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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:14

A wonderful book "Remarkable Plants that Shape our World"  - fascinating information and brilliantly illustrated - just my sort of book

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:56

Try to make sure that they keep her in long enough after the saline drip is removed, to get her used to drinking enough by mouth.  So often they rehydrate them then discharge - then they get dehydrated again.  It's the 1:1 support in hospital that is so important for the elderly confused.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:48

There are some very kind people in this world -  I've just had a lovely present to cheer me up!!!  It's succeeded

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:16

The thing is a lot of elderly people seem to cut back on their liquid intake because getting to the loo can be difficult, or they can be afraid of/embarrased by 'leakages'. 

The problem is that the more concentrated the urine, the more likely it is that they will get urinary tract infections or 'urgent need to visit'. 

Quite often as soon as someone finds out that many/most elderly people use some form of 'protection' and that it's quite acceptable in polite society, they're happier to follow instructions to drink a bit more.

green tomatoes

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:36
Boater wrote (see)  ....  I could just build a climate control system, but that would seem like cheating!

Definitely cheating!  LOL

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:30
gardenning granny wrote (see)

Is a butler sink the same? This photo taken a couple of years ago - now is completely covered in echeverias, euphorbia myrsinites (at the back) and various forms of houseleek.  I don't water it and have gravel surrounding all the plants.

It stands on four coffee jar lids to keep it off the ground and I absolutely love it.  Didn't buy it, inherited it along with a smaller apothecary sink from my Auntie Lily.  I take the echeverias into the unheated greenhouse in the winter, but the rest stay put.

 

completely covered

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60369.jpg?width=350

 

gardenning granny wrote (see)

Is a butler sink the same? 

A Belfast sink has a weir-type overflow.  A Butler sink (sometimes called a London Butler sink) does not have an overflow.

Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:15

Cut them all down to ground level in February Boater - couldn't be simpler

green tomatoes

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:14

This week overnight minimum temps here in central Norfolk have been over 15C and daytime maximums have been around 25C   It's fantastic - the tomato plants that have escaped the blight (fortunately the majority of them) are ripening like mad

However, I've never had to do so much watering in mid September - swings and roundabouts

Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:39

I'm considering getting some of this http://www.gardenselect.co.uk/rootex.html to try to confine mine

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10

FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55

Neonicontinoids

Do bees become addicted? 
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