your day apart from gardening

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  1. Melody Mc.

    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    That's sweet L. Can I ask...you can just put the cuttings in the ground and they grow?
     
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    Yes they should grow but not all will take.
     
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    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    Do you have to do this before they bud L?
     
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    So! you have been busy Logan. Good to hear hubby is getting better.
    I well recall a method of striking cuttings, known as,'Irishman's' cuttings. A method favoured for mass increase and at minimal cost. Using a spade. Simply make a slit in the ground giving it a bit of movement to open up the slit. Cuttings ( the cut off bits of bushes etc) are simply dropped into the slit. The slit is then closed bytread either side and sqweezing the slit closed.
     
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  5. Logan

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    Thank you Mike, here's a video Melody, you can start to do this now and do what Mike has said, or after they have had the first flowers but need more looking after.
     
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    It's a busy week. Lots of rain, so fortunately not missing much in the potager. Tending seedlings indoors of course.

    Yesterday I had Tai Chi and Qi Gong class, now that Spring Break is over. It's all seniors, like me. There had been a study out of OHSU and Harvard, comparing Tai Chi, regular exercise, and no exercise, for senior health and well being, The Tai Chi group came out a little better than regular exercise, which came out a lot better than no exercise.

    It's a good thing. Sunday, while walking Rufus, I was gazing at lovely plum flowers, missed a rut in the road, and fell. Somehow I had the mindfulness to roll into the grass so I wouldn't hit the ground as hard. Other than an abraded calf and hand, there were no injuries. I was able to get up again, after some doggie sniffing and kisses.

    So, I think I do need the Tai Chi & Qi Gong for balance and strength. They helped me a lot after being ill the past three years.

    In the afternoon, I puttered with plants indoors.

    In the evening, there was Spanish II. Only 6 students. I wonder if they will continue the class. It helps my brain, like Tai Chi helps my body. The teacher had us write little essays in Spanish. I did much better than I thought, although still very much a beginner.

    Mid way through class, there were klaxons and an announcement over the pubic address system, turn out lights, close doors, stay away from windows. We also pulled the blinds, and waited in the dark. Then another announcement came, this was a drill. Quite sobering. I will try not to start a controversy here, this is just how the day went. I wonder, though, about the concept of terrorism and how is that defined?

    Today is clinic volunteer day. There too, is talk about how to face a "situation". The clinic serves especially marginalized populations. There is a bit of a maze through the hallways, and a back exit. I'm at the front desk. Not much I could do, beyond offering a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

    Then tomorrow, oncologist in Portland (the traffic!) and Thurs, deliver for Meals on Wheels. One of the clients is from Mexico, so I can speak a little Spanish.

    Then friday, maybe a doggie bath.

    Is it the weekend yet? LOL.
     
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    @Daniel W You've had quite a go of it Daniel. I hope that appointment goes well, and happy that the "trip, drop and roll" didn't turn out too badly. Thank goodness Rufus was there for back up. Doggie kisses always make everything better. Balance is so important, we miss it more than we miss our knees I think ( says someone with good knees but bouts of vertigo from time to time).

    Your experience at your school is sombering. I'm relieved it was just a drill. My last five years at the highschool, we had to have three lock down drills a year. It was always very emotional.

    Good luck in Seattle. Do some deep breathing for the traffic. I'd rather stick a fork in my eye that brave that.
     
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    Daniel..do u deliver meals ? I did that for years.. up in the foothills in the St John’s area with a beautiful view of the Columbia river. One couple was in their 90’s and they had a huge garden in their heyday… I would bring them flowers from my garden and they could make them last for weeks. Of course the food was always warm when delivered. It was icy winter roads. Most of the people eventually moved or gone. I have fond memories of them all.

    School memories the drills motto..”Duck and Cover”….like if we were nuked that would matter…
     
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    @Daniel W i hope that your appointment goes well tomorrow.
     
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    Yes, @Pacnorwest. I'm glad you did too. Now, here, they are mostly frozen meals for a week's supply, plus a loaf of bread a week, two quarts of milk, and a bag of fruit and snacks. There are too many people to deliver to, and too few people doing it, to deliver hot meals.

    The St. John's neighborhood in Portland is like a small town, all its own. I like it a lot. I could see living there if I wanted to move back to Oregon. I don't know about gardening space there.
     
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    My day covers yesterday 11th & today 12th.
    Having decided to buy a new electric drill, Igot Amazon up on screen. Sign in box appeared with my email address already showing plus my password in dotted form. I clicked Sign IN. Now the fun started. Time about 1630. Password incorrect. Then email address incorrect. This went on and on. Believe me, I tried all ways to sign in. I was emailed (to the address that was incorrect) several numbered codes. These also failed then suddenly bingo. Order placed, expected delivery later today.
    Intending to sort this out. Had dinner break around 1900hrs. Then back to computer etc. Time now is 0133hrs. Even tried the chat line. As soon as it came up the chat would cost me £10 I clicked the site off. S. that for a lark. Perhaps granddaughter Chloee can sort it for me. No more Amazon for me.
     
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    I'll never use Amazon, bought something once from them unaware it was a "third party sale." The item failed within a few weeks, the firm had stopped trading and Amazon didn't want to know.

    Occasionally looking for something on the internet, I'll click on something where I don't notice "Amazon" in the small print, when the site comes up Amazon are trying to sell me something totally unrelated and you can't even "search" for the item on the site without first agreeing to accept a boat load of cookies.

    No thanks!
    eBay is far better.
     
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    Got to take Berry to the vets for 11.30am, he's developed a heamatoma in the ear flap of his right ear. The vet could drain it and put some antibiotics inside, but usually they operate on it. 2 of our other dogs had it so we know what it is, it has to be treated or it could get worse.
     
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    Logan sorry about Berry.. animals do get the darnedest things. One of my dogs gets cysts in the ear lobes little cysts. They just numb the ear remove it..
     
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    Thank you Pacnorwest, just came back and the vet said it was small so let it settle down and just keep an eye on it, which is good and she cleaned his ear inside, i couldn't do that myself as soon as he saw the bottle he was off and she gave me 2 syringes to use the cleaner, the consultation cost £37.50 which is good.
    Good that your dog gets the treatment for the cysts in the ears.
     
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