Posted: 01/08/2016 at 15:46
Hosta, yours is the only canna I have so if it succumbs at least there's nothing for it to infect.
Lantana - re pattypans - you can slice them and use them just like courgettes - but this one we stuffed with goats cheese and chopped sage leaves and baked it for lunch with some tomatoes - delicious. You can stuff the male flowers too, just like courgettes.
Re Bits & Pieces As some of you know my Pa lived until he was 96, passing away last year. For the last 6 years of his life he and Ma were in a care home and Pa needed a lot of personal care - initially he found this very upsetting - but the staff were so wonderful, tending to his needs with a sort of friendly professionalism which enabled him to retain his dignity and yet still have a laugh with them about the indignities of old age. He was so grateful to them for the way they looked after him, and I bless them every day. So thank you to all of you who've had to do 'stuff' for the gentlemen and have done it with kindness and to the best of your ability - even if you were perhaps a little unprepared for what may happen