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Resurrected Eighteen

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 12:20

Thanks Hazel ... That's kind of you. He's going to have to rent and is struggling to find somewhere that he can take his beloved cat with him. We can't help 'cos OH is so allergic and Wonky already has two ....

Resurrected Eighteen

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 12:05
Lantana says:

...  At one stage of my life I had teenage kids AND a parent to worry over. It's just the way things are.

 Haven't got used to worrying about them as well  ... it's all still a bit fresh I suppose ... and so close together ... 

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Posted: 17/07/2017 at 11:59

Hazel   of course I worry about Wonky ... but usually needlessly ... she's a coper and has her Lovely Hub and together they can deal with most stuff that life throws at them.  Her carpal tunnel is a problem but she's seen the GP and hopefully some treatment will help.

 Son's a different matter, big and strong and still not dealing well with marriage breakup ... he has a difficult time ahead ... selling the house and trying to put sad times behind him ... but nothing's ever that straightforward is it?  and he misses his Grandpa who was his rock.    

Last edited: 17 July 2017 12:00:46

Help with identification

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 11:34

Hi Sam

Ummmm .... you know that quote "The difficult can be done immediately, the impossible takes a little longer" ..... 

Afraid I've no idea ... I mean I think it may be a 'compositae' type .... but which .... without flowers or leaves .... but I bet someone comes up with some good suggestions .... 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 11:28   - that'd do 

Better than the chap who used to eat his over-filled mayo rolls at his desk then wipe his fingers on his chair seat 

I once had to drive him to a meeting we were both attending ... during the journey he pulled his trouser legs up and gave his knees a good scratching 

Portuguese Laurel help~!

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 11:08

Hi and welcome to the forum 

I think you've been doing just fine ... your gardening instincts seem good   ... a few yellowing leaves are to be expected after transplanting ... to be honest I'd have expected a lot more ... and don't forget, even evergreen trees lose their leaves ... it's just they do it a few at a time throughout the year instead of all at once like deciduous ones.  

I'd just carry on as you are ... perhaps a light sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone (now  will be ok but not too late into autumn) - it's an organic slow release fertiliser and won't try to force the plants into putting on lots of  top growth before they've got their roots properly established and ready to support a lot of leaves.  Getting the roots established may well take up to 12 months, so don't panic if you can't see growth happening ... it's all going on underground.  

Plant Identification

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:46

As an afterthought, it's also the plant that we used, as children, to make whistles from .... the young sticks have a centre filled with a spongy pith so after cutting and peeling we would poke the pith from the centre and get my Pa to make a hole in it and then sometimes (only sometimes) we would manage to get a sound out of it.

Lots of traditions/superstitions around elder too 

Plant Identification

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:42

It could be either ... without asking you won't know ... it commonly springs up from bird droppings so birds perching overnight in the fir trees could have 'sown' them .... but on the other hand if it's a long line of shrubs all about the same size it could be that the land-owner has made a really thoughtful choice.  

Resurrected Eighteen

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:37

Morning all   Love straight lines in veg plots and allotments ... I've been tempted to use a set square when hoeing a drill   

Sleepless night here too .... sorry if it was catching ... I'm blaming parenthood .... even if they are old enough to look after themselves 

Pond Newst

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:21

Newts don't live in ponds all year round ... they spend most of their lives on dry land, returning to ponds to breed ... they'll be back 

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