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clematis freckles

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:40


I'm not an acer grower, but from what I do know I think it probably needs more shade than it's getting - someone with more acer-specific knowledge will come along soon I'm sure. 

However, it may be better to start a new thread with acer in the title - that way you'll grab their attention


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:37

Morning Fairy - didn't see you there   morning Pat

Help yourselves to coffee - croissants and pastries will be later when OH wakes up.

I've been picking blackberries for about 10 days now - the hedgerows are heavy with them and they're ripening nicely


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:35

I took some croissants and Danish pastries out of the freezer last night to bake for brekkie this morning - they're nicely risen but I won't put them in the oven just yet 'cos OH is still sound asleep.  You'll just have to make do with coffee for now ...



Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:21

Good morning Pdoc   It dropped to 11.8C here overnight - the coolest it's been for a while - but it's back up to 13.4C now and climbing - quite overcast tho'

We're thinking of a bit of a yomp - probably more of a meander across the marshes really - armed with containers for wild blackberries

What rights do I have or what can I do?

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:32

Hi Christopher - I do feel for you - but for the time being do nothing.  Whatever you do or say to the children will be interpreted by them and their parents as agression and you could find that you're the one getting into trouble which would not be good.

Let your carers take this up with the council in the first instance - a letter from your GP, MH support worker, any and all of the professionals involved in your care emphasising the harm this is doing to you will be helpful.

The problem is that the more the children are told to leave you alone, the more they will identify you as someone it is fun to annoy and the more they will do it. 

However, if you feel that it's getting too much to bear, you can contact the local police on the non emergency number 119 and explain your situation and that you are being targetted.  Hopefully a few PCSOs will visit the area for a while.  The problem is that this is likely only to be a short term solution.

It may not be the answer you want to hear, but I think that the best solution will be for you to make an application to be rehoused on health grounds - with supporting letters from the professionals involved with you, this ought to be possible. 

Wishing you the best of luck - not too long to go now until the end of the school holidays when you'll get a bit more peace and quiet.


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:14

Now I'll recognise you when we meet up

Corkscrew Hazel

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:12

The curly gene does't just make the stems curl, it makes the leaves curl too  - perfectly normal for a corkscrew hazel

what are these?

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:08
cathy43 wrote (see)

Ox eye daisy...

They're all UK native flowers

Rhubarb, Isle of Ely

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:05

There are some very good names around there

Sweet peas have succumbed to powdery mildew again

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 19:59

Some people are confused about powdery mildew and think it's caused by the plant being too wet ... it's the opposite - powdery mildew attacks plants that are weakened by drought.

A bucket full of water every rain-free day in the summer wouldn't be too much.

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