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Jean Genie

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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 11:23

Haha - Flo how did you guess. !! Yes Gary , that would be the easy option and I've never been down that road- for some reason I have always gone about things the hard way, I WILL find out what's going on with tree.  Geoff , I agree - the book was lent to me by a colleague  who I don't know that well and things will remain the same on that score. Is it too early for cake ? We have a monsoon - glad the cherry tree was done yesterday.

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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 10:47

Kate, I think you are right - I have already decided to return the book .  Didn't get very far with it . I've always considered other peoples '  ideas and theories and tried to keep an  open mind on these matters but I'm afraid this is a load of old twaddle !!!

Its raining stair-rods here. It may be too early for cake.

Flo - I've also got animals from a rescue centre. I also foster them. Don't want to mention what they are though, there are too many people on this site that dislike them ! Can you guess what it is yet !!!!

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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 09:42

Forgot to mention - there was one interesting bit in the preface about the U.S. presidents. He claims that out  of the 40 odd that have been in office , 33 of them have been genetically related to 2 monarchs - one English and one French. Thought that was bizarre if its true. However, like you say I don't think he is to be taken seriously but may have to investigate that bit.

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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 09:23

Thank you Gary - Yes I've taken a few leaves from both and spent a lot of time on the internet last night but to be honest it's baffling me. I shan't bother with tree surgeon - it was just a desperate idea but I am not giving up.

As for David Icke - I shall be returning the book. Had another look at it today and there was a chapter about the House of Windor . Aliens/ reptiles/ - I don't think so ! Not my cup of tea at all.

Enjoy the sport today.

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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 08:15

I'm still reseaching about grafting. Found an arboriculture site last night and you can ask a question - so I did  then was told I had to pay £22. Do you think it could be a scam? . Haven't parted with any money yet. Determined to get to the bottom of it.

Totally random - someone lent me a David Icke book - always thought him to be a fruitcake.  The Biggest Secret it's called. Had a quick flick though last night - very strange book. Has anyone read this or am I wasting my time.

Won £2. 80. on euromillions so can't share - there are too many of you . Won't let it change my life.

May ring a tree surgeon today to have a look. ( Depending on cost of course - I've only got £2. 80. ! )

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 15:50

Great day here in Lancs - bit of rain this morning but cloud coming in now . Just checking weather for next few days and it doesn' t look good . Jet-stream back.

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 15:45

Back in now - cherrytree decimated but think it'll be better for it next year . No wound seal left so hope it'll be ok . Took me 2 hours to do all houseplants - all different feeds , deadheading flowering ones and generally sprucing them up . Labour of love though.

Geoff , I also grew one of THOSE plants years ago - purely for interest . I haven't got a rubberplant. Had a cheese plant years ago but gave it away. It grew too big.

Gary meant to says thanks for links ( am still investigating Birch/ snowball bush.)

Kate I haven't checked any lottery yet so may be able to help you out. There are 65 unclaimed tickets. Maybe, just maybe .....  Hello to everyone else and bad news - the jet-stream is back so we all know what that means. Snorkels at the ready !!!!

Please can somebody ID this plant?

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 13:01

Don't think it is really -  Just made me laugh when I saw it ! Haven't a clue really but sure someone will help you out. I know what you mean about feeding the birds - I had to re-position mine. All sorts of weird and and wonderful stuff growing underneath the feeders.

Please can somebody ID this plant?

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 12:52

Not saying what I think it could be . I may be arrested !

Astrantias not flowering

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 08:11

Sorry but I'm on Higgy's team . I've got '' shaggy '' and for some reason it's done better than ever this year - loads of flowers. Going to google jumbo hole -never heard of . I use fish, blood and bone everywhere at the beginning of the season - maybe they got a bit more than others. Strange things afoot in the garden this year , had a clematis that came back from the dead and have some oddities growing.

Maybe all the rain .

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