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Human irrigation system

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 21:37

What am I going to do with you three?

Dove's xoxoxoxo  reminds me of TV Katy of years ago, with her oxo cube advert

KEF.  What's wrong with being 56?  I was that age once.

Now YOUNG Orchid Lady.  A forty-niner.  I told you before.  No such thing as a stupid question.  As you tell me.  Keep on posting.

Actually I am not all that worried about my problem.  As the medics say.  It is not the 'C' that kills you, it is treatable etc.  My fear is.  I am a bit of a wuss, when it comes to blood, and being poked around with.  Then I think.  Well if I pass out at all.   I'd rather do it in the hospital, than fall flat on my face in the High St.  I am now waiting for a CT Scan.  I've had two ultra scans.  Then according to the Urologist, I will have to go for an op, and stay in overnight.  So perhaps this op will be done under a general.  My youngest daughter Amanda, mid forties.  She spends most of her life attendging hospital.  She really is a sick chick.  She keeps me upto speed with medical data.  She has a degree in Anatomy and physiology.


Sad to say.  It always seems to be the same.  My health always seems to get in the way of my gardening.  Being a bit unsure of what's what.  I am delaying seed sowing etc.  I must get around to posting some pics.

Many thanks one and all for your kindness.  Mike. xx

Identifying Seeds (Help Needed)

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 19:32

Try Paw Paw, sometimes spelled Pau Pau

Plant addiction

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 23:47

OK. Tin helmet on, shield raised.  Generally speaking.   Mike would not buy at any show..  Questioms/amswers on a postcard.

Buying seeds online/eBay

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 23:23

I think that ebay is a good site.

Regarding plants and seeds. I ordered from a couple of ebay advertisers.  Cheapand very fast service.

Tracey, any probs.  Pm or email meMike,

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 23:17

Hey!  My beautiful, wonderful friends.  Believe me, truly.  Ladies.  All these hugs and kisses.  The medics will end up gtreating me for high blood pressure.  In that vein, now in particular, do I find myself missing my lifelong mate, Valerie.

Thank you all so very, very much.  OK.  At times words can be written just as a matter of form.  Your comments and well wishes, really say so much.   Let's face it. Some forum members actually know each other.  The majority of us, only meet here.   At times there is a bit of friendly banter etc.  Concerning our mutual love...Gardening.   Whether expert or novice.  Our contributions are always taken in good faith.  Oh, how I wish that I could hire a hall and have a general get-together.

Back to my new problem.  Lets face it.  Mike is 74.  Lost my mate almost four years ago.  Have a loving two daughters and three grand kids.  Then on top of that.  I seem to have adopted.  'YOU LOT'  Blimey.  Mike is such a lucky guy.

In all seriousness. Ok amy kind of cancer is a blast.  However bladder cancer is for the time being, confined to a small pouch or pocket.  Mike is an honest guy.  OK.  In the past. I was a traffic cop, accidents crashes etc.  At times, plenty of the red stuff.  Whenit came to my red stuff.  Mike ended up flat out.  Now due to perhaps being on my own.  Suddenly seeing red.  No probs. Blood tests, now no probs.  Perhaps this old so and so is getting stronger in his old age.  Who knows.  Friends.  Please beleive me.  Your posts and reassurances really is appreciated.  Regarding my forum posts.

I sometimes ask myself.  Mike.  Are you perhaps going over the top at times?  Mention plants to me and we are friends for life.  Perhaps that sums up my often long posts.  Please at any time.  Tell me to shut up.

Once again my friends.  Thank you so very much for your posts.  For the ladies.  Love and kisses to all.  Gents.   A strong firm handshake.  Thanks guys.




xxx[for the gals]

Human irrigation system

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 23:15

Well folks.  This old timmer has been experiencing some changes recently to his personal irrigation system.  Today Mike underwent  some painful medical tests.  Tubes up here and there, piccies taken etc.  Conclusion.   Mike is a victim of Bladder Cancer.  I have some further tests and an operation to face.  However.  Now I know what the problem is.   So friends.  Who knows.  Perhaps this old timmer with so many answers, might fail to post..  Perhaps a goodwill thought, even a silent prayer..  Mike..

Lawn full of worm casts - please help!!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 23:02

Having supervised the care and maintenance of bowling greens.   Worm cast was always a nightmare. The shwising stick was the tool.  It was a long cane that was gently brushed back and forth.  Often used was, Mowran meal.  This was spread all over.  Sadly it killed the worms, some of our more valuable earth friends.

Eucalyptus gunnii

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:03

To be honest and perhaps a bit blunt.  Leave it alone.  As it grows to maturity.  It will naturally sort itself out.

Volunteer Work

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:01

Mikey.  Well done.  It is so sad, when you come to think about it. Folks lose loved ones to that enemy death.  Such grief etc.  Burial plots are perhaps fanatically cared for.  Then all of a sudden for whatever reason.  TLC care and attention sems to wane away.  Regardless of what ones religious beliefs might be.  Losing a loved one is so, so terrible.  Mikey.  Well done.  Those who remain in our thoughts and prayers.  Surly the memory needs to live on.  Their final resting place.  YES it does deserve to be cared for.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:53

Hi Jac.  Welcome.  I was so pleased to read your post.  So! your little garden is your paradise.  Such a lovely expression.  I look forward to many more posts from you.  Yes.  We are a friendly bunch, and there is a wealth of know-how on this forum.

Kindest regards.  Mike.

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