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tamobhuuta 22-05-2020 08:20 PM

I don't think I've ever had a bagel.

chinahorse 22-05-2020 08:24 PM

Marmite is lovely.

Cat is meowing at me for his 86th meal of the day.

nonperson 22-05-2020 08:57 PM

My cat's not been so demanding for food lately, I think it's the hot weather.

I'm suspecting this may be a no, but does anyone ever watch Question of Sport?

tamobhuuta 22-05-2020 09:01 PM

Not me!

chinahorse 22-05-2020 09:17 PM

My mum got bertie a lickie mat for Christmas and I've been putting those liquid treats that look like a frube on it and in the freezer. Cools him down and keeps him entertained for ages. But yep I've been feeding a lot more wet food because of the heat. Going to swap to a high protein low grain diet in the next few days. I'm currently amusing him by putting toys in an upside down cardboard box.

I've seen it before. With my dad.

nonperson 22-05-2020 09:17 PM

I don't watch it often but it makes me laugh.

nonperson 22-05-2020 09:20 PM

Oooh a lickie mat sounds interesting. I've got those cat frube things too, they're a favourite.

The upside down box game doesn't work with Geordi.

chinahorse 22-05-2020 09:24 PM

I've not used it before but it was so hot in my flat I was searching for ways to cool him down and that was suggested. Worked well!

Hes toosmart.

nonperson 22-05-2020 09:48 PM

Nah, not smart. Just hard to entertain with toys.

I put those cat frubes in the fridge in the summer, might get a mat then if it works well!

Cacoethes 22-05-2020 10:19 PM

I don't know why but 'cat frubes' amused me

nonperson 22-05-2020 10:59 PM

It is a perfect description of them!

chinahorse 22-05-2020 11:39 PM

Literally is np

nonperson 23-05-2020 11:06 AM

Aren't they the most disgusting things to squeeze out though?

It's so windy outside today. =/

chinahorse 23-05-2020 11:07 AM

Oh, I find it quite satisfying!

It's certainly wild out today! Intense downpours here!

one_step_closer 23-05-2020 11:18 AM

It's not satisfying when it goes on your fingers, yuck!

Very wild here today too.

nonperson 23-05-2020 11:26 AM

I suppose it is a bit satisfying! But gross at the same time.

Send some of your rain this way please, Lillie. It's windy and sunny here with no rain in sight.

Anyone doing anything exciting this weekend?

chinahorse 23-05-2020 12:05 PM

I opened a wet food pouch the other day and it sprayed in my face. I nearly died.

Its dry right now np. But maybe it will blow your way?

chinahorse 23-05-2020 12:06 PM

Oh no, I'm super sorry. Can I ask you a plant thing?

Cacoethes 23-05-2020 12:09 PM

Morning guys
It was freezing last night!
Why are hospitals always either freezing or boiling??

chinahorse 23-05-2020 12:14 PM

That sucks beckie.

nonperson 23-05-2020 12:22 PM

Of course you can ask a plant thing. =)

chinahorse 23-05-2020 12:27 PM

Thank you ^.^

I have a Tillandsia cyanea 'Anita Pink' Bromeliad (totally googled that) and the bit that's ment to be pink is going green. The leaves are looking unhappy too. Bertie did bite the pink bit so it has a lovely impression of his top teeth on one side,but it flowered after this so I dont think it's that. How do I get it to be a happy plant?

nonperson 23-05-2020 12:50 PM

Very impressed that you gave the full plant name there. =P

So... I also don't think Bertie did any real damage to it. The pink bit won't stay pink forever. Once it's flowered from that pink bract, that whole flowering stalk will die and usually the parent plant will die too, but what it should do is produce loads of new "pups" around the outside that when they're big enough will then form a big clump and also flower. That could explain why the leaves are looking a bit rough.

