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Happy Birthday.

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:09 am

Dear Johnboy, may I wish you a very Happy Birthday my dear fellow and hope you have a wonderful day.

I also hope you are still managing to get out and do what you are best at, and that's growing things and tending your land...
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Geoff » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:16 am

Have a good day - I see you are maintaining your watching brief over us. Perhaps spotting your birthday will tempt some others out of the shadows to contribute again.
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby retropants » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:45 am

Happy Birthday Johnboy, hope you have a lovely day, whatever you are doing.
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Primrose » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:57 am

Many Happy Returns Johnboy. May the sun shine for you and hope you have a pleasant day.
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Monika » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:04 am

Happy Birthday, Johnboy! Take care and do pay your old friends a visit sometime!
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Shallot Man » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:11 pm

Happy Birthday JohnBoy
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Westi » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:35 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNBOY!
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Johnboy » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:45 am

My dear friends of yesteryear. I do apologise for not replying before now but on my birthday we had a rarther awkward day with my partner being readmitted into hospital. She has recently had a rather major operation and there seemed to be some complication but I am pleased to say that it was because she was overdoing things too early. I am glad to report that she is back in the fold.
You will appreciate that at my age I my manual work is now mainly in the greenhouse sitting at my bench. Last year we started a market garden on my old nursery and another 11 acres and we have acquired two 100ft x 40ft greenhouses with one erected up and going and the other still awaiting a construction gang. The market garden with gather momentum this years as things were just a bit slow last year but this coming season looks very promising. To those who know me know that trees are my passion and pleased to report that last season we managed to plant 132000 trees and this year we should manage to do roughly the same. We are clearing a 11square mile forest soft woods and replacing with all hardwoods mainly Oak but with belts of Beech and Hornbeam. We raise the Oaks but buy in the Beech and Hornbeam. At present we are bringing on several thousand Birch trees which will be planted the line the hardwoods and that will be long after I am gone.
It made me laugh when I saw 83 people had read the birthday wishes and 77 people thought who the hell is he! The answer to that is a blast in the past as I did my best for this wonderful forum for 20 years ad now very seldom write but view only several times a week.
I may be a certain age but I still manage to put in my wack of hours each day generally 12 hours a day.
I have a Canadian mate who is also nearing my age and we work together in the Greenhouse seeding for the market garden and cuttings for my grandson who runs the forestry section.
Thank you once agin for your birthday wishes they were certainly the one good thing in my day. Till next year maybe!
Sincerely,
JB
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Primrose » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:01 am

Dear Johnboy,
How lovely to have such a detailed update from you. You're clearly solving the UK's climate change programme almost single handed with your tree planting initiative and are to be congratulated on being part of such a worthwhile cause. I love the idea of leaving such a lasting legacy after we have departed!.

A shame your birthday was marred by your partner being admitted to hospital but good news that this issue has resolved itself. Regard that day as a "birthday dress rehearsal" and have yourselves another proper one where everything goes smoothly.

I've been on this forum long enough to recall many of your valued contributions so hope that when you can take time out from your greenhouse planting you'll occasionally come on here to add your valued contributions.
Primrose.
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Geoff » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:21 am

Great to hear from you, pity birthday post didn't flush out more old timers like Alan. Sounds like you are thriving. What a great project/ business you have set up, obviously keeping you alert and active, long may it continue!
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby retropants » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:13 am

wonderful to hear from you JB, and such a geat update from you, apart from your partner's illness of course. Amazing work with the trees, I take my hat off to you. As Primrose said, what a wonderful legacy.
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Monika » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:16 pm

Hello, Johnboy, great to hear from you and especially to hear that you are keeping busy in the horticultural business! Keep going! I Hope you and your family will be able to have a big birthday do when allowed.
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby snooky » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:30 pm

Hello Johnboy.Good to hear from you.Hope that you are planting Cider Apple trees as well!!!
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Re: Happy Birthday.

Postby Kristine_M » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:36 am

Happy Birthday JohnBoy wishing you good health and of course amazing work in the tress
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