Posted: 06/01/2014 at 11:23
Oh my darling Dove I am so very glad you popped this thread back up to the top of the forum. The perils of using my mobile phone to browse this wonderful site is that every so often a thread has disappeared off my main screen before I have had chance to read it, which coupled with a traumatic brain injury means I often forget where I have posted to see if anyone has replaced. If only I had the time and functioning brain cells to read every thread on this forum so carefully, imagine the things I could learn, the plants I could grow!
Perhaps I ought take note of my failings and not post quite so widely in the forum so that I might first master the ability to respond with all possible haste to those wonderful people who have answered my novice gardener questions.
Mr. K I do apologise that you feel me such an awful person who must have been brought up in a society where ones elders decided to concentrate on wrapping us in cotton wool in our little isolated bubbles with our electronic devices and vitamin tablets rather than teaching us those all so important manners and how to respect those older and wiser than me. Oh my poor mother and father how I have failed them. To think I wasted my time taking all those years of courses for Saint John Ambulance learning how to help others, to save lives, to walk into a situation where others look away and do nothing not wanting to "get involved", only to never have even mastered the basics of respect. How foolish society was not to install these manners into us from the very start rather than coddle us and teach us to be scared that we'd be take from our beds by strange old men or attacked in the park. We've not learnt to respect our elders, only to fear that anyone who looks at us because they must be a wicked wicked person guilty of all sorts of disgusting crimes.
Does society not realise that with such simple pleases and thank you's the world could be such a better place? It is no wonder the UK is in such a mess.
So please accept my utmost apologies for not replying to you as quickly as I ought have done. Your advice is, as always, fantastic and so clearly written it is obvious that you have put almost as much time into learning how to explain things to people as you have growing these beautiful plants.
I shall follow Dove and put my seeds out to germinate in mid February should the weather be favourable and seek out any answers the the many many questions I have in books where the authors will have been richly rewarded by money and thus not care for the thanks I may, albeit later than intended, wish to offer them.