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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:27

Punkdoc, I'm really jealous, I havn't even got a bud on mine.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:26

Well, its tiddling it down here. Good job I can't garden because I've spent 2 days toing and froing from the hospital. My Dad has been wheezing for three weeks, so after finally obtaining an appointment with his GP, , the GP decided he needed urgent admission to Hospital and wanted to call an ambulance. Dad insisted on driving home in the Frontera, packing a bag and then calling a taxi. My sister was called who cant drive, so I walked in from shopping just as it was beginning to rain. Sister on phone in panic, washing on line getting wet, food in car boot defrosting nicely, and sister wanting to know how long I would be. !!!

Most of yesterday spent at hospital, and today.

Once the lung man had ruled out COPD, emphysema, and asbestosis, a chest Xray showed a lot of fluid on his lungs,  so he got a diuretic to clear the fluid and an oxygen mask. If he would keep the mask on , he would improve better, but today the cardiologist decided he has mild heart failure and they have moved him to cardiology from EAU for more tests.

However , we know he's getting better, because he told the man in the next bed his plans for modifying mums new electric recliner chair with a swivel mechanism off the old chair.He's planning on doing it while mums out shopping.I think we are going to have to hide the keys to the garage. He knows he shouldnt do it, because it will invalidate the warranty, but that engineers gene is fighting all the way.

The nurses had to tell him to stop twiddling with the knobs for the oxygen supply.

As the man in the next bed says... have you bought any spanners wrapped up in his new pajamas?


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:41

Exhausting day today. Will explain tomorrow. Time for bed now.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 06:42

I bet you're wondering what I'm doing up at this time. OH went to Bath at silly o clock. I could have gone with him and had a 2 hour wander around Bath on my own while he did his job, and then a three hour drive back. I opted for feeding the birds, making some coffee and going back to bed.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 06:37

  I'm glad it's doing well.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 06:31

We must have been on the edge of the rain.half the patio is wet and half dry

Laying turf on hardcore

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:19

Part of my lawn has an old farm track under it and about 7cm of soil. its OK until prolonged dry periods, when the old farm track shows up as a brown area first.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:16

Now everyone has finished eating, I can tell you the story of my mums cat, Tiger.

 They  live in a bungalow and he used to bring in presents through the open bedroom window. He would then drop live (mouse) present on the bed , and wow to be fed(chopped up liver) in the middle of the night. My dad wouldn't get out of bed, so my mum had to resort to catching the mice in a fishing net and then release them outside the house. It got a bit beyond a joke when he bought in a baby rabbit... and the mouse that got in the back of the piano was a bit of a pain too.

I've been watching 13 men on an island. 1st thing they see is a boa constrictor. as they watched this fine piece of protein slither off, all they could think about was how much sleep they would get. I was thinking, chop its head off and roast it.

How do you like your snakes, Dove?

help. brussels sprouts

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 18:37

Cabbage root flies lay eggs near the plant and they hatch into maggots that eat the roots of brassicas. The larvae are white though and they dont usually kill the plant in a week. Have you got a photo?

Donate for us 1940's garden?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 18:14

I think its probably for Heeley City Farm in Sheffield.. a registered charity that does a lot of work with adults with learning disabilities.


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