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Posted: 16/02/2015 at 08:30

Bekkie - re the Selenium (my daughter, not sister by the way )   - back when she had it there was no real medical understanding, although she did have tests showing that her body seemed to be constantly in a state of reaction to a virus.   I think the ME had to run its course (she had it from her mid teens and into her mid to late twenties following a bad bout of glandular fever when she was eleven) - the Selenium didn't 'cure' it, but it did seem to help prevent her getting every virus that was going - if she stopped taking it her health was noticeably worse - she would catch a cold and then she'd get really ill with joint pains, permanent exhaustion and memory problems and a real 'low feeling' - not depression, just a real and tangible inability to focus on anything.  When she took the Selenium ACE regularly she really didn't get as many colds and bugs, and so wasn't knocked sideways quite so often. The ME was an awful time for her, taking roughly ten years out of her education and career.  Thankfully she's a tenacious and determined lass and resumed her education, getting a good degree and marrying her lovely man, and she now has a job that she loves

When gardens fight back

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 08:13

Hope KT53's bruises are healing now - or at least that he/she's getting some  deserved TLC

Harlequin ladybirds

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 07:36

I agree with you Chicky - there's no point in destroying the Harlequins, they're established here now and at least they eat aphids.


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 07:28

Good morning all   A very misty moisty morning here in Norfolk - more book sorting to be done - at least we've reached Fiction

Chicky   I suppose in the workplace sanity is relative

When gardens fight back

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 22:24

You should never cut an Elder down - bound to lead to trouble - legend has it that a dryad called The Elder Mother lives in an Elder tree and if you fell it you will release an evil spirit ...  If you believe in such things


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 21:05

Clari - get yourself a few months' supply of Selenium ACE

My daughter had a rotten immune system for years due to ME (myalgic encephalothophy) which followed on after glandular fever when she was only !!!

Selenium ACE made a real iprovement to how she coped when all the winter bugs were about!

Gardening today

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:42

Ground Ivy in the Asparagus bed

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 19:49

I'm quite fond of Ground Ivy - it's one of the first plants I learned to identify as a child - it grew in the wood near our house   As you say, it is pretty - in the right place


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 19:17

Ground Ivy in the Asparagus bed

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:36

Hurrah!  That's really good news - in my experience it has fairly fine surface roots and responds well to hand weeding.  Remove all you can now and keep an eye out for the easily recognisable leaves of seedlings - you should be able to get rid of it fairly easily

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