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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:16

The thing is a lot of elderly people seem to cut back on their liquid intake because getting to the loo can be difficult, or they can be afraid of/embarrased by 'leakages'. 

The problem is that the more concentrated the urine, the more likely it is that they will get urinary tract infections or 'urgent need to visit'. 

Quite often as soon as someone finds out that many/most elderly people use some form of 'protection' and that it's quite acceptable in polite society, they're happier to follow instructions to drink a bit more.

green tomatoes

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:36
Boater wrote (see)  ....  I could just build a climate control system, but that would seem like cheating!

Definitely cheating!  LOL

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:30
gardenning granny wrote (see)

Is a butler sink the same? This photo taken a couple of years ago - now is completely covered in echeverias, euphorbia myrsinites (at the back) and various forms of houseleek.  I don't water it and have gravel surrounding all the plants.

It stands on four coffee jar lids to keep it off the ground and I absolutely love it.  Didn't buy it, inherited it along with a smaller apothecary sink from my Auntie Lily.  I take the echeverias into the unheated greenhouse in the winter, but the rest stay put.

 

completely covered

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60369.jpg?width=350

 

gardenning granny wrote (see)

Is a butler sink the same? 

A Belfast sink has a weir-type overflow.  A Butler sink (sometimes called a London Butler sink) does not have an overflow.

Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:15

Cut them all down to ground level in February Boater - couldn't be simpler

green tomatoes

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:14

This week overnight minimum temps here in central Norfolk have been over 15C and daytime maximums have been around 25C   It's fantastic - the tomato plants that have escaped the blight (fortunately the majority of them) are ripening like mad

However, I've never had to do so much watering in mid September - swings and roundabouts

Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:39

I'm considering getting some of this http://www.gardenselect.co.uk/rootex.html to try to confine mine

Talkback: The best crops for flavour

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:34

Yes, a little bit smaller than GD and with a sweet/acid tang that I love

North facing Porch

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:46

Let us know how you get on

Talkback: The best crops for flavour

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:45

I've always liked Gardener's Delight and grew some more this year.  However I was given some Sungold plants, and I must say the flavour of these little golden balls surpasses even GD - I'm eating them like sweets every time I go into the garden

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