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Posted: 28/11/2014 at 19:40
Lyn wrote (see)

A doctor told me that its no use taking vitamin c without zinc, the body wont absorb it, so I take a multi vitamin that contains zinc, never had a cold nor OH either and he used to get some stinkers.

Anyone else heard of that?

Yes - daughter had ME throughout teens and twenties - I eventually managed to fill her up with vitamins including zinc and selenium - sorted her immune system  out

I eat loads of shellfish so my zinc intake is high


Fg - we're recording Placido   thanks for the reminder ((hugs))

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 19:02

I went to dear friends' wedding a while back - I've never seen so many lean leather-clad bodies   topped with the most ornate and elegant braids and plaits -  and that was just the chaps!  A Romany Biker wedding in their own Big Top - it went on for 3 days

Compared with those, Bob F's long braid is as nothing - all is relative.

But yes, he has a lovely smile and a wicket sense of humour


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:56

All you poorly peeple - drink lots of water, take paracetomol and lots of Vitamin C and Echinacea (not plugs - pills).


OH seems to think that I shouldn't be swallowing my 50+ women's vitamins with my Sauv. Blanc ........ I've read the instructions - it says take after food with a glass of water or a cold drink - what else do 50+ year old women drink with their meals

Once again. SORRY.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:10

Hi Daryl - I think the thing is that we know that Mike has been very ill not so long ago, and we also understand that he is sad and lonely and depends on this forum for company.  It's hard to ignore someone who we viewed as  a friend not very long ago.

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 17:18

I got a bargain - I went with Topbird to a local village hall for an afternoon listening to Cleve West talk about his career - entertaining, informative and jolly good company.  £8 including tea and cake.  Bargain!!!


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:58

Hyacinths grown in pots for flowering indoors do get congested roots, but they'll come to no harm and repotting may do more harm than good.  

If it looks unsightly you can get some Sphagnum moss from a florist or online and cover the surface of the compost - that'll improve the appearance

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:53

I lost my heart to the late Geoffrey Smith years ago - listening to him talking about flowers for shade on GQT was one of the seminal moments of my life - not only was he a real plantsman, but he really knew how to use words - and that lovely warm voice - OH knew GS was his only real rival. 

Bob Flowerdew (a Norfolk gardener) is also a favourite of mine - but he doesn't have my heart - I don't do long braids on chaps 




What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:47

Snowdrops and hazel catkins - they flower in January - my birthday month   My heart leaps when I see a hedge of hazel catkins blowing in the breeze on a sunny day in winter


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:32

Hello folks I'm back from a lovely afternoon out in the company of Topbird and Cleve West (and a village hall full of gardeners).   He's a really entertaining and informative speaker and the photos were brilliant.  It was particularly interesting for me with my art school background as CW also studied at art school before somehow sort of sliding sideways into garden design. 

Lyn, I've been planning to make mince pies all week ... but I thought if I left it long enough someone else would make some   am I in time to have one with a cuppa?

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:21

I used to live quite close to Bressingham (and am not that far away at the moment).  In my experience when Alan Bloom was at the helm they sold quite a few of their own cultivars which have never been more generally available.  As you say Verdun, the 'Garden Centre' is now part of the Wyevale chain.

However, Adrian Bloom is in charge of The Bressingham Gardens (as seen on Christine Walkden's prog the other day)  and he may well know of Taxus Coppershine - he can be contacted here - postal address at the bottom.

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