RYL Forums

RYL Forums (https://www.recoveryourlife.com/forum/index.php)
-   General Chat (https://www.recoveryourlife.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21)
-   -   The 'I need a distraction' thread. (https://www.recoveryourlife.com/forum/showthread.php?t=243064)

nonperson 06-08-2022 03:29 PM

Ah sorry Beckie. For some reason I thought it was a spa.

And Jenna, yes it is indeed a cactus garden combined with a chocolate factory.

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 03:33 PM

Body image issues Jenna. Classic.
Ohh the period excuse is a good one!
I haven't had a period in 9 years but they don't know that (obviously, would be a bit weird if they did)


The cactus garden thing sounds awesome!

one_step_closer 06-08-2022 03:34 PM

Unpacking can sometimes be fun for a short period. But procrastinate away if it suits you, Alison!

Someone on Fb was saying there's a poison plants garden (don't know where) full of deadly plants and you can get a tour of it but some people pass out because of the fumes. I'd rather go to the cactus garden chocolate factory.

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 03:44 PM

Yes i have heard of that garden!
I wonder if they have a gift shop
But yes,.cactus garden chocolate factory sounds a lot friendlier!

nonperson 06-08-2022 03:47 PM

Poison plant gardens are often just over hyped to be honest. They mostly contain very normal every day plants that no one realises are poisonous.

The Worst Witch 06-08-2022 03:52 PM

Except you, because you’re a massive plant geek :P

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 03:53 PM

Do you grow any poisonous plants at your work?

nonperson 06-08-2022 04:07 PM

Yep! Loads.

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 04:10 PM

Cool!

Random question, what's your favourite plant of all time?

nonperson 06-08-2022 04:12 PM

That's an impossible question to answer.

I have a couple of favourite trees of all time though - Sequoiadendron giganteum and Wollemia nobilis.

You've got nothing to do today so I'll leave you to research what's cool about them =P

The Worst Witch 06-08-2022 04:13 PM

NP, I assume they have a use even though they’re poisonous to us?

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 04:19 PM

I think I've seen those trees about!
No idea what they were called though obviously!

nonperson 06-08-2022 04:33 PM

You might have seen Sequoiadendrons around. The Wollemi pine is a bit more unusual.

Alison - yep, poisonous plants are often just highly ornamental. Like foxgloves, daffodils, tulips, lillies... You'd just have to be bloody stupid to eat one. =P

I'm on my laptop now so here comes the plant word vomit.

And what's really interesting is that quite often the plant is used for something edible, maybe the leaves or, as a specific example, Ricinus - it's grown as an ornamental annual, we get caster oil from from the seeds which we ingest (not for food, mind), but the seed itself is highly poisonous. We have to wear gloves when we sow them at work.

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 04:40 PM

That's pretty cool!
I wonder how people found out they could use bits of plant for certain things but not to ingest them
Hell of a lot of trial and error?!

nonperson 06-08-2022 04:54 PM

I guess it's the same with herbs and edible flowers and medicinal plants and how to make paper or papyrus or cotton. People are clever when they want to be!

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 05:02 PM

Very true!
In the grand scheme of things, we have come a very long way very fast

nonperson 06-08-2022 05:09 PM

Technology wise, yes. But people have been utilising plants for various uses for thousands of years.

Zurg 06-08-2022 05:40 PM

The best plants are the ones that can be smoked!!!! Woop, woop!!!
#sorrynotsorry

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 05:43 PM

That's true.
It's pretty amazing!

Haha! Yes zurg!
Though i will refrain from commenting further as i already got an infraction once upon a time for discussing illegal activity. Or something like that. XD

one_step_closer 06-08-2022 05:47 PM

Naughty Kat!

I still haven't done anything about getting my forget me not seeds planted.

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 05:51 PM

Have you got all the stuff to plant them?

one_step_closer 06-08-2022 05:58 PM

Yeah, if I'm planting them in a pot just don't know if they should be outside or inside. I've done research but taken nothing in. Just need to focus and get it done some time.

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 06:07 PM

I think you need NP's plant expertise!

Pi.R^2 06-08-2022 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nonperson (Post 4329970)
And what's really interesting is that quite often the plant is used for something edible, maybe the leaves or, as a specific example, Ricinus - it's grown as an ornamental annual, we get caster oil from from the seeds which we ingest (not for food, mind), but the seed itself is highly poisonous. We have to wear gloves when we sow them at work.

oooh, I know one, pick me pick me pick me!! (Is it a surprise to anyone that I was that kid at school?? Rhubarb is an example right??

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4329978)
Though i will refrain from commenting further as i already got an infraction once upon a time for discussing illegal activity. Or something like that. XD

Lol, I'm off to stalk to see what that infraction was now :P

I just did some gardening myself so feel that is quite relevant to the current discussion.

