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Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:24

Oh dear Verdun ((hugs))  it's so tough isn't it?  I hope you can sort things out.

Some weeks ago Ma lost her bottom dentures - we're pretty sure she wrapped them in tissues and put them in the bin in her bedroom.  She's started doing that with things.  All bins and bin bags were searched but no dentures.  Then her brand new specs disappeared - she says she threw them in the bin because they were old.  We got the optician to send another set.   Now the top set of dentures have disappeared - again the place has been searched from top to bottom.  We're wondering if she's flushed them  

Ma's lack of mobility is such that she cannot get to the local dentist and she refuses to go in a wheelchair taxi as she says she'll be travel sick.  There is a dentist who visits The Lovely Home from time to time so she'll have to see him and get some new teeth - but how long before she loses them? 

Dont laugh but Do climbers climbers climb down again?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:03

And this is the best place to find things out - when I first came here I was surprised how much I knew - the longer I stay the more I discover that I didn't know

Dont laugh but Do climbers climbers climb down again?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 18:55

Good point about the pruning Nut

Dont laugh but Do climbers climbers climb down again?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 18:55

Hi Tingly

Nope, they climb upwards - you need two, one for each side and they'll merge at the top.  And you chose which ones you like the look of, will grow to the height you need, will like the soil and situation (amount of sun/shade etc) and will look good together.

Sounds a lovely project.  It'd be good to see some photos when you've got it planted up


Talkback: Saving calendula seed

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 18:44
nutcutlet wrote (see)

As long as they are hardy plants you could do just that Katkin. 

And providing you think you'll know how to tell the difference between your much wanted flower seedlings and the seedlings of all the weeds that will be springing into life at the same time

Wild Garlic

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 17:52
Mrs H3 wrote (see)

I just know I'm on the wrong forum here - how do I get on the right one !!

Hi, just go to the top of the page, click on Forum Topics and select the most appropriate (it doesn't really matter which) and then torwards the right of the page you'll see a New Thread button.  Click on that and post your query - good luck

Wild Garlic

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 17:22

If they smell of onion/garlic then they're one of the allium family, but whether they're alliums, wild garlic (ramsons) or garlic chives  or Three cornered garlic (allium triquetrum) it'll be hard to tell until they flower (although the Three cornered garlic's leaves are three cornered in cross-section so that'll give you a clue).

If they're muscari then they won't smell of onions/garlic.

But as you say, wait until the spring and then you'll know for sure.

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:07

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:59

Either from a pack of mixed seeds, or somehow  something happened at the seed merchant's place and some seeds got into the wrong packet


did you go away for a holiday leaving someone else to water your plants .... if something untoward happened and they replaced the plants, thinking you'd never find out ...........???  (my children don't call me Miss Marple for nothing )

One thing is certain, it won't be because the seeds are too old.  Enjoy your aubergines - lovely veg

Acer Beni Schichihenge problem?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:52

It sounds to me as if it has been scorched by the sun - variegated maples need partial shade

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