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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Asarum Europeum ( wild ginger)

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:56

The leaves and roots smell peppery/spicey.  I must say that I've never noticed a smell from the flowers, which are very small.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:40

I know a person with Alzheimer's who went through a phase of being very distressed (crying and calling out for help) at being repeatedly visited by 'a strange man who keeps wanting to talk to me'.  This was her son who she didn't recognise at all; it was very difficult for him.  She was upset as she was 'waiting for her Daddy to fetch her' and he'd always told her 'not to talk to strangers'. 

She seems to have passed through that phase and is now only too eager to talk to any man who crosses her path - Ma is getting very jealous as the lady keeps trying to hold Pa's hand in the dining room.



plant identification

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:18

Well, the birds will be happy anyway - glad you survived

Sad Christmas Roses

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:16

Maybe they're just having a rest.  It's been an odd year.  One of mine flowered in August

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:15

Some of us are good at some bits of life - some of us are better at other bits - we're all victims of dementia in one way or another

((hugs)) to everyone who's affected.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:13

Same here - home made every time.  Bought mince pies???  Pah!


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:24

Morning KEF

Sun's trying to peek through the mist - fingers here are crossed

It's going to be a bit of a h*wk day today, so I leave the place clean and tidy for OH when I go on my trip to Beds tomorrow.

I'll probably also be forced to tackle the pile of dry clothes that need flattening.

Problem with a clivia

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:05

Bumping up for clivia growers

Need help identifying (and saving) this small plant

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:04

I'm sorry, I don't recognise your plant.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 07:13

Verdun, I know what you mean re Botham - some people really just aren't able to cope with the emotional turmoil

Thinking of you and your Mum ((hugs))

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

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John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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