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Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:08

Verdun - it's amazing how much trouble a bladder infection can cause - Ma gets very confused and anxious (and sometimes angry) when she has one.  The care staff now recognise the signs and make sure she takes enough liquid on board and gets her pee tested asap - a few days of antibiotics and she's as right as rain again (or as right as she'll ever be).

Your mum has been in hospital and that's not always the best place for the elderly - the staff don't have the time to make sure that the elderly confused are drinking enough liquid, and also don't know the patients well enough to recognise the changes in mood that might indicate a UTI. 

Fingers crossed that things settle down soon ((hugs)).

Hope Mrs Fishy is ok now, and that Lyn's mum's prognosis is good and that her dad continues to cope so well.


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 07:59

As Lyn says - it's still there but the link is not functioning at the moment. 

Daniel tells me the tech team are working on it.


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 07:56

Good morning all   It's a misty autumnal morning here in Norfolk and there's a robin in the garden who thinks it's his - he chattered away angrily at me as I did my morning walkabout

A basin of celestial being

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 07:51

You need patience - cacti are very slow growing.  Look for a Cactus enthusiasts' club in your area - this way you will learn lots of information about your plant.


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:52

I can't imagine that there would ever be the need .................


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:48


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:22

Plum tree shouldn't really have grass growing up to trunk - should be a bare circle at least 1m in diameter, so that you can mulch/fertilise/water without competition from the grass   Bet your tree will be happier if you do that

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:18

That's fantastic Snoodle - thanks!


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:58

Panda - that Corylus will look gorgeous

Clari - that is all soooooooooo exciting    Doing all that stuff should get you some more funding, shouldn't it?

Chicky and Woody - you've all been having fun too

The Under Gardener  has been helping with the two-handed stuff and the last of the tomatoes have been picked and the plants binned, the courgette plants have been uprooted and added to the compost heap, and some round-seeded peas have been sown to overwinter and provide an early crop next year. Also lots of tidying, deadheading, watering and staking has been done, and Hefty's Mansion has been cleaned out and re-positioned in a more sheltered spot in the Little Wilderness.

It's been a lovely day


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:39
Pauline 7 wrote (see)

What does GHU Stand for? I can't work that one out.

God help us!

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