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Pretend Chat 2.14

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by Jacqui, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. bouaboua

    bouaboua Well-Known Member TFO Supporter 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    I will do so today. Thank you for the tips.
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    Hello Yvonne, I stumbled over this thread.
    The cactus you have are they a certain type? I like the way yours stay close to the ground. 20180829_163049.jpg
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  3. Yvonne G

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    No, those that are close to the ground aren't the ones Steven was talking about. The cuttings he got from me were the larger succulent right in front of the white planter pots. And it grows upright, like a bush.

    I have a very large collection of cacti and succulents. Here's what is growing in the ground:

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    The two big opuntia fell over last winter because of the wet ground and the roots couldn't hold the heavy plants.


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    And here's where all the potted cacti and succulents spend the winter:

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    WOW where do you find the time.
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    If you only knew! I spend three quarters of my day sitting in my recliner, working jigsaw puzzles. The house doesn't get cleaned. I'd be ashamed to have anyone over - thank goodness, no one ever comes over!!! During the summer I water twice a week, but in winter the pots don't dry out but maybe once a month. And the outside plants take care of themselves. About twice a year I load up my battery operated five gallon sprayer with Round-Up and spray all the weeds. Takes maybe three hours to do the whole property. Much less time than it would take to have to hoe or pull all those weeds. I know it sounds like I'm a pretty active and busy person, when you only read snippets of my life here, but actually, I'm pretty lazy and don't do much.
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    Is not roundup bad for the torts?
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    Wow.....just gorgeous cacti!
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    Yup, and it would be bad for my tortoises, however, I don't spray in any of their yards and I'm careful to not spray on breezy/windy days
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    I told Dave I kinda hated him.
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    You have two now, Nick?
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    I came across another sewing machine. It's not a treadle but old.. What caught my attention was the motor, when it was designed Tesla and Edison were competing on which type of electric would be used throughout the USA so this motor will run on either direct or alternating current so it could be used wherever you lived if you had access to electricity. Picture 001.jpg Picture 003.jpg Picture 002 copy.jpg It is a White machine but the foot control is a singer and not sure about the cabinet, it's old but not sure it is what was sold with this machine at that time.
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    Happy weekend and love the raining day here!
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    Hey, Steven. . . that must mean you're home, huh? Yup, raining here too.
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    Yes. I'm been home for two weeks now and rain none stop. I love it.

    I will head out to Asia again tomorrow night.
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    More snow here.
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    So glad this finally got answered.
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