In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A wood-pigeon is cooing lazily in the distance, and the gardens are ablaze with laburnums and rhododendrons.
- The only thing I have heard about laburnums is that they can seed around like crazy.
- It's something that laburnums suffer from and I fear that once you've got it, it will spread very rapidly through all the other laburnums.
- In a really well-furnished country garden the laburnums are equal in splendour to any trees that are grown.
- One can also see a lovely section of flowering crabs and laburnums.
- Other conspicuous species include the whites, pinks and mauves of the lilacs and laburnums on Mitchell Drive and the common horse chestnut whose upright white flower stalks stand out boldly - there are several fine trees near to the Great Oak Hall.
- I am sure there is some legislation that states that laburnums can't be planted near grazing land because of the poisoning risk
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