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Discussion in 'The GC 'Buttery'' started by capney, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. capney

    capney Head Gardener

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    Hi every body. Remember me? It,s been awhile since I have posted. Not sure what happened. Life moves on and and directions change. Glad to see the forum is still up and running. A lot of things have happened since my last post. Sad things and glad things. Saddest is I have lost two of my younger brother and sister. They were twins and taken from us far to early.

    Great news is we are now grandparents. It,s been awhile coming but we are so pleased.

    Okay, the garden. My little patch. The front lawn had to go after a severe attack of chaffer bug. It is now gravel and far easier to maintain.

    Now to the back. I had the misfortune to fall in the pond. Not a serious affair but it could have been. Within days of that event the fish were gone, the pond was emptied, liner removed. Filled with top soil and is now planted with alpines.

    I am now into growing dendrobium orchids and a think having some success with them.

    I hope you welcome me back and I really should try to post more.

    Thank you.

    Capney
     
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    • Verdun

      Verdun Passionate gardener

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      Welcome capney :)
      As you said, some sad and some glad news. Isn’t that life though?
      Look forward to your posts :)
       
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      • ARMANDII

        ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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        Capney, you are most welcome as a well respected, much liked member and it's great to have you back in the GC Gang. I'm really sorry to hear of the loss of your brother and sister it always hits hard.
        I can understand why you took that decision, but I love my wild life pond and it will be the next person who takes over my House who will have to decided whether they want it or not.

        You do know that people will be asking for your advice now!!:heehee:

        Welcome back, my friend
         
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        • Freddy

          Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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          Yes, I remember you :) Welcome back :thumbsup:
           
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          • capney

            capney Head Gardener

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            Talking about the weather. I remember last summer we had a tremendous hail storm which just about shredded every leaf on my runner beans. I was gutted. They did finely recover and give us some beans. So far this year the beans are okay but a little short on the harvest at this time year.
             
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            • shiney

              shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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              Welcome Back. :grphg:

              You'll soon get back into the swing of being on GC. There are still lots of us pottering around here. :)
               
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              • Victoria

                Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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                And a big :sign0016: back from me! Still lots of us oldies here. :heehee:

                My heartfelt sympathies on the sad loss of your brother and sister but congratulations on becoming grandparents.

                Lots has happened here too and I will catch up with you soon. :imphrt: xx
                 
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                • Upsydaisy

                  Upsydaisy Total Gardener

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                  :sign0016: back from me too @capney . My condolences to you and your family, so very sad for you all. Your grandchildren must bring you all pure joy.....we're still waiting!!!:)
                   
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                    Fat Controller 'Cuddly' Scottish Admin! Staff Member

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                    Welcome back @capney - nice to see you!
                     
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                    • capney

                      capney Head Gardener

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                      Many thanks for your welcome back guys and gals. I really appreciate it. This afternoons horticulture job is to remove and keiki from one of my Dendrobium orchids and pot it up. This will be a first for me.
                       
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                      • CanadianLori

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                        It is nice meeting you @capney ! I'm fairly new so did not know you from before and I am glad you are able to join back in. The more the merrier :)
                         
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                        • lolimac

                          lolimac Total Gardener

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                          Great to see you back Capt'n...:thumbsup:
                           
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                          • Jenny namaste

                            Jenny namaste Total Gardener

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                            Welcome aboard again @capney - nice to have you back in the lower decks' quarters.
                            Jenny Namaste
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                            • capney

                              capney Head Gardener

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                              Hi Victoria
                              Great to hear from you again. I see from your profile you are still in Portugal. Yes, We must catch up some time.
                               
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                              • JWK

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                                Welcome back capney.
                                Sorry to hear about your siblings.
                                Are you still growing those Amish paste tomatoes?
                                 
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