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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:59

Lyn, does he have a hospital-type bed with a back that raises?  Does it also 'bend in the middle'?  If so, when you raise the back so he's propped up, bend the bed in the middle so his knees are raised a bit.  That way he won't slide down.  We learned that from the carers with Pa, and now Ma. 

He does have an air-mattress to help prevent pressure sores doesn't he? 


Free super 100 tomato seeds

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:53

Nora is alerting the GW magazine team to this thread.

Here's a pic of my tomato seedlings

 Left - Crimson Crush

Middle - Sungold

Right - the free Supersweet 100s from GW.

All sown on 26th March in identical compost and kept in identical conditions.


Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:48

Possibly too warm for the type of plant - what are you growing?


Draughty louvres

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:46

At the bottom of the wall?  

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Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:10
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Morning all. 

......... One a plus note, we're off to the theatre tonight to see Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.........


Maybe a little 'cat nap'  after lunch so you don't nod off in the theatre - just this once


Draughty louvres

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:02

Hi Lantana  and welcome!

Where about in the greenhouse are the louvres sited?

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Posted: 06/04/2016 at 10:00

Apologies from Wonky - she and her Lovely Hub have succumbed to really nasty colds - she sounds really 'clogged up' on the phone.  She's gone to work but her hub is at home in bed as it's impacted on his Sickle Cell condition and he's in pain 

Wonks says Hi to everyone

Type of hosta?

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 09:57

Oh yes, it could be - what a lovely view if it is.

Where's Hostafan got to?

Mind you, it would be asking a lot even of him to ID a hosta from that photo - there are sooooooooooo many

Type of hosta?

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 08:59

Is that snow on the grass outside?!



Posted: 06/04/2016 at 08:43
Angela 17 wrote (see)

Hi all,

bought a white  anemone and it says plant at soil level, its  2 pieces of stringy root. do I just put it lying on top of soil and cover lightly  or will I put it in a pot until it grows. That soil level thing has me confused, usually just dig a hole,  put things in and they grow


Two pieces of root - are they joined together?  If so the join is the top of the plant. 

I'd put them in a two litre pot of John Innes No 2 loam based compost with some added leafmould and a bit of horticultural grit.  Plant with the top just at the surface of the soil and put some grit on top.

Place in a semi-shaded corner of the garden and stand well back

You'll soon get a decent sized plant ready to plant out into the garden.

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