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Gardening tips

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by db, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Excellent - we had a battery-powered timer for the greenhouse irrigation, but it just wasn't reliable enough - so I made a mains powered one, with an electronic plug-in timer, so we could time it to single minutes of 'on' time, this drives a washing machine filling valve, so that we had a lot more operating power for the valve - it's worked 100% reliably for twenty years.

    There were various applicators, drip, flood and spray. I considered running another timer, set thirty seconds ahead and operating a buzzer, so you had time to get out before the spray commenced...
     
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    Haha, yes, the dripper hose isn't the best and I got sprayed on when the demonstration occured after I returned from golf.
     
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    We have 2 peonys, one in the front garden, one in the back, this year neither have flowered - no idea why, maybe winter was too wet...
     
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  4. Gramaisc

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    The first one reminds me of the future...
     
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    :yay:
     
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    I pointed my phone at all three on the screen and activated the Seek App.

    It came back: Samsung Colour Display Unit 927F. :eek:
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    A long time ago, in a land far far away... (Shanklin, Isle of Wight) as a child on holiday an American couple asked my parent if they could take my picture infront of the lovely 'fúckers' ..

    Stafford forum may change 'young men' ( fúckers) to 'fucias'...

    Not YOUNG MEN!!!! F@ckers!

    F@ukers!

    F@ckers!

    F@ckers!

    fúckers

    fúckers

    fúckers

    Fuchs

    Fuchs

    Fuchs
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    By contrast, our peonies were the best they've ever been this year. No idea why, maybe it's because we had a wet winter.
     
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    Hmm stumped. Ours failed miserably, leaves, but no flowers.... Blind, the same as my daffodils.
     
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    Yes, our daffodils were pretty poor this year. Probably didn't help that I reversed the RV down one of the flowerbeds when I was proving that I didn't need any help reversing into the driveway.
     
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    I really don't have tourettes, honest, fúckers!
     
  12. Gramaisc

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    Daffs here weren't brilliant this year, but I deleafed them a bit early last year - left them to go fairly brown this time - we'll see next year.
     
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    They are named after a bloke called Fuchs - as in Sir Vivian Fuchs, who drove across Antarctica, or something like that - it wasn't him, but some other Fuchs.

    There was also Klaus Fuchs, who was done for spying for the Soviets - it wasn't him, either.
     
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    Gotta love the Fuchs :D:xd:
     
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    Leonhart Fuchs. And it is only parts of the English speaking world who get hung up about the pronunciation of the name.
     
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    There are a lot of pronunciation issues with plant names.

    Aubretia is really Aubrieta.

    Camellia has two Ls, so is not "Cameelia", as people generally say.

    Nicotinia is really Nicotiana.

    Etc,

    But, as long as people know what is meant, who gives two fuchsias?
     
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    @Hans and @perry081064 Maybe, in the nicest way, you could start your own thread? I’m here for the plants. I’m not liking the point scoring and public fallout on the gardening thread.
     
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