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JUNE NEWSLETTER 2011
Euphorbias come from practically everywhere you can think of and, being so widely distributed Around the world means they have morphed into over 2000 species in climates ranging from tropical through dry deserts to chilly temperate zones. Some are evergreen, some
deciduous, some succulent and cactus like, others
woody like most shrubs. Winter blooming types can
be grown in garden beds or pots. When flowering is finished, cut the plants back quite hard.
All euphorbias share one unpleasant thing in common
They have a sticky, milky sap which is more or less
poisonous if you manage to ingest it, and somewhat or highly irritating to the skin and eyes if you spill it on yourself. Of course, lots of other common garden plants
are poisonous too, so as long as you cover up when
pruning. “Rudolph” euphorbia grows to 45cm tall and
produces a rosette of bright red bracts.
It is a vigorous compact plant with lime-green flowers in
Spring and will look attractive year round in pots and
Courtyards. Plant in in most soil types and apply mulch
for best results.
The symptoms, yellow leaves and scraggly growth,
overfeeding plants is bad so you’re careful to avoid that
trap, but underfeeding potted plants can be disastrous too.
The cause, over time, all potting mixes will go barren if you
don’t add any more fertiliser. All plant foods are soluble so
every time you water a pot some plant food drains away with
the water. Soon enough there’s nothing left in the potting mix.
Solution feed lightly, but feed often. Just as you have to water
potted plants more often than the same plant grown in the
garden, you also have to feed them more often. With pots
the rule is to give a little, and do it often with a daily or every
second day watering in summer, feed once a fortnight. In winter
when watering is reduced, feed once a month or every six weeks.
Rondeletia was quite common once, you still see them in older gardens. They combine well with agapanthus gardenia, azalea and iceberg rose at a time when traditional federation style gardens were in. It is rare to find a rondeletia in nurseries these
days, however which is a shame, they are tough and provide a
long lasting display of lightly perfumed, salmon pink blooms from late winter to spring. It makes a good screen or informal hedge and is a wonderful backdrop to perennials and smaller flowering shrubs.
You can keep going long after you think you can’t.
With time women gain weight because
we accumulate so much information,
and wisdom in our heads, that when there is
no more room, it distributes out to the rest
of our bodies, so we aren’t heavy, we are
enormously cultured, educated and happy .
beginning today when I look at my backside
in the mirror. I will think, good grief how smart I am.
How to stay young
Try everything twice
Keep cheerful friends the grouches pull you down.
Keep learning, learn the computer, crafts, whatever,
Never let the mind get idle, An idle mind is the devils
workshop, and the devils name is alzheimers.
Chocolate Cherry Mousse Baskets
300ml thickened cream, 1 tablespoon icing sugar,
1 cup double thick chocolate custard, 80g cherry ripe
Chocolate bar, chopped, 120g packet brandy snap baskets.
Whip cream and icing sugar until soft peaks form. Fold
Through custard and some of the chopped cherry ripe,
spoon into brandy snap baskets or glasses, top with
remaining cherry ripe and cherries if desired.
Don’t follow your dreams, chase them.
Murwillumbah Bus Trip will be leaving
Woolworths 7.45am on Saturday
The Kyogle Iris Day on Saturday 2nd July will be
$15 and tickets can be obtained from Ron
Rosemary Lamb Chops
Place 2 tablespoons each of mint jelly, red wine and
chopped fresh rosemary into a bowl, add 1 tablespoon
balsamic vinegar. Pour over 6-8 lamb forequarter
chops, toss to coat and stand for 5 min. Remove chops
from marinade and char-grill for 5-6 min each side,
basting with the marinade. Serve with toasted garlic
croutons and mushy peas.
Lise Plourde Professional Member RAA
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