need advice on houseplants

Cereoid+10 cereoid at prodigy.net
Fri Sep 6 10:48:44 EST 2002


This criticism coming from someone who goes by "Richi" and brags he has
black thumbs?

Why don't you go and join the other freaks in the side show?

You can take Johnny "huseplant" fairy with you!!!

richi <rich_blen.remove. at web.de> wrote in message
news:al8qul$1oc0cq$1 at news.hansenet.net...
> Thanks for all the advice John, and Cereoid (whatever sort of a name is
that
> anyway)  u need to go out and get yourself some sunshine or something to
> brighten your life up.
>
> Richi
> "Cereoid+10" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
> news:_EGd9.209$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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