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Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
May 21, 2011 1:03 PM CST

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At last got the old girl working again! With some new washers and a filter for the electric pump I finally got the old pump doing it what it should do.
Even got the path up to it for Sarah's cats to have a drink, sorted out.
Regards.
Neil.
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Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
May 21, 2011 10:28 PM CST
Just to let you know, that plant ended up being Stinging Nettle which I found one day when I wiped my fingers against it. Plant is now history. Won't have none of that around here.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
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kevin51
May 22, 2011 2:23 AM CST
Are they or are they not: Bindweed or Hawaiian Wood Roses
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Taken at 3:15a.m. US Central Time.
PLEASE tell me they aren't bindweed. If so, the horticultural vinegar is close at hand. It's here in the junk/computer/orchid room. Lee Grumbling
Pardon this blasted plantain.

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Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
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kevin51
May 22, 2011 7:25 AM CST
Some gardening pics:
Thumb of 2011-05-22/kevin51/505f1a Calycanthus (sweet shrub)
Thumb of 2011-05-22/kevin51/c5eadeGardenia 'Daisy'
Thumb of 2011-05-22/kevin51/592331Yucca aliofolia
Thumb of 2011-05-22/kevin51/3c5ee0Unknown rose
Thumb of 2011-05-22/kevin51/202594Magnolia virginiana (sweet bay)
Thumb of 2011-05-22/kevin51/ad692aMuscadine---for you Neil.
Thumb of 2011-05-22/kevin51/df08f9Ficus carica
I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
May 25, 2011 5:38 AM CST

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A white Rose.
Regards.
Neil
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Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
May 25, 2011 7:24 AM CST
My poor Carolina Allspice just barely had the buds now..............

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Can they be transplanted and moved easily? I think he may need just a bit more sun that what he gets in this particular location. I may just have the perfect place for it in a few weeks.
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Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
May 25, 2011 8:32 AM CST

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That is if a truck does not run it over on your new freeway! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Group hug
Neil.
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
May 25, 2011 9:56 AM CST
Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
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Petalpants
May 26, 2011 12:13 PM CST
Pretty flowers Kevin & Neil! =)
Cherie, I think you should put up some Signs on your new freeway--- wouldn't want your plants getting smashed... so, Is there gonna be a Heliport or not??--- because I heard you're having an airport...? You're not biased between jets & whirlybirds, are you???! Just wondering...... by the way, is it true you're turning your pond into a Boat basin??--- because we have a sailboat we'd like to take there--- you Do have wind, dontcha, Cherie?!... if not, Order some!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Connie
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
May 26, 2011 1:41 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing sorry pond stays a pond....... Where would my fish live? and the little frogs? Heliport maybe the way to go after all. My back yard is not THAT big. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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murielw1
May 26, 2011 1:58 PM CST
Cherie, Harrier, would be good, lands and takes off with no runway, and my late father - in - law worked on it, and we saw it's first flight at Farnbrough Air Show, same when Concord had it's first flight at Farnborough, you wanted to duck when it came over low, that was something.
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
May 26, 2011 6:14 PM CST
I bet that was something. I am getting itchy now to start planting. Mike still needs to do the re-bar before the cement and he said he will need two whole trucks worth of cement. No way he'll get it all done tomorrow. They don't deliver cement on weekends and Monday being Memorial Day, a national holiday they won't then either. So he's gonna try and pour half tomorrow and the other half on Tuesday if it doesn't rain......................

This project is going as smoothly as the others went. Weather is being just too unpredictable.........
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murielw1
May 27, 2011 9:39 AM CST
Cherie a star is born, you could get family to put their hand prints in the cement Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
May 27, 2011 9:52 AM CST
When we put the sidewalk around the side of the garage in 2007 my granddaughter was about 18 months old. We have her hand print with the date in it.We have already decided that she will have her footprints in this walk with the date. Told my daughter, when Ed and I are gone, before the house gets sold she has to cut that part out of each sidewalk and and use them in her own home should she have one.

Course we're liable to have squirrel and chipmunk prints one them as well. They are having a blast running in circles now.
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murielw1
May 27, 2011 10:28 AM CST
Like the sound of that Cherie.
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
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kevin51
Jun 2, 2011 11:18 PM CST
Neil, as the Winter merged into Spring, I noticed the leaves on some of the gardenias were showing signs of chlorosis and I added a little aluminum sulfate and sprinkled some sulfur around them as I usually do.
My question is: is it necessary to add any more al. sulfate if the symptoms show again or just use a fertilizer for gardenias, rhododendrons, and camellias? Lee

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Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 3, 2011 3:45 AM CST

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Dear Lee, if it keeps happening it means they are in the wrong soil in the first place! They prefer a peaty (sphagnum moss) soil. The pH is very acid on this.
Try mulching with peat! A lot of people do this and think that by adding chemicals each year they can change what nature out there in the first place, nature will win!
Also a lot of people mistake Chloris of lime for what is magnesium deficiency! Try using Epsom salts at one handful 1 1/2 ounce per sq yard!
Also do not give them tap water!
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
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kevin51
Jun 3, 2011 5:24 AM CST
Thanks, Neil. Obviously I've taken the wrong approach. Will do.
My regards to you, Sarah, and Muriel. I've not heard from her today. Wonder why? Lee

Plants and Plumerias and others.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 3, 2011 6:04 AM CST

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Hopefully she is pushing up Daises!
Regards.
Neil.

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murielw1
Jun 3, 2011 9:57 AM CST
ditto

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