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Plant addiction

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 01:12

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Bit of Fun,/Brain-tease

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 00:59

So lets get this right. Your son is only missing 2 letters and they have to be in a Latin name. But you want us to name as many eadable plants in the English alphabet or the original Latin alphabet???


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 00:49

Hi all.

apologies for anything i said on Tuesday night/morning as it was my birthday and Edd and malt whiskey do not mix. I ran off to a  posh chalet on Windermere the next day for two weeks but was called back last night on a emergency call out.  Funny to go all that way and be called back, here. 

Anyhow i should be back in the chalet tomorrow. All the seedlings in the window (at home) have gone lanky and its only been a few day. 

The Lakes don't look much further forward (growing) than i do this year. It must be a northern thing. 

Still got big plans for the pallets to complete, when i get back as its only half done. 

Hope all enjoyed the night out and thanks for the map of England thread.



Human irrigation system

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 00:08

Sorry Mike?

After reading ( and be-leaving to my self  it was bladder cancer??? ) Its all too close for my liking.  Sorry again if i miss understood.

You need to know your new diagnosis and how far advanced it is and then let us know, please. I don’t know anything about what that diagnose means as its too vague, from what you say. Would you mind telling us about it, and what it means for you?

How is it affecting your day-to-day life and what part of that can we help you with?

I’m so sorry to hear that You are struggling with this. 

What is the worst part of this for you and how can we help make this a bit easier for you? 

Know need to be shy now mate. That stiff upper lip will lower eventually, And you have shared it now. 

A problem shared with a friend is a problem halved. A problem shared with a GW  community is spread world wide and then it is no longer a problem as every one knows and try  to help!!! LOL.

The thing is and every one is trying to avoid saying is that "that’s depressing, let’s not talk about dying" Its part of life Mike and we all know it.

Will you ever be good again? 

It echoes in my mind now over and over again.

 Will you ever think the same again? Will anything ever be as good again?

Answer is: Yes it will but it might be different. I hate change as much as you but its not always a bad thing. look at us now. I'm on a computer and letting you know (instant) I miss the stamps!

As a last thing can i just drag up a comment that my grandmother said.  I always love my grandmother’s suggestion for one of the best questions you can ask in any situation whether it be posed to a friend, a spouse, a child, a shit***r. When someone comes to you with a complaint, a problem, or a worry asking the simple question, “Do you just want me to listen or do you want my advice?”  I hope i understand what type of man you are and will understand the question.  Its down to you Mike. We are here if you need us.

Kind regards



slugs vs lilies

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:57

My worm compost is full of them Mike.  'Also very tiny slugs.' 

They have been there for years. i dry and sieve them but they still get in. (so do the seeds with worm compost) 

I sieve and then put them inside for to days to have a nice heat and then put them outside, still under clear plastic until germinated and then mix and do the same again.

Its in a long box and i would hate to sell worm compost with weeds in!!!!!

So what i am actually doing is growing weeds from the compost and when they germinate how them and hope i have got the last of the seed.

It works And my worm compost is free of seed and ready to use. It might take time and space but i know that i have a true product



Silver birch problems

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:41

Sap runs through silver birch at this the of year (spring)  and we plug it and tap it for wine and brewing Its  uses as Water.

If the bark is split all the way down then it is just proof that the warm winter and dry spring is under way. 

Try and tape the bark back in, use insulation tape and wood glue! (PVA) and strap it tight. 

We just had a hot summer last year and a wet winter. strap the bit up so it does not lose moisture. Take it of in the summer.

If you lose a whole ring of bark then the tree will die. So keep it rapped.

Lichen on Gooseberry bushes.

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:21

Be proud. Not afraid. What more could you ask fore? 

Compost help

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:16

Ha Ha Ha . Sorry.

Turn your heaps!!!! and add worms!!!

The plants look for nourishment  and know where to look for it. They have found it in yours.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 21:41

Wow MIKE. 

What a bombshell to come back to.

   I know you like the truth as you speak your true mind and as i do and I'm as blunt as a breeze block so i hope i do not offend, as its not intended. 

  You must be scared shitless?   ( No other word for it unfortunately 'everyone'.  There is no poo /feces or manure the word i use is correct and in its right place and at the right time as much as i try to not use it.(time and place is important, and i think, this is right. So forgive me please anyone that is offended by the language and feeling alone (apart from the kids)   From what i have just read from above you certainty are not alone with this.    

Think about it as a plant problem ( tell me to shut up at any time!) Is there something we can do to make it easier for you. If you can’t think of anything now, that’s okay. Just let us know if/when you do. Are you getting all the help you might need?  

Half the battle is the mindset. Be determined to defeat cancer and you will!” Then followed that one up with. We can defeat it. I meant that if we believe we can win against it, we will. Remember its not you, its us all on here that know and we will defeat it.





  Treat it it as a plant problem (think about it and have it fixed by next year)    We don’t need to have had cancer to be a caring friend and it sounds the same from everybody one her.  It doesn't mean we will necessarily agree on how to deal with it.

Part of what i'm trying to do here is level the playing field as we are all in shock. Mike.  

Your mindset changed the days you discovered it. It was not the number of days you have.

Your friends do not look like they are going to disappear, do they?  (just read above to know)   The fact that death and illness make people uncomfortable. Is not your problem now. ( call it compost or recycling)   Its wonderful, that people accept your situation and try to help. Who else would you ask for help, who make it easy to accept it.   We will!!! Mike We will.  

All my thoughts and luck.


PS. Do not feel the need to answer this text. Do not feel the need to REPLY back. (shit that sounds like it is pity and its not!) If you need and we are close then we will , help “Would it be helpful if I texted you . what i am trying to say is do you need a hand mate???  Ha Ha i am to presumptuous.  if you need then just ask. 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 02:05

Too much. Now slug hunt and then bed.

Dove i love your posts. I like the way you think.

I have a mad project on the pallet front. It might take a few weeks. (Think arm chair and couch for backyard. Then give me time

OH. has just found 3 slugs on floor. It must  be my lucky night. Must be quick as LO is up at 05:30!!!!!! god forgive if he misses peppa pig.




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