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ImageRidesredmule
Feb 13, 2011 7:46 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Oh, How horrible. Poor horses. I hope they get it figured out....
Imageirisarian
Feb 13, 2011 7:49 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Horrible about the horses, glad that the jockeys are ok. Being on a horse probably saved them. There are on & off problems with dogs being shocked while walked on Boston sidewalks, but no deaths as far as I can recall. There usually must be water present. One never knows what is underground or in the case of dogs metal poles which have power.

18°F this morning--hope it warms up MUCH more. I would like to get the sheet of ice off the driveway.
murielw1
Feb 13, 2011 9:32 AM CST
overcast and chilly with a breeze today, with fine rain that goes through you, miss the sun we have had the last few days.
ImageJaeRae
Feb 13, 2011 9:53 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
wow! Terrible about the horses. let us know if they find the cause. Glad you won the Rugby Neil.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagecececoogan
Feb 13, 2011 1:39 PM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
oh no the poor horses. Of course I'm glad the jockeys were okay but ahhhhhhhhhhhh the horses. :confused:They are such beautiful creatures. I used to love to ride. Haven't now in many many many years.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
ImageNEILMUIR1
Feb 13, 2011 2:01 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
I used to ride a lot but when I got married that stopped!
Regards.
Neil.
ImageJaeRae
Feb 13, 2011 2:28 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagecececoogan
Feb 13, 2011 2:35 PM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
I was 18 the last I rode, I'm now 55 do the math. I've gotten old before my time I'm thinking.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imageirisarian
Feb 13, 2011 3:32 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Stopped riding in my 40s when the girls took over the horses.
Imagecececoogan
Feb 14, 2011 5:19 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
5a.m. and 39º. I like it. Hasn't been this warm at 5 am since before Christmas. Got to 46º yesterday with about the same today. The dripping of melting ice and snow off the house, the trees, was music. Supposed to be near 50's by then end of the week with rain. I can handle rain, you don't have to SHOVEL rain.

Need to get rain barrels hooked back up to catch that lovely water. We'll use the early fills to fill the pond up, and the rest for containers when this summer Mother Nature decides rain is not on her agenda for about 5,6 weeks.........................Time to wake up and fly right, hibernation has been way way too long.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
ImageNEILMUIR1
Feb 14, 2011 5:44 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Cherie, i woke up to sunshine this morning! What a treat after the cold and rain we have had for a week solid. I might be able to get my pansies in today as it is 68F here, which is unusual.
The ground is still cold and wet though, but that does not bother pansies, or the hanging baskets they have to go in. Hopefully the sunshine will come your way!
Hope you are both well.
Group hug
Regards.
Neil.
Imagecececoogan
Feb 14, 2011 6:26 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
Oh forgot to wish a Happy Valentines Day to all my friends here.

Yes Neil, we are both doing okay. Just very tired of this long winter. I just saw on the t.v. forecast that right now is the high. We have a Northeastern wind that really has my wind chimes singing that will bring us down to 36 by afternoon but it is still over freezing so I'm okay with that.

I like the prospect of 50's by the end of the week.

Did do some seeds yesterday. Abutilon, Hyacinth bean, Castor Bean Basil and Rosemary. I was going through withdrawal and needed to do something.

I have some seed for Cerinthe? is that how it is spelled? I got them from Thompson and Morgan. Neil can you tell me a bit about them? Would they be easy to start? I am determined to succeed at seed starting this year. I can't tell you the amount of dollars I have gone through over the past few years trying to manage seed starting and having it flop on me then I have to spend more on the annuals already started and in pots to have them. If at first you don't succeed, try try again, but this is the 4th year of trying for me. What could I possibly be doing wrong?????
the faster I go, the behinder I get
murielw1
Feb 14, 2011 7:25 AM CST
Hope you remembered Valentines Day Neil, or you will be in the dog house, Hee hee.

I have made a fruit cake in the shape of a heart for Peter, then for dinner tonight, it is Chicken Breast in white wine, cream, mushrooms, onions, garlic, sauce, with Jasmin rice.
Imagecececoogan
Feb 14, 2011 7:52 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
yum I'm coming to your house for dinner.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
ImageNEILMUIR1
Feb 14, 2011 7:57 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dearest Cherie, do you mean wall flowers ( Cheiranthus)? If so they are a member of the cabbage family, so prefer a lime soil. They are normally grown like this.
Sow Outdoors: 1/4 inch. Early spring or early autumn, with the exception of biennials; these should be sown out from the middle of summer to early autumn. Spacing 6 to 18 inches.
Sow Indoors: Use seed compost. Water from below. Germination time: one to three weeks. Temperature 65 to 75°F. Nine or ten weeks in advance. Transplant annuals and perennials outdoors before the last frost; transplant biennials in the middle of summer.
Requirements: Full sunlight or light shade. Very good drainage. Ordinary soil. Soil pH 7+. Pinch tips. Water during dry periods. Propagate: the cuttings in spring.
As I do not know what you have got, it is hard to tell. Normally they are dead easy to grow and seed themselves. Do not put them in an acid soil, as you will have problems.
Basil is easily killed because people forget where it comes from, and the same as Rosemary. Basil is really easy to grow, just sow it and then sieve a little compost on top.
Remember to firm you seed tray down lightly with a flat piece of wood first. I have one with a handle on it and we call them tampers. then sow your seed, add the sieved compost and ever so slightly tamp that down and water gently. then as it comes up which does not take long with some heat, prick them out into small pots. They come from the Mediterranean Regions and like Rosemary do not like to be flooded with water.
Rosemary is a bit more tricky as you should sow it in May in seed trays in your garden! It is about 15% successful in germination and it may take two months to germinate, but leave three months just in case. Don't forget to water it. The easiest way to grow Rosemary is from cuttings. Use a good healthy plant and May to mid June, then using a good knife take off cuttings about 3 inches long or you can rip them off and take heel cuttings. Remove the bottom leaves to about an inch from the bottom with your fingers, and place in a pot two to three cuttings a pot in normal compost and water. They need to have a plastic bag over them and the will root at 65-70 F If you are doing heel cuttings take some of the heel of but not all of it and do the same as above.
Rosemary likes a lime soil, and Basil loves kitchen windows in the winter if you keep using it!
Hope this helps.
Group hug
Regards.
Neil.
murielw1
Feb 14, 2011 8:12 AM CST
Just looked at out weather gage, 60, at last the sun is showing its face, but still chilli, just put the heating on, and a fleece jacket on.
Cherie do you want me to send my broomstick, you will know it is for you it will have a heart shape baloon on it, Hee hee.
Love Muriel
Imagecececoogan
Feb 14, 2011 8:16 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imageirisarian
Feb 14, 2011 9:52 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
45°F at the moment. Back down to 20 tomorrow for some strange reason & warmer later in the week. Have to get more ice off the walk & drivway. I can't even think about plants at the moment.
Imagecececoogan
Feb 14, 2011 9:54 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
latest foercast here shows down to 36 this afternoon 40's tomorrow, 50's wed, thurs 40's friday and 28 on Saturday..... Roller coaster time.....................................
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imageirisarian
Feb 14, 2011 10:00 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Happy Valentines Day to everyone.

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