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Re: Woodland - Krikey!


I did see that today - what a great guy.  But he went doing the very thing
he loved, I do feel badly for his wife and kids.  The little one (3 years
old)  will only know him through everyone else's accounts of him I'm
afraid.

On 9/4/06, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
>
> Yes, that was too sad about the Crocodile Hunter.  However, I guess he
> died
> as he lived -- taking chances with wildlife.  You are right; he was such a
> fun guy.
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 6:56 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Woodland - Krikey!
>
>
> > How does one keep a woodland garden going?
> > I put in a lovely little raised bed surrounded by rock wall in a shady
> > area about 20 feet from the base of a maple several years ago.  The
> > Glaucidium was to be the star.  It steadily improved for about 3 yrs
> then
> > started going downhill with only 3 small blooms this year.  I figured,
> > since the soil had been a bit too sandy for my liking to begin with,
> even
> > though I added humus then, it probably needed more plus some nutrients.
> > So I dug it out and I was right, too sandy, but the amount of tree roots
> > was astounding!  They were stealing every bit of good stuff that had
> been
> > in that bed.  I dug and cut, dug and cut, then added lots of
> leafmold.  I
> > tossed in alfalfa, kelp, greensand, sul-po-mag, rock phosphate, stirred
> it
> > all up.  Leveled it out, plunked the Glaucidium back in, but not the
> rest
> > of the plants. And watered. Phew!
> > But how long will this last?
> >
> > Oh - the Krikey part - did you hear Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter
> from
> > Down Under died?  Stung in the heart by a stingray.  What a shame.  He
> was
> > such a fun guy.
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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