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Dr GreenThumb and the Peat Moss

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The Search for Sphagnum Peat

  Driving around Estepona like a madman yesterday on my endless search for sphagnum peat moss, which turned out to be another fruitless endeavor.  I don’t think Jason had as much trouble finding the Golden Fleece than I’ve had just trying to track down a bit of sphagnum peat.  I'm pretty sure that once I do find a bag of this stuff, it will be placed on top of a rock on the edge of a cliff with a ray of light shining on it and guarded by a Dragon! ...Continue Reading

The Drug of Plant Growing

 Then I got to thinking, how come I always choose random crazy things to become obsessed about? Why couldn’t I just be crazy about cactus'? All garden centers cater for cactus' or when I used to keep fish, why couldn’t I just keep fish that was happy with normal water requirements…? No Way, I had to try and keep the most delicate little whimps in existence. But then there would be no FUN, no search, no mental planning on how you’re going to achieve it… no achievement. And I think that’s just it, that buzz you receive doing something out of the ordinary, it’s never enough, it’s what leads some people ever deeper into the crazy world of horticultural madness. Eventually you’ll find me, in a basement somewhere, keeping some rare Orchid, where I have to blow on it with my own breath for 3 hours a day… No I don’t think I'll ever get to that level, I'm happy with my VFTs, it been a learning curve but I think I’m their now. Now its time to step up my game, I want the challenge of Nepenthes. And I can’t wait to get some, but I’ll start with the highlanders, that should keep me buzzing for a year… lol


Not Alone

But I know I’m not alone, the reason forums like this exist on the net is proof that there are others like me in the world. That you guys most probably have had the same feelings on walking in on a shop and asking for the most random products and seeing the store holders eyebrow pop up confused: “Why would a guy want 50 empty baby food jars? Is this guy a crazy…? Let’s get him out of our here asap!!!”

Ahh but it’s all worth it, when you see your little babies thriving.


So I’ve heard rumors from a crazy chilly head/ grower, that there’s a garden center that might have what I need, and if not they’ll make orders!! I must and I will test out these rumors 


Must dash…


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