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Help. Not sleeping.

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 10:00

My heart goes out to anyone who finds it difficult to sleep.

I while ago I had the misfortune to suffer from a really severe case of nasal polyps....this resulted in my having to breath through my mouth for most of the time. Whist this was tolerable during the day, it did present big problems while trying to sleep ie dry mouth and awful bouts of dreaming I was suffocating or drowning when my mouth closed.....the upshot being that I had weeks & weeks of sleepless nights.

Finally, I was so desperate, I paid privately for the operation to have them removed.

 I can well understand why some sadist dreamt up the idea of using sleep deprivation as a form of torture.

Pleased to hear you had a better night, Pauline.

 

Onion sets

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:03
derbyduck wrote (see)

David what variety are they?   atb DD

 

Well there lies the problem, DD.....they are Mammoth onions and consequently about a quarter the size they should be.

I'm not too disappointed though as I picked them up very cheap (£1 a tray) as end of season, tiny plants.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:52

but a nice nuisance I hope

Yep...xx

Football season - 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:23

I do understand, philipa, of course has been very little break this year because of the world cup.

 

Football season - 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:17

Hard luck, Fishy....it's so  annoying when they throw away a 2-0 lead.

"Balotelli is unpredictable David but will likely score some important goals for you."

Well I suppose that could have been said of Suarez. I just could never stand the lad when he was with Man C.

Hyacinths

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:32
Hester Scott wrote (see)

Said I was stingy, didn't i?  David likes those ready madeup pots from m and s etc.  they look pretty with moss and all, but I think they are reeely dear.  

I beg yours  I made those up, myself!

I still think usinmg bulb fibre would be advisable...apart from charcoal, it contains other stuff such as oyster shell and remember homemade compost would include unwanted fertilizer.

Oh, and IMHO growing your own is also reeely dear...although there are certain advantages. 

 

Hyacinths

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 08:42

Does it warrant a new thread, chicky? I'm a bit frugal with my thread openings ...I just expected to tag it onto this one.

OL, these indoor hyacinths are usually grown in bowls/pots without drainage holes to avoid spillage accidents & subsequent damage to valued furniture.

The drainage issue is dealt with by using specially formulated 'bulb fibre' rather than compost.....this contains (amongst other things) charcoal  to prevent stagnation. 

Football season - 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 07:51

I'm very disappointed with Liverpool. Having just offloaded one load of trouble in the form of Suarez, they have now signed Balotelli from AC Milan.  

Hope he's been required to give assurances about his commitment & behaviour.  

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:24

OL, as my last word for the moment, I would just like to say that come Christmas, M&S and other outlets are awash with these and it is far more cost effective to buy. However, as with all things 'gardening', you get more satisfaction from your own efforts.

Just thought I should mention that, before you incur any expense.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:02

Oh 'pots'! Please buy those intended for the purpose...no hole in the bottom.

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