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Nurturing

Nurturing

I got a blueberry bush on Thursday and it has filled a void and I enjoy sitting with the Bush and giving the Bush company and it sound stupid to say out loud but it makes me happy to the point i want to be around it all the time and I think about it all the time

It doesn't think I'm fat

It doesn't care how much money is in my bank

It doesn't care how late I stay out

It doesn't care if I accidentally forget about it

It doesn't care if my flat is a mess

It doesn't care what type of music I listen to or the volume of It

It doesn't care that I no longer have a car and had to spend a hour walking slowly back from the garden center with a bigger pot, more soil and feed with it

The Bush is very therapeutic and I just enjoy staring at it though the window and reflecting (sometimes crying)

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Bexx blueberry bushes only thrive in acidic soil don’t water them with tap water just rainwater! If it doesn’t fruit well sprinkle pine leaves on soil which will increase acid levels.

They wouldn’t like my music prodigy, chemical brothers, moby, orbital, aphex twins and of course being Bristolian massive attack. Those plants would burn!

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Yup I know tap water lowers the ph level in the soil I do have jars out to collect rain water but giving it tap water might be unavoidable

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Outdoor veg , plants and trees survive with me,but an indoor one will be have to resist drought then flooding low temps as I’m always hot and like u said music but electronica makes the leaves stand on end.

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You will enjoy the berries.

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I have no idea about horticulture but if the bush fulfils any gaps then just keep each other happy!!

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I have a friend that works in the callington road depo (https://www.bristol.gov.uk/en_US/museums-parks-sports-culture/callington-road) and he has a small green house with horticulture knowledge so if can always ask him to come round and take a look or I can ask people at riverside garden centre where I got the bush from

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I liked your post....I chat to my cat......but he bites, so not as good as a bush

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I bought a couple of air plants earlier this month and I understand where you're coming from :) . They're weird little things which look like green octopuses and don't need soil to live. I have to dunk them in pond water for several hours to water them, because the tap water here in London is too hard. I do feel very protective of them.

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I had a air plant and didn't get the same appeal from it as then don't need nurturing like plants and bushes

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I'm so disorganised that I couldn't take care of anything else :D

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A lovely ode to your blueberry bush. I suspect your bush will thrive!

I sometimes sit and look at my pet dog, when he is sleeping. He teaches me to be in the moment.

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when I was living at my mum the cats loved me and I loved them (and when she had dogs as well) I paid more attention to them then she did

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yep, pets and plants feed our well being!

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Horses got me through the first 3 times it happened but this time I’ve got 3 kids youngest being 2 so I just need to go slow x

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