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Australian and New Zealand Gardening: Bromeliads for novices and Addicts - Dec 2012, 1 by works4me

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works4me wrote:
Hi everyone, another uncomfortably hot day here today.

Sue, we have the cicadas singing here too Ö isnít it strange the way they all suddenly stop singing at once and then start again on cue together. I hope your plumber is correct and you get another 6 months out of your hot water system Ö mind you, thatís like June, itís cold by then. I love your neo Golden King.

Nev, glad to hear your thumb hasnít dropped off, hope itís not giving you too much trouble. Your new wind breaks look good, your garden looks absolutely beautiful.

Trish, the ginger plant on the bottom of the box was much fresher looking than the one on the top. Could be that the top one got a bit more pressure or a bit more heat on it. Anyway, both are now potted up and hopefully theyíll take off. Once they get going, Iíll plant one in the garden and I might keep the other one in a pot and see how it fares. Does it get very large and do you have any growing in pots?

Trish, when it comes to postage, the cost is calculated on weight rather than size though sometimes they Ďcubeí it if itís large and that makes it very expensive. I have received eBay purchases on a couple of occasions in a three sided box, not sure if thatís stronger or itís so it canít be Ďcubedí. I received the cultural notes last night Trish, thanks so much. Love your Vr yellow on black, what a beauty. I also like your neo Cane fire and its variegation. Mine used to look like that but has now gone so pink that itís hard to see the variegation. Iíll post a pic of it when it was younger and one of how it looks now Ö perhaps I should move it to an area where it gets lower light.

Thursday tomorrow and Iím hoping to get some repotting done though I also have to wash and vacuum so I might not get to spend as much time with my broms as I would like. I hope itís not as hot as the past few days have been.

Itís getting late so itís bye for now,


Trish, I have just noticed that your neo Cane Fire is albo marginated Ö mine isnít. Maybe mine isnít cane fire afterall.

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