• Welcome to DOSBODS

    Please consider creating a free account to be able to access all the features of the DOSBODS community. It only takes 20 seconds!

Sign in to follow this  
spunko2010

The eBay bollocks thread

Recommended Posts

eBay is good for a few things, there are still some smaller UK suppliers selling plug plants, - but there is so MUCH shit on there, mostly by chinese sellers posing as UK citizens. Post your favourites!

Here's mine (gardening related).

 

s-l500.jpg

I have never in my life seen this colour of leaf. The ultrablue light is reflecting off the table!   Try harder.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-Japanese-Maple-Bonsai-Acer-Seeds-X-20-UK-BUY-2-GET-1-FREE/222679339988?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D48787%26meid%3D42eaa6e48ae845fa90abc149c1279db0%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D222679083642&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

 

--

There is no such thing as a black rose and never has been and likely never will be, as genetically it's said to be impossible. The nearest cultivar is "Black Magic" which by all accounts is a deep burgundy.  Yet eBay sellers seem to have crossbred a pure black rose:

s-l500.jpg

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Black-Rose-Flower-Seeds-Garden-Plant-25-Discount-Buy-2-Or-More/161839058062?var=460824155013&epid=1492194846&hash=item25ae5c0c8e:m:mRzrNuHYKz7I_bOkJvzTpoQ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, spunko2010 said:

eBay is good for a few things, there are still some smaller UK suppliers selling plug plants, - but there is so MUCH shit on there, mostly by chinese sellers posing as UK citizens. Post your favourites!

Here's mine (gardening related).

 

s-l500.jpg

I have never in my life seen this colour of leaf. The ultrablue light is reflecting off the table!   Try harder.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-Japanese-Maple-Bonsai-Acer-Seeds-X-20-UK-BUY-2-GET-1-FREE/222679339988?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D48787%26meid%3D42eaa6e48ae845fa90abc149c1279db0%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D222679083642&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

 

--

There is no such thing as a black rose and never has been and likely never will be, as genetically it's said to be impossible. The nearest cultivar is "Black Magic" which by all accounts is a deep burgundy.  Yet eBay sellers seem to have crossbred a pure black rose:

s-l500.jpg

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Black-Rose-Flower-Seeds-Garden-Plant-25-Discount-Buy-2-Or-More/161839058062?var=460824155013&epid=1492194846&hash=item25ae5c0c8e:m:mRzrNuHYKz7I_bOkJvzTpoQ

Can you not just put dye in the water supply for pot plants?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Hail the Tripod said:

Can you not just put dye in the water supply for pot plants?

You can for some cut flowers, ie to change the colour of the inflorescence/flower bits, but the leaves will never change colour on any plant such as that pictured (potted or otherwise), as they need to absorb sunlight. In short the green absorbs red and blue light.

A handful of plants such as hydrangea can be "dyed" but these aren't actually colour dyes, but aluminium sulphate etc so you are just altering the pH of the soil which decides the flower colour.

(So the short answer is "no". )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

You can for some cut flowers, ie to change the colour of the inflorescence/flower bits, but the leaves will never change colour on any plant such as that pictured (potted or otherwise), as they need to absorb sunlight. In short the green absorbs red and blue light.

A handful of plants such as hydrangea can be "dyed" but these aren't actually colour dyes, but aluminium sulphate etc so you are just altering the pH of the soil which decides the flower colour.

(So the short answer is "no". )

I meant for the "black" rose petals rather than the acer leaves (which I assumed were just photoshopped).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Hail the Tripod said:

I meant for the "black" rose petals rather than the acer leaves (which I assumed were just photoshopped).

You can dye the water black with florist dye and a dark-coloured rose may absorb it and the flowers turn black, but that only works for cut flowers. It isn't possible for regular plants as they don't absorb dyes through the roots easily.


This is Rosa black baccara which is the darkest known rose AFAIK.

854bd4c1519101ace056654d14aaa3e6.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

You can dye the water black with florist dye and a dark-coloured rose may absorb it and the flowers turn black, but that only works for cut flowers. It isn't possible for regular plants as they don't absorb dyes through the roots easily.


This is Rosa black baccara which is the darkest known rose AFAIK.

854bd4c1519101ace056654d14aaa3e6.jpg

I didn't realise it only works for cut flowers, but that makes sense.

Edit to add: That's a very beautiful rose.

Edited by Hail the Tripod

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.