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Posted: 27/06/2014 at 06:58

Hello Mike

Many apologies; I have only just read this thread and seen what you are going through.  I can only echo what everyone on here has said - you are entering a period of transition and adjustment, coping with distressing and bewildering symptoms that take away your sense of self and facing a number of future treatments, investigations and follow-up appointments that seem beyond your control. 

You took a very important and self-affirming step by sharing how you feel.  Well done, that is the first step to reclaiming yourself.  The second thing that you can do is get some help from people who know what is happening and how you may be feeling.  There are people out there who can help you.  Please have a look at these links: people who have had similar experiences to you will be able to help you.



Good luck.  Remember you do have a choice in all of this.  I know it can seem that you're on a conveyor belt, but trust me, all the Doctors and Nurses want to do is help you.  It's just they've got other people to help too, so it seems like no-one cares about you and what you want.  But you have the power to say no, if you choose to exercise it.  And you also have the power to say yes. 

Take care



Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:58

Yes plenty left to enjoy, thank you for all your kind words, I do feel a bit better   So long as they leave them alone now then I'll be happy.  Maybe I'll have to look at putting a fence and a gate up.   It's quite hard because of the way I park my car...ah well nothing to be done tonight.  Thanks again all for the kind words.

ID help please

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:45

Just been looking at musk mallow, I think you are both right.  Thank you so much.  I'll still go and have a look tomorrow just to make sure.

ID help please

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:23



Any help is greatly appreciated.


Grown this year from seed.  My neighbour says she can't remember what she sowed and other people threw the packets away.  My first thought was Pelargonium but I don't think you can buy seeds, can you?  Anyway, please can anyone help?



Posted: 26/06/2014 at 20:56


Evening all

Congratulations Clari, how lovely.  And Happy anniversary OL

Did have a lovely day and was going to post some stuff in the gallery but just been out and noticed that some mindless turd-for-brains had been around my front garden and lopped off flowers from my plants.  As you can imagine I am not a happy bunny.  Not least because it's my property, you had to walk up my path and right in front of my house to get most of those.  The undergardener has already telephoned (working away at the moment) and said we can't do much.  And we can't.  Hey ho, it's the first time for a very long time I have suffered from any vandalism or theft, etc, etc., and I hope it's the last for a long time too.

Take care all, goodnight.



I need hugs too....

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:51


Slug farmers. Volunteers needed. (There's is method in my madness)

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 17:36

Yes Zech - I know what you mean, I can get 10 - 20 slugs in a matter of minutes.  Edd I think I will have a go next week, and but I do not have two raised beds to add as a control.  I would have to judge it by how much the chomping of my dahlia and the pot of salvias eases off.  If that is good enough, then I'm happy to join the trial.

ID help please

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:56

No problem   And thanks again everyone, you are so kind.


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Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:44

Ah, mystery solved.  My friend consulted her husband, who clearly has a better memory (!!) and apparently it does die down in the winter and it only flowers once in the spring.  So it must be a peony.  The picture above is from last year.  So Nut, maybe it is Molly the Witch.  Thanks everyone for your help.  I hope, Edd, you meant to PM Mike and not hijack the thread.

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Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:17

Just been reading about Itoh/Intersectional hybrids on the peony society website.  An article there claims they will flower twice if you cut the first ones back.  Hmmm.    I would be surprised if it was an Itoh unless the previous owner was a very keen gardner.  I'm going to ask my friend a few more questions.

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