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need advice on houseplants

richi "rich_blen.remove." at web.de
Thu Sep 5 18:50:07 EST 2002


Thanks for all the advice John, and Cereoid (whatever sort of a name is that
anyway)  u need to go out and get yourself some sunshine or something to
brighten your life up.

Richi
"Cereoid+10" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:_EGd9.209$Rc4.69759018 at newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
> Oh politically incorrect and naive Johnny boy.
>
> No matter how hard you try, you can never teach a dog to fly.
>
> Accept you limitations and move on to something you actually can do.
>
> Some people just don't have the time or inclination to care for plants
> properly. That's the way it is in the real world. You just have to learn
to
> accept it, sweetpea. It would probably break your little heart if you knew
> the actual fates of the plants you sold so innocently so long ago. Most of
> what you "taught" went in one ear and out the other!! You make me laugh.
>
>
> John Margetts <john at jmargetts.fslife.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:al6rfb$53m$1 at newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> > Richi,
> >
> > Never, ever accept your limitations, or else you end up a cripple.
> >
> > You may not know enough at the present to grow huseplants, but you can
> > certainly learn.  The main things are light and water.  Buy plants that
> like
> > your light levels and ask how to water them.  It's watering that lets
most
> > unsuccessful people down.  The basic technique for watering is to wait
> until
> > the soil/compost is mostly but not completely dry and then give plenty,
> > allowing the pot to drain well after watering.
> >
> > You can learn: plants, brain surgery, rocket science, whatever, but not
by
> > listening to Cereoid+10.
> >
> > Cereoid+10,
> >
> > I ran my own nursery for many years and was always happy to sell plants
to
> > anyone, and I was always happy to teach them whatever they needed to
know.
> > Returning customers suggested I was quite successful.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> > "Cereoid+10" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
> > news:I_nd9.2471$X77.51040462 at newssvr15.news.prodigy.com...
> > > Actually not at all helpful. John should wake up and smell the rotting
> > > foliage.
> > > Anyone who works in a nursery/florist that cares about plants would
not
> > sell
> > > you live plants to take home and kill. You should seek out someone who
> > sells
> > > them cheap off the back of a truck who is trying to make a quick buck
> and
> > > couldn't care less about the fate of the plants.
> > >
> > > It is unrealistic to expect you to suddenly be able to master growing
> > plants
> > > because your admitted black thumb is an indication that you have
neither
> > the
> > > time nor inclination to care for them properly. Plants are living
things
> > > that need to be care for not inanimate objects or accessories. You
would
> > be
> > > better advised to get (artificial) silk plants or sculpture than to
kill
> > > more plants. Accept your limitations. Some sort of phallic sculpture
> would
> > > impress the chicks, if that is your goal.
> > >
> > <snip>
> >
> >
>
>





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