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Weed identification please

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:42

The first one has leaves like Enchanter's Nightshade but the flower looks wrong


The second one looks a bit like one of the spireas, but I'm not sure


The third one is Aquilegia foliage - you should get some lovely flowers next year


Someone else will have more ideas ......


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:37

Oh, a friend in NE London has just said that they're having an absolute cloudburst - she says it's so loud they can't have a conversation!!!

That'll fill the waterbutts!

Shield Bugs

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:18

We love Shield Bugs - they are so handsome



Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:51

This time of year young adult males are being ejected from the clan and go out to find their own territory and this is when we sometimes find foxes in areas where they've not been before.  Try to make sure you and your neighbours make him feel unwelcome - lock up poultry and small pets, don't leave food out that might tempt them to visit.  Set up intruder lights that will switch on when they come into your garden (just for a couple of months your neighbours will have to be understanding).  Hopefully the fox will move on

Can You Identify This Flower For Me Please??

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:46

California poppy?


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:14

A wonderful book "Remarkable Plants that Shape our World"  - fascinating information and brilliantly illustrated - just my sort of book

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:56

Try to make sure that they keep her in long enough after the saline drip is removed, to get her used to drinking enough by mouth.  So often they rehydrate them then discharge - then they get dehydrated again.  It's the 1:1 support in hospital that is so important for the elderly confused.


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:48

There are some very kind people in this world -  I've just had a lovely present to cheer me up!!!  It's succeeded

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.

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