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Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:12

Yes please Fidget

You weren't there when I posted or I'd have made you one


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 06:06

Good morning all    Hope you're catching some zzzzzzzzzs now Pdoc. 

I think the problem is that we don't get as much exercise in the winter - consequently the 'tired and sleepy' hormones don't happen so much. 

I have some visits planned this afternoon - Aged Ps first then late afternoon I'm making one of my occasional visits to a young lady who lives in sheltered accomodation and taking her Christmas present.  She's very excited at the moment as a lad she was at school with is moving into the complex today - he was always very popular with the girls  


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 18:12

Welcome back Liri  bet it's been lovely up there! 

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 17:22

One of mine has suddenly burst into bloom too.  It was planted earlier this year and obviously spent a bit of time getting it's roots down - then we had a cold spell in August and when the temps warmed up after that the poor things thought spring had come!!!

Not to worry, give them some clematis food next spring and they'll get back into a more normal flowering pattern 

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 16:58

Yes, you had a rough time - but you've beaten the cancer and the rest will get better with treatment and time.  Try to see your glass as being half full


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 16:54

Ah!  We have glaucoma in the family - Aunty B in Wales has it quite badly for years and years but the treatment has been very good and she's still able to use her mobile phone, computer and camera at 88 years old.  Pa has it too - he lost the sight in one eye due to a stroke but the pressure in that eye is very high.  However the prescribed medication for it nearly killed him as it shouldn't be taken with some other medication he was on.  That was 5 years ago - he pulled through and still reads his newspaper every day - he'll be 95 in March.

If your eyes are painful that should be dealt with at the hospital.   I take it that you do tell them how painful it is?  Sometimes men just put up with things when they should be telling the medics.

layered cuttings

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 16:25

We had a lovely sunny morning - but it's been tipping it down again this afternoon - not gardening in that!


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 16:23

You're spot on there Fishy! 

I've gone from Win 7 to Win 8.1   Fortunately the chap in the shop set it up for me so that it's easier than the usual version, but it's not as intuitive as Win 7.

layered cuttings

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 15:54

It's not gardening weather Jess - we take longer when we're outside with mud on our fingers

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 15:51

I'm constantly amazed at how these things differ - I would have thought it helpful to have national standards applicable across the country.  Things seem to differ in so may public services from county to county and then there is surprise when things slip through the net or fall between the floorboards so to speak.

When I'm in charge things will be different - but I don't know when it's going to be my turn

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