Jean Genie


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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 18:35

I have been spying out the landing window - there's wood everywhere . He has someone with him now - can't tell what it is yet but he is a landscape gardener and maybe building something for a client. I've asked him about vib/tree but he doesn't know -  he didn't seem to know much to be honest which I found to be a tad unusual but I think hard landscaping 's his thing. Gary has identified the sucker- it is definitlely this:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10388.jpg?width=432&height=350&mode=max

 Leaves are identical. One step nearer - V. Opulus.

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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 16:21

My eardrums are still being assaulted - he has a whizzer or something out there now. Wish I was brave enough to nip upstairs and see what he's up to. My car is playing up.

You have guessed correctly - I have cats ( yes plural ) So, at the risk of being excommunicated I have come clean. They are more or less house cats , not let out at night and have been spayed. They have litter trays and if they are out , they come in to use them. I am expecting a backlash now. Oh, and they have bells bigger than the olympic one.

Geoff , your photos are stunning - what a beautiful garden you have. I've been watching the mens' synchronized diving and thinking about your favourite attire - there is a lot to choose from on there !

Becks and Jenny - there is a saying in Lancashire - What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I speak from experience. You will get through your troubles.

Going to check out Gary's info now . If no-one ever speaks to me again I'll know why !!!

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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 11:51

Gary - you are a star ! Just popping out but will have a look when I get back. Next door has just kicked off with a chainsaw . In the rain ????? Glad I'm going out - can't think straight.

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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 !!!!

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