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 06:11 PM

It was yeeeaaarrss ago now jenna!
I can't even remember what it was for!

I hate gardening.
I think i was forced to do it too much in various hospital admissions
Damn OTs

nonperson 06-08-2022 06:22 PM

I hate gardening too.

And I've just learned something new about rhubarb.

Gold star for Jenna.

nonperson 06-08-2022 06:23 PM

Oh and Lindsay, you could probably put your seeds inside or outside. Inside might be better on a sunnyish windowsill.

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 06:27 PM

I was thinking about getting some houseplants.
I like having flowers on my windowsill but obviously they die.
Trouble is, i can barely keep myself alive, let alone a houseplant! Lol

Zurg 06-08-2022 07:28 PM

Surprisingly Beckie, a plant is often much less complicated to keep alive than a person. Just sayin'. Also as a bonus info, a lot of plants these days come with an instruction as to how to best care for them :-)

And i wasn't talking about anything illegal up there . I was more thinking in the lines of tobacco. Which has not yet been known for causing people to become seriously mental ;-)
(Unless of course you try to stop them from lighting up their fags!!!)

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 07:32 PM

I'll have to have a look around for a suitable plant!

Of course you weren't zurg ;p
But yes, when i got put in hospital i used to go mental when they wouldn't let me out for a cigarette!
But tbf, back when i smoked (around 5 years ago) you could still smoke in the gardens of psych wards rather than having to have leave to go off site to smoke.

The Worst Witch 06-08-2022 07:32 PM

I don’t mind gardening, but I moved to a flat where all the gardening etc is done by a factor and I just pay a fee for them to do it. Much easier, although factor fees are expensive!

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 07:35 PM

I can imagine!
My neighbour cuts my grass for free so can't complain!

Zurg 06-08-2022 08:11 PM

In Denmark you're still allowed to smoke in hospital. They tried to ban it, hell broke loose and they had to backtrack on that decision. Probably a wise decision.

An orchid is a pretty easy going plant Beckie.

I had a garden once. I loved being able to go outside. But i hated keeping the garden neat!!!! I had a tree in my garden. I lived there for almost 3 years and not until the very end did i discover what kind of tree when it grew one single damn fine looking pear :D

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 08:17 PM

Yeah i remember when it was first banned.
It was not good at all!
I think there's a time and a place to get people to quit smoking, a psych ward when people are unwell is not a good time or place!

Orchids are pretty!

I'm not a fan of fruit trees!
We had an orchard (apples and plums) where the family used to live and all the fruit would fall and if you didn't keep on top of it, it was wasp central!!

Elmer 06-08-2022 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zurg (Post 4329994)
Surprisingly Beckie, a plant is often much less complicated to keep alive than a person.

The fact that I'm alive, amongst the (what I imagine to be) literal forests worth of plants I have tried to raise, and simply murdered, makes me doubt this assertion...

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 09:02 PM

I guess I'll never know until i try!

Elmer 06-08-2022 09:05 PM

Succulents.

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 09:12 PM

I have heard succulents are pretty hardy!

The lump on my gum has reappeared.
I am rather annoyed about it

Zurg 06-08-2022 09:44 PM

Meat eating plant!!! Feed it all the annoying people in your life and you're both absolutely sorted!!!

Also Elmer, attempting to keep anything alive sometimes requires a certain practise amount. A reasonable waste is expected!!! No, i am not evil!!! Just currently armed with coffee and unsupervised….!!

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 09:49 PM

Hell no!
I've seen little shop of horrors!

Elmer 06-08-2022 10:19 PM

FEED ME SEYMOUR

Pi.R^2 06-08-2022 10:21 PM

DON'T FEED THE PLANTS!

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 10:23 PM

We watched it last Christmas
My sister (17 at the time) was snuggled next to my mum and hiding behind her saying 'nooo i don't like it!' For the majority of the movie

Elmer 06-08-2022 10:24 PM

Now I have 'Suddenly Seymour' stuck in my head :plain:

EDIT: My sister did Little Shop of Horrors as a play in primary school

nonperson 06-08-2022 10:29 PM

I named my first houseplant Audrey after Little Shop of Horrors =D

nonperson 06-08-2022 10:30 PM

Also I disagree with many of Zurg's plant care statements above but cba to correct. >.>

Pi.R^2 06-08-2022 10:30 PM

I have Don't Feed The Plants stuck in my head now :crying:
It's maybe an improvement on the Ronald McDonald song that was stuck in my head earlier?

Cacoethes 06-08-2022 10:34 PM

Seems a little inappropriate for primary school!

I did a summer drama school when i was a kid and we did one of the songs from little shop of horrors (can't remember which one)
I was the main person in that one. Right at the front, in the middle!

Cacoethes 07-08-2022 09:36 AM

Morning everyone

Pi.R^2 07-08-2022 09:46 AM

Morning Beckie! What's on your schedule for today?


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.