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Aloe Vera

Post: #116726 gigglybug
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:54 pm

Aloe Vera by Lee Faber.
I have only flicked through this so far, but its great. It has medicinal used, skincare recipes (Soap, cleansers, lotions, lip gloss etc.) and culinary recipes (one for chilli!!!? :? ).
I'm just gonna have to wait until my plant grows a little (ok alot :roll: )
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Re: Aloe Vera

Post: #116782 hedgewitch
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:22 am

Oooh that sounds like a fab book - another one for my wish list.

I LOVE Aloe and was constantly using it to treat burns (I can't cook anything without burning myself!)
Then, in a moment of madness (alright - sheer stupidity) I accidentally sprayed the leaves with my cleaning mixture (tea tree and patchouli) thinking it was the water spray - and my beautiful plant died!

*sobs*
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Re: Aloe Vera

Post: #116804 QuizMaster
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:29 pm

I got 2 tiny plants about 3 years ago. Both fit in one small yoghurt pot.
Now they are both huge, and I've never had the heart to throw out any "babies", so I have about 20 of different sizes and generations around the house, despite having given some away.

After much trial and error, I find they like people. They don't like a "dead" room. Light? Temperature? These don't seem so important. They need a room with humidity and circulating air, i.e. a room with people coming and going.
A "dead" plant (brown, shrivelled, brittle) is not really dead, they can be revived very easily. Just give them a little water and a put them somewhere better.

Now one of the 2 originals is growing a flower head!
I heard they grew flowers every few years, but I never saw one before.
I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Re: Aloe Vera

Post: #116834 gigglybug
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:19 pm

My OH found it for £3 in Matalan, might be worth a look. :flower:
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Post: #116841 hedgewitch
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:10 pm

The flowers are well pretty.
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Re: Aloe Vera

Post: #123604 Barry
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:37 am

Hedgewitch - ive a spare copy if you want it. I had my own and someone gave me it as a gift also. :roll:

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Post: #123619 hedgewitch
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:13 pm

((((HUGS BARRY))))

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