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Posted: 13/08/2015 at 06:15

I've alerted Katie to your problem.  She's currently helping to plan an upgrade of this site

Help needed!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 06:13

Hi Katie - thought you'd like to have a look at this thread


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:13
Verdun wrote (see)

So not too bad then re your mum Dove?  Losing dentures seems part and parcel of care home behaviour happened regularly with my mum.  However, often it was the staff at fault.  Too easy to blame the residents.  mum "lost" her dentures, her spectacles, her hearing aid....all of which would affect her well being.  


No, she was much happier today than on my last visit. 

We can't blame the staff for the missing dentures - they've institued quite a good bedtime routine and remove the teeth and put them out of Ma's reach when she goes to bed - they seem to go missing when she's in her room on her own 'cos she's asked to go for a rest ........ not a lot they can do about that. 

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:09

Achilleas - I've always wanted to grow them and I thought that my west-facing front garden on free-draining loam would be ok for them - the yarrow in the lawn seems more than happy.   I planted two last year and they flowered beautifully - a soft buttery yellow (can't remember it's name off the top of my head) and achillea terracotta - looked wonderful against Clematis purpurea plena elegans last year.

This year?   Nothing, not a sausage, not even the tiniest sprig of green appeared - however the yarrow in the lawn around the bed has survived everything I can throw at it, including a lawn weed & feed treatment


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:57

Hugs???  Who wants more hugs???



Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:08

SGL   Ma was surprised I knew where to find her - she's not often there - apparently!  When I left I said "I'll see you again soon" - she said she didn't know where she'd be 'cos she travels around a lot - you don't think she's discovered Romany roots do you???  Anyway, we left it that I'd check there first, and if she wasn't at The Lovely Home they'd know where she was likely to be. They've assured her that they'll keep a bedroom free for her and they'll always have a meal for her  Apart from the confusion she was perfectly happy - she knew she'd been out the day before and had a nice time, but couldn't remember where it was she'd been (a walk/push with some of the other residents and staff down to the sea front for a cup of coffee and an ice cream).

The only problem is that she appears to have lost her bottom dentures - she's probably flushed them down the loo like she did the last ones - at least this time we've got the moulds so it won't cost her an arm and a leg to have some more made like it did the last time. 

How to choose and hire a landscape gardener

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:04

Do you know the website ? You join your local one and it's a brilliant way to get recommendations from your neighbours for local tradesmen etc. 

I've also got good plants/tools etc for nothing or next to nothing or swapsies. 

Sort of like Gumtree but less money oriented and more friendly.  There's also a Lost & Found page for pets and stuff like that

Help needed!

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 18:56

Sometimes it's there and sometimes it isn't.

I wondered whether it was there if the 'first unread post' was on a previous page, but practice doesn't seem to bear that out ... it does seem to be intermittent

plant identification

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 18:21

That's what made me think of Comfrey - it's prone to powdery mildew.


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 18:04
Fritillary wrote (see)

Dove, the other day you mentioned the film 'The Rare Breed', after Brandy had her calf. I was just on line registering the birth and you have to put down who the sire is.When I looked at his pedigree his grand sire was called Udel 1 R51 Vindicator. What a coincidence.

That's just brilliant  

DD ((hugs))

Hosta ((hugs))

Yvie ((hugs))

Anyone else ???  just help yourself


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