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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:40

Verrdun ((hugs))  - we've been summoned to say our farewells to Pa at least three times over the past 4 years (it may be more - I think it is - I've lost count), but although very frail and totally fed up that he can't just go to sleep and not wake up again, still he goes on, all his marbles intact  -  several times now he's asked family members to 'finish him off' - it breaks our hearts

Whereas Ma, confused about who I am, who Pa is, where she lives, and why she's not seen her mother lately, seems happy as larry most of the time.

Don't think there's any sense can be made of it


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:01

I adored Pete Duel - he was absolutely gorgeous - those eyes!!!


Am I heading for trouble?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 19:02

If you have nowhere sheltered to put them you could make them some little individual cloches by cutting the bottom off large plastic water or lemonade bottles (the sort that supermarkets sell in packs of six covered with shrink-wrap film).

Cut the bottom 4 - 6" off the base of the bottles and remove the screw tops.  Place the bottles over the plug plants, cut edge down, and press it into the soil.  You now have a little cloche with it's own ventilation.  This will keep the worst of the rain and snow off at least.



Posted: 25/11/2014 at 18:23

Runnybeak - sounds a lovely river trip

Love treacle sponge pudding Have you tried this one?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:51

That's such good news Verdun, although I guess Spike may not feel quite as positive

Fragrant tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:04

And the lovely country smell of a dairy farm should be a lot less in the summer when the cattle are out at pasture all day and night. 


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:42

We had such mild weather last winter I wonder if the queen wasps found it difficult to maintain hibernation - and if they were roused during warmer spells there would not have been the usual nectar sources they're used to in the spring.  Perhaps that caused the demise of a lot of queens.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:33

Lyn, I hope that you (and others with caring responsibilities) have been put in touch with Crossroads Care

They can provide a trained carer to come and sit with and take care of your loved one while you take a break, get your hair done, go shopping, to the theatre etc. 

If you need more support please contact them.  They're lovely people

Identify - Bush / Hedge

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 14:15

Definitely a camellia

Definitely not an escallonia


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 13:44
Matty2 wrote (see)
....  Been to dentist, scale and polish.........

Lovely smile Matty

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