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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:53 am

Morning Guys and Gals,

Special Morning and Hi to Kevin!!

well if all goes well I should be back here by September / October.
The area around Toco is more rainy than San Fernando and nothing will be possible until after Christmas.

Car died 2 weeks ago, I had to re-build the engine, and I mean the mechanic and I rebuilt it,
Back up to speed and the last of the cocoa / coffee for the year has been planted.
New seedlings for next year and the next section of the land.

Noted Jim passed away, sad to see more of IBC gone, will honestly miss the guy. Hope is he Bonsaing
in Heaven. Remember I am Roman Catholic, and did sign up for the interview to become a Brother,
back in my last year of school.
The urge to paint the church ceilings was however stronger.

Well I tried the compost tea, discovered it is meant for more or less - finished - trees.
Started losing branches on an Elm and read at AUSbonsai, that I would need urine to reach the 12N required by
most trees.
So I will try again next year.

Putting back in the peatmoss, as the compost burns out in under two months, and returning the 1/3 lawn fertiliser
especially for my pines. Read at AUSbonsai that the helpful mycorizae [ spelling ? ] prefers a low P, and that
is what the Lawn Fertiliser was giving.
So I kinda shot myself in the foot.
Just finished tipping a few trees to get the loose 5 mm inorganic out for re-mixing with compost.

Learnt that Toco is very similar to high mountain land, mostly decomposing mountain stone, not sure what it is
but, nothing I collected - seedlings - survived.
Whereas if I go deep south to the clay soils, even the most difficult trees with little root will survive, and these
are past the seedling stage.

To the gentle reader - please note if I collect, it is from our drains near the roadside.
I am not a great believer in taking stuff from the Native/Virgin/ Secondary forests/jungles.

Since I went all solar, I temporarily lost my ability to fire my small [ 6 x 6 x 6 " - 15 x 15 x 15 cm internal space ] Kiln.
A friend is working on putting that back as the power used for heat is very high, and I have not time presently to go
to solar firing.
[Nor is Trinidad a sunny island - clouds yes and lots of breeze, but no concentrated hours of sun, more like minutes or an
hour here and there. Rain is dropping us back to the high 80's deg F [ under 30 deg.C ] ]
------------ BUT I did find some new clays to make pots.

Lots of physical work.

Oh got a great surprise a tamarind airlayer has taken off like a shot. Will show as time allows.
All for now.
Laters.
Khaimraj















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Post  DougB on Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:18 pm

Khaimraj it is good to hear from you. I always enjoy your posts. Take care and keep us up to date, especially on the solar efforts.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:50 pm

yes khai - sorry i did not reply sooner...

it is always great to hear about your trinidadian exploits, although it seems that life has thrown you a few hardships, between the car and the kiln, etc, but good on ya for going all solar !!!

i also hope your nephew is doing well and continuing with his artistic endeavors as well !

be well and we hope to hear from you again sooner than later as time and electricity allow sunny

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Post  my nellie on Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:36 pm

Hello everyone!
Thanks to Khaimraj, I take this chance to send my best regards to all my bonsai friends on IBC since I do not visit this meeting point of ours so often any more  Sad  
Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:... ...Read at AUSbonsai that the helpful mycorizae [ spelling ? ] prefers a low P, and ... ...
Khaimraj, it's nice to hear from you, as always! This is "mycorrhizae" my dear friend. Greek origin word Very Happy

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:18 pm

alexandra - you are also missed !

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Post  my nellie on Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:43 pm

Kevin, thanks for your interest!
I hope I will get disengaged soon from my nursing duties for our newborn grandson Laughing
In the meantime you keep our forum going! Laughing

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:43 pm

congratulations on the grandson !!!

i have 2 of my own and they are a joy !

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Post  my nellie on Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:11 pm

Yes, indeed they are!
I come first, Kevin, he is our 4th! Very Happy

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Post  fiona on Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:48 pm

Nonsense. Neither of you - Nellie or Kevin - could possibly be old enough to have grandkids, you being such young things. Laughing

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:47 pm

i owe it all to good clean living  Laughing  No

turning double nickles tomorrow !!!

maybe i will start acting my age when i'm dead. geek

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Post  my nellie on Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:52 pm

Dear Fiona, you are my hero-ine!


edit : A very very happy birthday to Kevin!!!

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Post  gm.it.seacom on Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:23 pm

Khaimraj,

How are you. Good to hear from you. Am back to this forum maybe after 6-7 years.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:36 pm

thanks alexandra !!!

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:19 pm

Hey Guys,

meet Gm !!

How have you been?
I remembered you the other day, as your name fell out of a copy of Bonsai Today.
So what are you doing?
Please show your work.
Happily,
Khaimraj

NOW the rough stuff, Kevin is one year older than me - Embarassed
Alexandria !!!!!!!!!!!
Fiona !!!!!!!!!!

Presently fixing pipes in the house.
Should be back by September / October properly.
Unless I get the green light to build another house.
Still looking in but not logged in.
Laters
Khaimraj da plumber

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:37 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote: NOW the rough stuff, Kevin is one year older than me - Embarassed

but regrettably, for me, not wiser No

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Post  geo on Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:10 am

Good to see you Khaimraj. My Tamarindus seedlings were one year old last week! They are doing great. bounce

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Re: This and That and then some

Post  jun on Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:14 am

Hi all. I see "old" members dropping by..nice.

For the guy who loves tamarind, and to you all of course. One of my tamarind for your eyes to feast on LLB. height 100cm.






regards,
jun Very Happy

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Post  geo on Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:22 am

Thanks Jun! Very inspiring .

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:04 pm

damn jun ! affraid

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Post  LanceMac10 on Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:45 pm

What's the big deal? The fellow in the shorts IS 8 inches tall, right?

Holy smokes, that tree is a dinosaur-sized thing of beauty!!!!!affraid

lol! thumbs up

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