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August 11, 2020, 15:22:02 by Tee Gee
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Can't remember if I have put this up before, if I have? My apologies but I think it is worth another airing;


In ancient Israel , it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot.

Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg, indeed, she was often referred to as;  Amazon Dot Com.
 
 
She said unto Abraham, her husband,  why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?
 
Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddlebags short of a camel load, but simply said,

How, dear? He asked.
 
 Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns, these drums will send messages stating what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price.

The sales can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."
 
 
Abraham thought long, and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums.



The drums rang out and were an immediate success.

It came to pass that Abraham sold all his goods he had at a good price without even having to move from his tent.


To prevent neighboring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew.

It was to be known as;  Must Send Drum Over Sound (MS DOS).



She then developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures and named it;  Hebrew To The People (HTTP).
 
 
The young men called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS  did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.


 
Lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land.


Indeed, he did insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.

 
On seeing this; Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started? it  is being taken over by others."

Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel , or eBay as it came to be known.

He said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."
 
And Dot replied, lets name it;  "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." "YAHOO," said Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.
 
Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around the countryside. It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).
 
 
That is how it all began. And that's the truth.
lezelle
August 11, 2020, 08:50:03 by lezelle
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Hi Ya, Having just watched Monty Don on gardeners world I saw him using perlite to root cuttings. I have seen most mix the perlite in compost but he used it all on it's own to root cuttings, Has any one done the same?, Did it work ok< is there a better way to do it? I am interested as I was so impressed I am considering going and buying some to try. any advice is most welcome especially as most seem to mix in their compost and having heard and read some horror stories about the compost we buy and the compost provided to retail being of better quality the perlite made me think. Thanks.



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August 09, 2020, 17:15:35 by Digeroo
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So I sowed several type of brassicas in modules.  They germinated well and started to grow and then did not get much bigger. 
There was not much wrong with the compost the courgettes plants became huge.
In the end I planted out some very poor looking brassicas and once outside they have done well, just starting to crop the broccoli.
So what am I doing wrong.
For many years we have had a great guy at the local market.  His brassicas seedlings were amazing, so I have not bothered with my own.  He has now retired.
So what am I doing wrong?
I made a mistake and manage to plant some Dahlia seeds and cabbages in the same tray.  Dahlias great, cabbages stopped growing. 
I watered, I tried feeding.  I thought they might be too hot on the windowsill, so I put some out, but a deer ate them.
I really do need to get my act together on this before next year.  Bought seedlings at our local garden centre are very expensive, and they are not even in single modules. 
I sowed some cabbages direct, and covered with some blue netting,  someone stole it, and the pigeons attached the cabbages.  And there were two foot prints in my seed bed.
August 07, 2020, 21:50:46 by galina | Views: 379 | Comments: 5

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Hope your birthday was lovely and many many more to come, Pauline! 


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