aspidistra


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Synonyms for aspidistra

evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves

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She signed off by singing The Biggest Aspidistra - her biggest hit in the USA.
Kind regards Edith Arcrum Newcastle upon Tyne Hi Edith The aspidistra is also known as the cast iron plant and this refers to its near indestructibility - so take this as your guide to looking after it
In the meeting newly elected office bearers Rukhsana Ali and Sobia Riaz also gave information on different plants including Dracena Varigata, Strelizia, Pittosporum, Ric Rac Cactus, Nephrolepsis Bostonia, Scheflera, Sanse Vieria, Ruscusn Liliacea, Ficus Benjamina, Cypras Altenifolus, Chlorophytum Comosum, Arecapalm, Aspidistra and Asparagus Plumosus.
screamed the posters - and is there any wonder, looking like a giant aspidistra with glowing red eyes and a hydrochloric acid handshake?
Once there, they had to perform a series of tasks for a bad-tempered aspidistra, the Rangdo.
He was particularly dismissive of his early writing, and in his notes for his literary executor described A Clergyman's Daughter and Keep the Aspidistra Flying as "potboilers" that should not be republished.
STEP TWO Loop steel grass around folded aspidistra leaves and tape in place.
His first film for the big screen was The Virgin and the Gypsy, from DH Lawrence's novel and he also wrote a screenplay for George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
5 Aspidistra is a good evergreen ornamental to put in very dark, shady areas.
aspidistra Redford in the Challenge Cup on Saturday - same owner, trainer and jockey as last year's winner.
All we know of the little girl standing next to the aspidistra is she grew up to become Mrs Beesley and lived in Hall Green.
Charlie P is the Everyman who thinks he can write a novel but can't--a modern day Gordon Comstock, Orwell's famous antihero from Keep the Aspidistra Flying, a poet who never finds the time to write.
Consider his 1936 novel, Keep The Aspidistra Flying, which was faithfully filmed in 1998 as A Merry War.
Much of the movie's humor derives from the obvious sham of Gordon's outbursts against the middle class, symbolized by the aspidistra houseplant.
George Orwell's sole comic novel, the story of an egocentric, struggling poet in '30s London, gets a terrific adaptation by scripter Alan Plates and casting that seems effortlessly right in "Keep the Aspidistra Flying.