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works4me wrote:
Hi all, another very hot day and a few spots of rain a couple of hours ago, I think it lasted about 20 seconds. I didn’t get to do much outside today other than hang out lots of washing … and it certainly dried quickly. I did do some watering and pulled a few weeds but like Sue it’s a question of will I do housework or gardening, hmmm vacuuming or potting … usually the housework loses but I really had to get in and do it today.

Sue, the Alan Freeman neo is more purple than red, and it’s quite large … a real eye catcher. Enjoy your day on your own … you probably should have gone shopping but it certainly wouldn’t be a nice, leisurely shop at the moment.

Sue, Nev, Vr ospinae is one that I find doesn’t grow well for me. I have placed a saucer of water under the pot and initially it seemed to perk up a bit but it never looks really happy in its present environment. Maybe I should put it out into the garden.

Nev, your garden looks great and that is one lucky little peewee in your pic, hope he makes it OK. I will post a pic of neo Hatsumi?

Ian, glad you had a good trip to Dalby and thanks for the update on the industry there now. It has been quite a few years since we have been there … I haven’t moved on from the wheat farming era. Congrats on the arrival of your new grandson, has he been named yet.

Trish, great to hear you have some time off over Xmas. One of the ginger plants you sent is looking a little less happy than the other … do you think it would be better planted in a shady spot in the garden rather than restricted in a pot. I am sure it will be OK either way and thanks again.

As Nev pointed out, postage costs vary once the weight exceeds 500 grams. It then depends on the size as well as the weight and also the distance and can be very exxy. There is a postage calculator on Aust Post’s website that might be useful to you in the future.

Trish, I have added your name to the pup list for the small black neo … I think for now I’ll call it ‘Little Black’ as Sue suggested it might be.

Such lovely broms in your pics, I have a real leaning towards the variegated neos and the ones in your pic 1 are stunning, especially de Rolf and the one behind it … is that neo Yang? Also, what is the large variegated neo with the red centre and dark green (almost black) leaf edges which is situated slightly right of the middle in pic 3 and left of the middle in pic 4, please. And also that lovely pale neo which is in the middle, left of the post in pic 5 … beautiful plants both of them. Could I ask you to put my name on the waiting list for a pup from both these beauties please, whatever they are.

We are off to Bunnings and/or Masters tomorrow as I need to buy more potting mix and slow release fertilizer and confidor too. Will check out their broms too … I need a few more :o)

That’s it for now, gotta get my beauty sleep ... catch up tomorrow.

Pic 1 is neo Purple Cloud ? and pic 2 is neo Hatsumi ?

Bye for now, Shirley



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