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Gardens / Re: Outdoor gardens
« on: May 17, 2011, 06:08:01 PM »
Still have not finished the lavender farm. It feels warm out there when you're walking around, but working in the ground leaves you with very stiff fingers. Do have all the germanimums planted, though, four in a planter and two in a cutesy little pot. So much else I have to do, but the soil has to warm up before I can do this bare-handed, which is the best way.

One lonely tulip survives out back after combined onslaught of squirrels and rain. The daffs are giving up the ghost -- they truly are the toughest flowers and the squirrels don't care about them, but I think their time is over for this year. Tulips at the front are ok but never opening these days because we just don't get enough bursts of sun. Probably just as well -- if they open, the next burst of rain will take them down.

Almost all the cherry blossoms are gone with the wind and the rain. Didn't get a photo, again. Och, weel. Soon there will follow ... cherries! Free cherries!

Perpetual Threads / Re: DoJustice [was "The prosecutor purge"]
« on: May 17, 2011, 02:47:46 PM »
Important article (everything Mayer writes is). Amazing that the news is not getting through when we know so much, but Obama clearly does not care about critics of his collapse on the constitution any more -- he likes being an emperor, and he is advancing that status for the presidency.

And yes, they are polishing up the Espionage Act for Manning and Assange. Fiendish thing to watch. Saddest of all that most USian journos are falling into line behind Obama. Could barely stand to watch Steve Croft's softballs lobbed at Obama on 60 Minutes. All militarized patriotism all the time. So much for the Republic.

Weather / Re: What is so gay as a day in May
« on: May 17, 2011, 02:39:32 PM »
Wonderful news, Debra.

Now you can think containers -- you did such a good group last year. I've still only just started; have a few things here to plant, but need a visit to the garden centre too. The chives are very happy already, and that's your doing! ;)

Gardens / Re: Outdoor gardens
« on: May 16, 2011, 09:28:53 AM »
Sorry to hear you've been so sick, brebis noire. *hugs* What do you do about the boys when you just can't get up for them? Are they able to run the show now for themselves? And help you?

USA / Re: Obamawatch: torture and civil liberties
« on: May 16, 2011, 09:26:49 AM »
Excellent interview from The Current with [?] Ferencz, who was one of the prosecutors at Nuremberg (now 92), on the possible illegality of the killing of bin Laden. He is followed on the show by an apologist, who also sounds like a good lawyer, except an American blinded by, well, being American.

Gardens / Re: Outdoor gardens
« on: May 15, 2011, 08:22:08 PM »
Grass is a constant weed -- won't fill itself in on bare patches where you want it, but it will invade your cultivated patches where you don't want it. Grass is frustratin'.

If by lilies you mean the bulbs, you should be able to replant those, even if they separated themselves -- lilies need separating every few years, so try again?

We're going through a week of rain according to predictions, very warm most of the time, although tomorrow is going to be a cool singularity. The rain is very light, sometimes just fog or mist. I have to brave it to put out the few other plants I've had from Vesey's for a bit -- I may containerize more than I expected to b/c I can work with the containers under a covered deck.

Still don't have my full complement of herbs -- those I'll get locally, but I haven't been up for the trip much b/c it's so dark so much of the time. Silly, really, since it would probably be ideal to hit the garden centres right now -- no one else there.

The Arts / William Shatner sings Oh Canada
« on: May 15, 2011, 06:22:58 PM »
Well, I think it's funny.

They played this last night, apparently, at the GG awards for the performing arts. Shatner is eighty.

Gardens / Re: Outdoor gardens
« on: May 15, 2011, 03:46:39 PM »
Is it true that the French for acorn is "gland"?

Health / Re: Cancer Cure? No MSM on it.
« on: May 15, 2011, 11:53:28 AM »
Very moving statement. Comfort and peace is exactly what I wish for him.

News / Re: Head of IMF arrested on accusations of sexual assault
« on: May 15, 2011, 09:20:26 AM »
About confusion over the charge: my blog partner Kevin tweeted at me last night that that may result from the title of the law that's being used: "sodomy" is in the title, but it's used to cover more things, I gather. I'll see if I can scroll back and find the link to the law -- haven't read it yet.

News / Re: Head of IMF arrested on accusations of sexual assault
« on: May 14, 2011, 08:51:34 PM »
Yes, it may be. I'm trying to track EW's questions abt this -- she's hinting he has powerful enemies in NYC, but I haven't put all that together yet. Another Spitzer story?

Gardens / Re: Outdoor gardens
« on: May 14, 2011, 03:15:51 PM »
I read leftdog's plaint yesterday on Alison's post at Dawg's, so I tweeted the link and credited him. Will go to tweet his own post now.

Gardening naked here might work -- it's very warm, but we have mist that is some of the way towards being fog -- ie, neighbours might rub their eyes just to be sure of what they were seeing. But, um, mainly, I think I'll pass.

Gardens / Re: Outdoor gardens
« on: May 14, 2011, 12:14:10 PM »
First time I've done this: yesterday, I got two sets of plugs (starter plants) from Vesey's, some lavender and some old-fashioned pelargoniums (geraniums). They arrive interestingly, in a plastic case of six plugs, each in its own little compartment. They were a bit squished in there, but they look good and should revive quickly.

Going to put the geraniums in a longish planter and let them summer outside; by fall they should be big enough for me to take cuttings and start a few more single pots, so from now on I can has geraniums inside through the winter.

And if it doesn't rain too much this aft, I'll go out and plant my little lavender farm. Don't know whether they'll flower this year, but I want a lavender farm!

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