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30/08/2014 at 18:32

We have a "Get if off your chest " thread for things that anger us. Rightly or wrongly I thought it would be an idea to have a place were we could post about the things that are worrying and upsetting us gardeners. Based on how many of us have family and life problems. Please bear in mind this is an open Forum that all can view.

If no one posts I guess it isn't needed,

30/08/2014 at 18:58

That's a lovely idea KEF.

30/08/2014 at 19:02

Kef...........a good proved popular earlier on didn't it ? 

I'm not so sure my Sumach could be called a family/life problem.......2 years on and I'm still trying to kill the damn thing. 

My large concrete built pond has a serious leak and somehow I have to keep 18 fish alive in something ( as well as the numerous other creatures ) whilst I drain and fit a liner.

Better stop now or I'll go on forever......not life threatening and certainly nothing like as serious as some folks are having to deal with but thought I'd start the ball rolling 

30/08/2014 at 19:07

Great idea KEF

lets use this unique thread. I've recently aired my concerns about  my mum and will post them here in future 

30/08/2014 at 19:15

Can I talk about my erectile dysfunction?


30/08/2014 at 19:37

No !!!! 

30/08/2014 at 19:39

I wish my Sumach had that problem

30/08/2014 at 19:54

Ooh err missus....

30/08/2014 at 20:04

Spare us

30/08/2014 at 20:20

Sounds like a hard problem to solve DK 

(getting coat...........)!



30/08/2014 at 20:23

Oh you boys....I am a laydeee you know ...

Trust you lot to lower the tone...

30/08/2014 at 20:25

Oh dear!   What about my nighttime arsony behaviour ?  

30/08/2014 at 20:29

Lovely idea KEF. I may be in need of love next week.

30/08/2014 at 20:34

Why next week?

30/08/2014 at 20:36

I really feel for all those with worries about elderly parents. I had that problem, but don't say much on Forkers. Daddy died 5 years ago and Mummy died 2 1/2 years ago. Miss them. It was hard being in France, went to UK often to see Mummy in the home.

30/08/2014 at 20:37


Verd - Nighttime arsony behaviour? Not sure I want to know about that either....

30/08/2014 at 20:44

Same for me BL with my Dad. Mum died a couple of years before that. That must have been very hard for you being so far away. I was lucky - mine were both in their own house and I was nearby, although Dad died a few days before I was due to move. No long hospital stays or anything like that thankfully, so I'm very grateful they had no horrible experiences like some parents of forum members. 

Sharing it here can be a good thing. I think many of us feel happy to confide in the others here. Lots of good sympathetic people. 

30/08/2014 at 20:47

Thread is a good idea but think we need to be careful....................

I miss so many who have passed but I try to live in the present and to look forward....

we are now the ones who matter 



30/08/2014 at 20:53

Dad still healthy, Mum died 5 years ago - far too young.  Not sure its something you ever really get over.  

So haven't yet had to deal with elderly parent problems - but my heart goes out to those who do.  Must be very difficult when the carer roles are reversed.

30/08/2014 at 21:50

Thinking of my very dear friend who has cancer. We thought she was doing well but unfortunately she needs another operation. Hoping after Monday everything will be ok.

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