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Posted: 05/12/2014 at 06:51

Good morning all

Temps yesterday were low - the highest it got up to all day was 5.1C and then only dropped to 4.3C overnight, where it remains this morning so far.

Today I'm off out on the train to meet up with someone I was at school with a very long time ago - we've not seen hide nor hair of each other since we were 20 so it should be interesting.

Moving small trees and shrubs

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 06:43

Is this rented property or are you selling it?  If selling then there are legal steps you have to take before removing any plants .

Just thought I'd mention it - don't want you to have any problems


Clematis present

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 06:38

If you don't want to ask them to change it, then I think I'd pot it on; plant it into a larger pot into some good compost and put it in a sheltered place for the winter.  The leaves may have picked up some bacterial lurgy this autumn (there's been a lot of 'em about) so when the leaves fall gather them up and burn them.  With some tlc it may well make a good recovery - if the new growth in the spring looks healthy then you can plant it out.

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Posted: 05/12/2014 at 06:31



Posted: 04/12/2014 at 20:06

Pretzels!  Luv 'em!

Watching Masterchef now so I'll say goodnight -see you in the morning folks - sweet dreams everyone

It's a big worry......

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 15:12

Lovely!  I have a very similar photo of my son at the same age in a very similar costume, resplendent with his grandmother's plastic parrot on his shoulder - he won first prize at the Silver Jubilee celebrations in our village and still regards himself as 'a pirate'

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Posted: 04/12/2014 at 14:22

Verdun ((hugs)) glad no issues revealed at xray - and glad you're happier with the care she's getting.  My guess is that the staff are also happier with the change of management and are getting more job satisfaction too.

Sometimes we do have to chivvy friends, family and others about visits - don't know whether it's out of sight, out of mind, or whether there's a real diffidence about what they're going to find and how they're going to relate to the person in a different environment.  Usually they continue once the effort has been made and it's been positive on both sides. 

I'm finding that my parents can't cope with much more than one half hour visit twice a week, or three times at the most. 

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Posted: 04/12/2014 at 13:52

Matty - my fingers and toes are very very crossed for you ((hugs))

Indoor Yuccas Dying Fast - please help!

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 13:36

My instinct says if you're sure you're not over watering then it's lack of light - but I've not grown yuccas indoors.  They're said to like filtered light, but light levels are rubbish at the moment, I'd put them in a south facing window and give them as much light as you can and keep them almost bone dry.

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Posted: 04/12/2014 at 13:06

Every carer, whether or not you're in the same house as the person you care for, is entitled to a Carer's Assessment


this will look at the practical support you need to enable you to care for your loved one and should ensure that you get the help you are entitled to.

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