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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:11

Fishy - it will be such a relief for you all to have him home.  The camera thing in a couple of weeks sounds alarming, but we all know now that it sounds worse than it actually is, and we'll keep our fingers crossed that the outcome is positive ((hugs)).

As I've said on CBox, I heard earlier that Pa was taken to hospital to get a problem with his catheter sorted out.  Brother  phoned the hospital and tried to find out whether he was being admitted or was he all sorted and being sent back - all the hospital could say was that there was no person by that name in the hospital at the moment - they could not say whether he had been and gone, or whether he was waiting in an ambulance queue.  Brother is currently driving up the A12  to visit him, wherever he is.

Anyone seen a nearly 95 year old with a RAF moustache on a hospital trolley anywhere?

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:03

OH made a chicken pie for supper today (under supervision and with rough puff pastry I'd made a couple of weeks ago and put in the freezer).  It was superb and I'm very stuffed!

While I was picking the runner beans to go with the pie, I saw something unusual amongst the foliage ............... a large round shape ................. yet another branch of the monstrous rampaging squash has reached into the runner beans and yes - we have a squash - at the moment it's about the size of a large coconut (but round).  I don't suppose it'll have time to ripen, but you never know .......... watch this space!

Heard earlier that Pa was taken to hospital to get a problem with his catheter sorted out.  Brother  phoned the hospital and tried to find out whether he was being admitted or was he all sorted and being sent back - all the hospital could say was that there was no person by that name in the hospital at the moment - they could not say whether he had been and gone, or whether he was waiting in an ambulance queue.  Brother is currently driving up the A12  to visit him, wherever he is.

Anyone seen a nearly 95 year old with a RAF moustache on a hospital trolley anywhere?

West Acre

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:08

Actually, that makes us sound like either snails or ............ escargots

West Acre

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 17:45

We're all very shy and retiring Birdy - but we come out of our shells occasionally to mix with gardeners and cooks

AKEBIA quinata

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 17:41

To upload a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.  If it still doesn't work, let us know!

West Acre

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:06

You should've stood in the middle there and shouted Nut!  Dove! Panda! Snoodle!  and then rounded it all off with Topbird!   We'd have all come running!!!  

We had plenty of picnic to spare ....

 

Those are lovely penstemons

Fruit tree with non invasive roots

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 15:19

There's lots of information here http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/dwarf-fruit-trees/ and Reads Nursery are very helpful if you contact them.

I have no connection with them other than as a very satisfied customer.  Their fruit trees are beautifully packaged and arrive in great condition.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:55

There used to be a very good one between you and the coast, but I've a feeling he's since gone to the great workshop in the sky

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:59

Oooh Topbird!  Walnut - do you know any woodturners - you could get a gorgeous bowl made

Black Spot

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:46

I don't know whether Rose Clear is safe for bees - like you I prefer not to take risks where our pollinating insects are concerned.  You may find this helpful http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/10102631/Can-a-black-spot-spray-restore-your-roses-to-health.html

There's also another thread about blackspot which you may find interesting

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/blackspot-on-roses/516639.html

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