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Halcyon Daze

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    What is your least favourite plant?

    Gotta be the asparagus weed and Cobblers pegs. Can't go bushwalking without running into that shyt. And need I say it LANTANA!
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    Thailand legalises cannabis

    Well they did in the ACT so who knows. Legalisation of Cannabis has only ever happened through public pressure and the power of the vote. Sure it may take a while but never underestimate the power of democracy, and never underestimate the destructive power of voter apathy.
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    Meet up: Ipswich

    Keen to bring my rod too Well if everyone's OK with it can we let Boof give us his top pick, and then we can all see what we reckon. We wanna establish a date and venue ASAP. Cheers Boof, I think it's safe to say this one is yours to run with mate
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    Post your track of the day

    ^ LOVE Screamfeeder! Kellie was a local girl we were all so proud of Here's another track from the same album that I've never stopped listening to.
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    Meet up: Ipswich

    Those Youcamp places sounded really good Boof, you've mentioned them a few times and I was always keen. I think we really need to find a place very soon and put it to the vote. Got any more info? Links/ prices on the Youcamp. I propose Boof look further into it and let us know what he finds And then we see who's in favour etc. Anyone else keen for Boof to look into the Youcamp option?
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    Meet up: Ipswich

    Sounds awesome, where ever you think is good, I'm down for
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    Meet up: Ipswich

    Sounds good to me Sorry I missed the last one. I was trapped down in NSW doing some flood repair work and didn't have any phone or internet reception. I was supposed to come back Friday, but only got back Monday. Once again, very sorry I couldn't get a message through with my appologies, but very keen for the spring meet Does that mean we need to book a campsite? Hopefully not during the school holidays then. Maybe we should camp somewhere by the river near Fernvale/Lowood. Did that plenty of times when I was a kid. It's pretty good if you get a nice spot.
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    Pronouncing 'pachanoi'

    My Botany professor once told me that pronunciation of plant names is rather subjective but I'd love to hear people's thoughts on the pronunciation of everyone's favourite tongue-twister 'pachanoi'. It seems there are 2 main schools of thought, Pack-annoy and Patch-annoy, but after looking a bit deeper into it I'm wondering if there's a third, more appropriate pronunciation that may be worth considering, and I'll offer some points for and against. To begin with, it's fairly common knowledge that the Latin binomial stems from the surname of a prominent Ecuadorian botanist Prof. Abelardo Pachano who assisted Britton and Rose in their famous Andean cacti expedition. https://troutsnotes.com/pachano/ So I guess from there it's important to consider how the surname 'Pachano' is pronounced to begin with, or more specifically how HE may have pronounced his own surname. I could be wrong here but from my 'research' it would seem that in South American Hispanic the surname is most often pronounced more like either: 'Puh-CHAN-no' or 'Pa-SHANNO' which would turn out a bit like pa'CHAN-noy when latinised. (not Patcha-noy/pat'char-noy) https://www.howtopronounce.com/spanish/pachano https://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Anibal Pachano -look for the Spanish versions near the bottom of the page. Here's some examples of spanish pronunciation I came across online. The Spanish examples are a bit of a surprise, but somehow sound kinda 'right' at the same time, well at least to my ears. https://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Echinopsis pachanoi https://www.howtopronounce.com/spanish/pachanoi Anyway, love to hear other people's takes on this, is it all just subjective to our own personal preferences or have we been saying pa'CHAN-noy wrong all this time? Seems like there are plenty of options for the pronunciation of the word pachanoi anyway... https://davesgarden.com/guides/botanary/search.php?search_text=pachanoi ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gABWITatBgs https://www.shaman-australis.com/forum/index.php?/topic/36947-how-do-you-pronounce-this-plant-name-properly/&
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    Pronouncing 'pachanoi'

    So the consensus is there IS no consensus. LOL Tomato, tomato I guess... I feel like I'm learning a lot here though. And it seems like there's always exceptions to the rules too. The Hispanic surname Pachano may just be one of those words that doesn't fit neatly into convention. Personally Im starting to like somewhere between pash-a-no-eye and pa-chan-o-ee
  11. Turnbull likens the Murdoch empire's attack on democracy to the actions of Russia in a fascinating new interview.
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    Murdoch media empire's attack on democracy

    Suck Shyyt Rupert, hopefully he and his empire will be dead before the next election.
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    Pronouncing 'pachanoi'

    Yeah, say it with a Spanish accent and it all makes sense.
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    Post your track of the day

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    Meet up: Ipswich

    Saturday 4th of June at 12pm noon? Sounds good to me. Should be able to make it and hopefully bring a friend
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    *** cuts

    LOL, Good stuff Boof! You've earned yourself a top reputation here and we're with you all the way. It's all too easy to get scammed these days, and we all have to make a stand whenever it rears it's ugly head.
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    Post your track of the day

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    Post your track of the day

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    Happy Mother's day

    Happy Mother's day you MuthrF****S LOL. I only mention this because its a particularly good time of year to plant certain winter annuals. Flowers and veggies and the like.... Keep those thumbs green abd your hands dirty
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    Happy Mother's day

    Mmmm Mustard greens
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    Post your track of the day

    So sad.
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    Hey mate, loving this this epic discussion thread of yours, I'll have some time to finally read through it properly very soon. Just a quick question for anyone who may know, -Is it OK to use water trays with Ephedras? As-in the water collection trays under the pot. To give them better access to moisture and stop them drying out as fast. Sorry if this is a complete noob question, but yeah it's definitely not an area I have much knowledge in. Cheers for the help
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    Post your track of the day

    Really digging this awesome track about being cheated on.
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    Scott Morrison has dementia

    Funny but I just happened to be watching the Murdoch media tonight (what an experience that was) and they made no mention of it, only banging on about some slip-up from Albo last week. If it had come from a Labor person, that's all you'd hear about for the next 6 months.
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    North Queensland members

    Wish I could come mate, that would be awesome, but too far away Meets are just the best thing for plant people, so hope you find some like minded people in your area and have a ball