Or it could be light levels/watering issues.

chinahorse 23-05-2020 12:51 PM

Oh I see. How rude. It didnt tell me it would die and not be pink. That's the reason I bought it!

chinahorse 23-05-2020 12:53 PM

I liked the idea of a houseplant that wasnt green.

nonperson 23-05-2020 12:54 PM

Yeah, they never tell you these things! They're quite often bought as like a one off splash of colour for a bit and then thrown away, kinda like how most people treat orchids. But that doesn't mean it has to be binned, it's always worth seeing what will happen. Bromeliads aren't always the most easy, I've grown a few and never got them to reflower. =(

tamobhuuta 23-05-2020 12:54 PM

Hi everyone, how are you?

nonperson 23-05-2020 12:59 PM

There are others that aren't green! I have a few black/purple leaved ones.

One is a ZZ Plant - Zamioculcus zamiifolia 'Raven' - which takes very little care at all... and there are also purple leaved Tradescantia or Senecio that are nice. My favourite is my spider plant, not the usual variegated skinny leaved type. This one is Chlorophytum orchidastrum 'Green Orange' which looks like a Hosta but with bright orange stalks on the leaves. =)

nonperson 23-05-2020 01:00 PM

Hey Tamo.

I'm ok now that I'm waffling away about plants, hehe. How're you?

tamobhuuta 23-05-2020 01:04 PM

I'm ok but slept really bad. My dad likes gardening, he's forever telling me the names of plants and I just forget.

nonperson 23-05-2020 01:11 PM

Sorry you didn't sleep well.

I forget the names all the time too.

Cacoethes 23-05-2020 01:43 PM

Must be hard remembering all those names!!!

It's just hammered down with rain here but now it's sunny again
Another ryl weather report for you there

one_step_closer 23-05-2020 01:59 PM

I just say 'that red flower' 'that blue flower' etc. It must be a bit like where someone goes to a librarian and says they can't remember the book title but the cover was blue.

Lots of rain and wind here. But I'm planning on at least one more walk I think.

Cacoethes 23-05-2020 02:04 PM

I know some flowers but only like, the main ones that everyone knows

Walks are good
I'm hoping for a walk to the shop today but it's not looking likely because staff today are ****

one_step_closer 23-05-2020 02:11 PM

Can you say that you've been allowed to go to the shop by other staff?

Cacoethes 23-05-2020 02:20 PM

Update: they said maybe, depending on what the weather is doing
It's blue skies and sun now so should be ok!
She said ask again around 3

nonperson 23-05-2020 02:41 PM

I just had a massive hail shower here! =o

one_step_closer 23-05-2020 03:14 PM

Blue skies and sun!!! I hope it lasts and you can get to the shop.

It's still like a storm here.

Cacoethes 23-05-2020 03:18 PM

Weather is weird

one_step_closer 23-05-2020 03:19 PM

Just like humans are!

Cacoethes 23-05-2020 03:55 PM


chinahorse 23-05-2020 05:19 PM

Ooo no I didnt know there were non green house plants! May have to visit an actual garden centre instead of morrisons. That's cheered me up. Hostas are my favourite outdoor plant.

Where I am weather report is grey, windy, on and off rain.

I should go to the shop. I have instead showered and put on clean pj bottoms (and a normal t shirt).

nonperson 23-05-2020 05:51 PM

You might be able to find some interesting ones online too, though it's nicer to see them before you buy.

My orange sort of hosta spider plant:

chinahorse 23-05-2020 07:09 PM

Oh that is very cheerful! I like that a lot.

nonperson 23-05-2020 07:48 PM

It's not as bright in real life but still one of my favourites. Have only seen them a couple of times in garden centres and it needs to be watered with bottled water. =/

chinahorse 23-05-2020 08:03 PM

That's a very fussy plant!!

nonperson 23-05-2020 08:25 PM

Worth it though. =)

chinahorse 23-05-2020 08:30 PM

How come it doesnt do tap water?

nonperson 23-05-2020 08:57 PM

There's something in tap water that makes the leaves go black.

chinahorse 23-05-2020 09:31 PM

Oh I see. It must be very rare in nature.

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