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Bone hardy?

Postby johnjf » Jun 17, 2012 10:11 pm

What does this mean if a flower is bone hardy?
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Re: Bone hardy?

Postby Eeyore » Jun 17, 2012 10:14 pm

i have never heard that comment but I'm guessing that it would mean it is extremely hardy and difficult to kill.
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Re: Bone hardy?

Postby Heidi S » Jun 18, 2012 1:36 am

That's one I haven't heard before..... who knows?
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Re: Bone hardy?

Postby Dumbo » Jun 18, 2012 6:02 am

A quick google brings this term up in UK garden forums and UK garden articles. So must be a brit thing.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/gardeni ... years.html

Seems to mean "freeze hardy". Or, "can take a freeze". But to what temperature?? No clue. Seems to be a general term.
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Re: Bone hardy?

Postby johnjf » Jun 18, 2012 8:15 am

Thank you for the help :mrgreen:
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Re: Bone hardy?

Postby B_BQ » Jun 18, 2012 8:40 am

I never heard the expression bone hardy, apparently meaning winter-hardy, but then I wasn't into gardening in those years!

The expression bone tired of course is self-explanatory and is used not only in the UK but around the world - meaning tired throughout the body right to the bones! It's a good expression because it's so self-explanatory.

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