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Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:26
Edd wrote (see)

... I would have a word with the developers about this!

Get your solicitors to do this!!! If not handled correctly it could just affect the value of your house and affect its mortgagability.  Don't want to be alarmist but this needs sorting out properly. 

Good luck!


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:23

Losing a child - I can't imagine - although in the past it has been my job and my privilege to sit at a bedside with a mother as she watched her firstborn teenage son pass away.

The funeral we went to yesterday was of a friend who died unexpectedly whilst at home convalescing from a relatively straightforward op, just three days short of his 45th birthday ... his parents and sister just looked shellshocked yesterday ... as indeed are we all. 


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:19

RB - PMs are ok here - check your settings are on Advanced Edit, sometimes that makes a difference.  Also sometimes hitting  Submit reply will bring up a box for you to type in.


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:17

Hello again folks    I'm back from the GC and farm shop, and I think I've sussed the problem with my clematis HF Young.  It's covered with buds but they've all turned brown and died.  I gave it (and all the other clematis) their usual dose of FB&B early on, then the Clematis Food, but what with Pa's funeral etc I didn't realise that the very dry April meant that the fertiliser wasn't getting absorbed into the ground and picked up by the roots - the others have been ok but HF Young has lots of other plants around it's 'lower half' which will have kept any rain off the soil and I didn't think to water    I've just bought a soaker hose for the shady bank and set that up so that they all get a good regular watering from now on, and will give HF Young a good dose of tomato feed.  I looked for a straight soluble potash at the GC but they didn't have one, and I guess the tomato feed will be more balanced.  I'll snip all the dead buds off 'cos they look horrid, and with a bit of luck and a following wind, not to mention a lot more tlc we'll get a second flush - cross your fingers for me folks.


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 09:22

BL - give her a ((Good Luck Hug)) from all of us


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 09:20

I would use a jet from a hosepipe or my fingers, but if you can't bear to do that then use a paintbrush, the sort you use for doing the architrave around the doors - and brush them off.

Any Advice please, weed or plant

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 07:40

Did that arrive in topsoil that you bought and paid for??????????????


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 07:12

Good morning all

We got back yesterday evening and just flopped on the sofa.  Glad you all seem to have been ok without me   Verdun, glad your cousin is on the mend ((hugs)).

Clematis HF Young is covered with buds, but I've a feeling they're not going to open - they don't look right - I've googled and think its a potash deficiency - it had a good helpling of Clematis food a while back but obviously it needs more - I'll get some soluble potash from the GC later today and give it a good dosing.



It's my birthday

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 06:04

Oooh I missed Fishy's birthday - I see it went ahead without me!!! 

Hope you had a good one Fishy!  Lovely cake


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 17:56

Right we're off - see you tomorrow evening - probably Look after each other ((hugs))

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