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30 Apr

Yesterday I collected the two items of livestock and four items of faurna that are entrusted to my responsibility for the next three weeks ::nervous:: now I am not so nervous of looking after the gerbils but I am nervous about the african violets!

At lunchtime I brought in a treet for the nibblers in the form of some broccoli, I waved the green veg infront of the perspex, nothing, I called their names, nothing, I opened the door [usually draws their attention], nothing. So I left the two bits of vroccoli on the wire ledge [they have a three story gerbilarium] and the pair of numpty’s couldn’t be bothered to walk up the ramp to where the stuff was but decided they could get to the juicy morsel through the wires.

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So I opened the door again, thinking they might come trotting up to grasp their treat but no, they sat there watching me ::rolleyes:: I eased down morsel one so #1 got his bit and then the second bit for #2 who I almost had to knock out before he noticed … they scurried to their respective corners and munched merrily. After all this enertion it was nap time [for them not me!]

30-04-10_1342 Doesn’t he look cute!!!

The other charges are sitting on my dresser, I am so nervous about them, they can be a difficult plant to grow, but Kim told me to talk to them, play them some music and just water them every couple of days ….. U-( …..

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My bud Kim, her hubby and daughter are driving down to London in preparation for flying off to Barbados tomorrow for two weeks RnR in the sun – oh yes and for her hubs to watch the 20/20 cricket tournament.

Have fun friends :wave:

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Posted by on April 30, 2010 in Pets

 

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7 responses to “Guest to stay

  1. H_ Wilamina

    April 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    AHHHHHH Barbados- Gorgeous land, gorgeous seas, gorgeous skies, gorgeous people.

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  2. Meg

    April 30, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I used to collect and propagate African Violets. 🙂 Biggest no-no is to over-water them, and try to avoid getting water on the leaves when you do water them. They love humidity though, so they do well in bathrooms if you’ve got the space for them there.

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  3. amgroves

    May 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Thanks Meg. I check the soil regularly to see if it feels damp at the top and only water them from the bottom. I know they don’t like over watering nor do they like underwatering either but they won’t tell me when enough is enough, lol. I managed well when I had them over christmas and new year and when the weather blocked me in. It’s just I can kill air plants, even my plastic ones look a bit unloved, lol.

    I will post progress reports, lol.

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  4. Me

    May 5, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I only water them once a week, and they can get a little dry and thats okay. Miss you and wish you were here!!!

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    • amgroves

      May 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

      Hello ‘Me’

      They don’t look like the past week has been any sufference to them, so I think I am doing okay with them.

      :wave:

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  5. Shrinking Vi

    May 16, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Any sign of life left in them there violets?

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    • amgroves

      May 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm

      Yes there do be .. I blogged my success

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