Re: [gardeners] Re: Hello! and West Australia report.

Jann (
Tue, 04 Feb 2003 11:16:38 -0600

>Hey Marc!!! Looks like you are recovering. I have been thinking about you! 
>Let me know when you become an agent!! I also love my wildflowers!!!
>At 02:44 PM 2/4/03 +0800, you wrote:
>>Hi Penny and every one.  Thanks for the thoughts.It sure is busy here at the
>>I took delivery of 35 tonnes of chicken poo that has been composted with
>>brewery waste. I also got 1.3 tonnes of sheep dag pellets ( Sabrina Hahn's
>>Sheep Dags, More than just sheep poo!) to help build up the soil. I am also
>>using fish/seaweed and soil microbes to reestablish the floriculture in my
>>soil.      Check out the products I am using on this site.
>>  I have at the moment approx 5000 plant a mix of Zucchinis, basil , lettuce
>>, various capsicums ( Sweet Bell Peppers)  and melons oh and of course
>>chilies ready to plant. A lot of the plants were donated by a nursery some
>>350 kms away after they heard of my plight.
>>They would normally have thrown them out but decided to gift them to me to
>>help me out.
>>  The weather is pretty much just hot with a couple of cooler days thrown in.
>>We did get a smattering of rain on Sunday but although Perth had a really
>>heavy down pour 1" in total we only got a trace.
>>I am getting a little 16hp 4wd tractor with a range of implements  with it
>>so that should make life a lot easier. I am also looking at becoming the
>>agent for a local wildflower packaging company that packages small
>>mounts( home garden)
>>They have a huge range and I do love my wildflowers.
>>If anyone would like some WA wildflowers let me know and I can see what I
>>can do. Check the  West Australian wild flowers out on google of similar.
>>West Oz is world renowned for its native spring displays.
>>I go into hospital at months end to have the first of my carpel tunnel
>>operations then the second some six weeks later. After they are done with
>>they can then hopefully find whereabouts my back pain is coming from. It
>>makes life very hard when you cant walk for a couple of hours in the
>>mornings. I have to swallow a few painkillers and wait a while and then I
>>can function. I broke my back in 1983 and it has been relatively well
>>behaved up until last winter when it went again. It hasn't come right since.
>>Must away more work to do, keep up the good work everyone.
>>Kind regards
>>Marc Winterburn
>>The Oz Chilli Man
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: <>
>>To: <>
>>Cc: <>
>>Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 12:57 PM
>>Subject: Hello!
>> >
>> > Hi there, Marc -- I've been hoping that the weather conditions in western
>> >
>> > Australia had smoothed out some, but we have not heard from you --
>> > this is a private message only because I wanted to send you several
>> > attachments concerning the fires and flooding, and we are not allowed
>> > to post them thru Gardeners...
>> >
>> > Did the torrential rain reach south to you?  Three weeks ago I looked up
>> > where you live, but right now I am not sure where the rain line fell.
>> > Lancelin and Mogumbar, 50 miles north of Perth -- only I have a problem
>> > placing them on the full west coast of Australia.
>> >
>> > Flooding in Western Australia
>> >
>> >
>> > No, the more I look at it, the more I realize that you must be quite a
>> > ways
>> > south of the rain. Have you been blessed with any at all...?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > As for the fires on the east coast, they apparently rage on and on. Here
>> > in
>> > New York, right beside the Atlantic Ocean, we are occasionally subject to
>> >
>> > dreaded hurricanes, bringing with them strong storm surges which drown
>> > coastal properties and homes (my friends in Connecticut and South
>> > Carolina,
>> > for instance); we do periodically suffer an intense drought; we had one
>> > winter about 10 years ago which brought 18 snow storms (phenominal - for
>> > the norm is about 2); and we actually had a moderate earthquake about
>> > 10 years ago, (epicentured only 4 miles away!) which woke us up in
>> > amazement. But the usual weather pattern for New York City is very
>> > moderate -- perhaps down to 20*f in winter, and up to 90* or 95* for a
>> > few days only in summer.  This winter IS different:  -10f to -15f every
>> > night for two weeks ...  and everyone in the area has fallen trees,
>> > myself
>> > included. Nature has evidently gone nuts.
>> >
>> > How are the zucchini plants doing...?  What else have you put in the
>> > ground?
>> >
>> > You are welcome to reply to me directly on the Gardeners line, since I
>> > know
>> > so many people are really interested in your well-being ....
>> >
>> > Penny, NY
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > .
>> >
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