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disease on Apricot tree??
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bailey36
my tree has been really doing great until this year, the trunk divides about 2 feet up, one side started getting wilty, so I extra watered it. Then I noticed that a big glob of clear sticky stuff was under a small bump in the branch then another smaller brown blob under that one, I took the blobs off then cut the bump off the branch, saw nothing, so I dusted it thoroughly with DE, should I just cut off the branch? Anyone know what happened, I'm in zone 5 we had NO winter and lots of frosts After it bloomed but the leaves are really lush on the good side.

TIA,
Bailey

Happy Happy Happy Birthday cherittfn
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bailey36
I wish you a most pleasant and blessed time for your special day. ~~and many moooore!

your bouquet, please close your eyes, is a beautiful symphony of an entire orchestra seranading you on your birthday, and a tall dark handsome man handing you a huge armful of red roses. All wrapped in lovely gold-flecked gift wrap.

H B to Troubleagain!
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bailey36
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Have an absolutely wonderful special day!
I don't have any money but I have 8 beautiful red roses, the are opened just a little, and surrounded with Queen Anne's lace, and fern foliage, and I just presented them to you in a lovely cut crystal vase with a slight ruby tint. Happy Birthday, the smell fills your virtual home with the fragrance of rich Chinese tea.

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bailey36
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Writer's Block: Reminiscing about the Internet
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bailey36
Do you remember the things you did when you first started using the Web and how it has changed your life?


I was just emailing at first, I used Juno, a bad service at best, It did help me find people way out in the world it was exhilarating. When I got my first internet pc [1994] it was awesome, I was off and running, so much information out there so little time.

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bailey36
I picked and cooked greens, collard, rutabaga, broccoli and Brussels Sprouts greens as well as quite a lot of broccoli heads and Brussels Sprouts.

I am going to have plenty of yummy greens to eat with our turkey. My hubs prefers only meat and potatoes for his feast. So it's only turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy [gravy is considered to be a beverage in our home]. I have to strip the carcass immediatly so that he doesn't pick it clean, that way I can boil the bones to make yummy soups.

I put leftovers in containers and he can make 'endless' left over dinners, and I can have soups. Also I get some decent veggies this thanksgiving. **many smiles**.

And it's winter here, no snow yet, several frosts...Oh and and a volunteer snow pea growing out of my composter provided me with a nice fresh snow pea, while picking my broccoli yesterday. YAY!

veggies
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bailey36

Happy Birthday krystalily
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bailey36
Happy Birthday krystalily, and many happy returns of the day. Lots of great gardening years ahead!

Happy Birthday
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bailey36

Happy Birthday Calizen, many happy returns of the day!  Click Me!

Bees in the Squash
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bailey36
I was taking pix of my squash blossoms when I saw this:

see that bee butt up in the bottom of the blossom? Well a day later I went out to harvest some squash blossoms and I picked that blossom, now all closed up and it buzzed in my hand so I freed that greedy little bee, then I checked the other blossoms and found three bees in one, I kept dropping it and a bee would crawl out then picking it up and feel the buzzing and another bee squeezed out, and a third. poor bees, maybe I should check all the blossoms... I find bees in my harvested squash blossoms all the time so I wasn't as surprised as I was when I saw the huge black wasp sitting on the 7 foot tall amaranth. I had to look it up to reassure myself that it wouldn't eat my entire garden overnight.

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