Why Does Blossom Stick To My Windscreen ?

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Offline neilep

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Why Does Blossom Stick To My Windscreen ?
« on: 10/05/2008 16:53:21 »
Dear Blossomologists,

See this blossom ?

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It's a thing of beauty when still upon the tree......but now it's all falling and this particular offending resident of my car windscreen is as stubborn as The Prince Of Stubborness in the Kingdom of Stubborndom in the continent of Stubbornaisa on the planet Stub !!


What makes it stick to my windscreen with such adhesive woe !!


I really don't know.....I rang up the Samaritans to ask and they hung up....I then rung up the speaking clock and all she did was tell me the time, my local chinese take-a-way were equally non fortcoming......I mean.......where's the help when I need it ?

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« Reply #1 on: 10/05/2008 23:22:57 »
There is probably some nectar on the blossom.
It must be sweet on you.

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« Reply #2 on: 10/05/2008 23:27:14 »
There is probably some nectar on the blossom.
It must be sweet on you.
LOL....yes...and all it's brothers and sisters too !...hmmmm that's assuming ' blossom ' can have gender orientated siblings !!

I see...so the nectar has become the adhesive medium !!!..how sneaky !!
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« Reply #3 on: 11/05/2008 00:58:08 »
You are probably not driving fast enough. I get some wind noise from the sunroof around a 120mph and can't seem to stop it.
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« Reply #4 on: 11/05/2008 04:04:01 »
120 miles per hour???? Yikes.....

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« Reply #5 on: 11/05/2008 04:09:35 »
The blossoms do get a bit sticky when they blow off and are damp.. they are breaking down and the petals I assume leak also when broken about by car windshields!(windsreens for all you on the other side of the pond)
They do seem to seep moisture as they decompose and become brown. I assume its that nectar as was stated too and or the moisture from inside the petal also... there also could be a certain amount of sap associated from blooming off the branches.

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« Reply #6 on: 11/05/2008 07:40:04 »
You are probably not driving fast enough. I get some wind noise from the sunroof around a 120mph and can't seem to stop it.

Thank you Turnipsock

I am sure you are right. It's just that there are two blossom trees in my drive way and it's inevitable that the blossom is gonna fall on the car......driving my car at 120mph in the driveway is not so easy ! [;)]
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« Reply #7 on: 11/05/2008 07:40:44 »
The blossoms do get a bit sticky when they blow off and are damp.. they are breaking down and the petals I assume leak also when broken about by car windshields!(windsreens for all you on the other side of the pond)
They do seem to seep moisture as they decompose and become brown. I assume its that nectar as was stated too and or the moisture from inside the petal also... there also could be a certain amount of sap associated from blooming off the branches.

Wonderful. Thank you Karen
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« Reply #8 on: 11/05/2008 07:54:58 »
your welcome.. maybe someone knows what the real scoop is if it is none of the above..  lol.. just sounds like logical to me..

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« Reply #9 on: 11/05/2008 14:52:54 »
Neil, just face facts. Nature since it can't cover you yourself with beautiful blossoms while inside, does the next best thing - covers your auto when you go out in public. It is just a gift for you.
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