to operate the mower
Donít mow barefoot or when wearing open sandals
Donít mow when the grass is wet.

Operation Dos
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.

Operation Doníts
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 or repair.
Do not remove cutting guards or other safety devices.

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