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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 08:22

Think we got there in the end Louise - no need to worry - enjoy baby - they're lovely at that age 

Angry as all Hell

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 08:21

Rosie - you'd already done it  Cheers!

Angry as all Hell

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 08:16

Oh dear Gjeannie - don't go without too much sleep!!!

 I'll PM Daniel and let him know you're having difficulties - in the meantime perhaps Rosie31 would PM me with your address?

Thanks Rosie 

Did I do right?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 07:40

It sounds as if they may be aware that they have a Vine Weevil problem at their nursery.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 07:15

Your say, have a look at what you clicked on - yes that is one of David's photographs which he has also posted (under his name) on another forum - that's why it's already on the net!!! 

And David has posted many many pictures of his sweet peas growing on this and on other sites and he is well known amongst sweet pea growers and show goers.

 Doh!! honestly!!! Look before you leap or you'll end up looking a complete plonker 

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 07:06

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 06:59

I've pm'd Jeannie for the address too 


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 06:58

Mike - no need to apologise - I think we sussed that you had things on your mind and weren't feeling quite yourself.  You must be so anxious.  If it's any consolation my elderly aunt has had glaucoma for years, and although she has been told that hers too is critical, the medication keeps it under control and she's still able to enjoy life - I'll keep my fingers very crossed that the medication works for you and I'm sure everyone else on the board feels the same.  Keep smiling 


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 06:50

Good morning all   garden temp down to -0.04 overnight - the sky is clear and I think/hope we're in for a lovely day 

Bill and everyone, thanks for your kind wishes for my parents   Bill, Pa is very frail and unable to walk  and has to be hoisted and Ma can only walk a few steps with great pain and difficulty - they are together in a little residential home in the small seaside town where they lived for 30 years after passing the farm on to my brother - it's more like a little guest house but with lovely carers.  Pa has lost the vision in one eye but can read the paper and watches tv - but most of all he loves to watch what's happening on the common - he has two windows in his room, one looks out over the rugby pitch and the sea and the other looks over the cricket pitch and the harbour - he watches people walking their dogs and knows them all.  Yesterday we could see two dinghies sailing on the sea - his long vision is amazing and his mental faculties are fine - he just gets very tired.  He also has to have all his food mashed and his drinks thickened as a result of a stroke.  However, he has a sweet tooth and loves jelly and ice cream, and this is the ideal pudding for him so he gets it often which he is pleased about.

Ma has spells where she is very confused, but nevertheless she is happy - she has her own room, but joins Pa every morning after breakfast when he is shaved and presentable, and they spend the day together in his large bed-sitting room, watching passers-by who wave and chatting with the staff and of course watching tv.   They usually join the other residents in the dining room for lunch and after lunch Ma often joins in some activities with the others.  The home is wonderful, arranging entertainments and amusements, and of course the staff have become more like friends, and their children and grandchildren come in to see the residents.  Local schools also bring little 'concerts' to them, and the older children doing Duke of Edinburgh Awards etc come and chat to Pa about his time in the RAF during the war and he gives them a copy of his memoirs which my son helped him to write and publish. 

no sprouts

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 20:17

And if you like the belt and braces approach (and I sometimes think it's a helpful approach) then firm in a tomato cane for each sprout plant and tie them to the cane - it'll hold them even firmer 

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