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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:05

You may remember I received a letter from the hospital my dad died in, asking me to fill out a tick box exercise. I wrote back, detailing all that the family thought wrong. I wrote to the chief executive. The patients liason dept wrote back.  Because I pointed out that actually, my mother is next of kin, they wont talk to me until mum has signed to say they can.   Another letter coming up...

Hellebore advice

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:25

Cut all the old leaves off down to the ground. Give a mulch in the general area. Make sure it does not dry out this summer.

Small plants can go into multipurpose compost. Use deep plant pots.

calcified organic seaweed

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 14:38

Anything that like acid conditions such as ericas, blue poppies, azaleas, rhodos, hamamelis.


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:45

Good morning Beckie.

Plant identification

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:44

If you break a leaf and it oozes white sap, its a euphorbia of some sort. Dont get the sap on your skin, it will burn, especially if exposed to sunlight.

Why have my box plants turned orange?????

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:36

Box blight?



Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:33

Raining here. 

DDamsel, what is that bird? My mum would describe it as exotic. She says she has normal birds...sparrows and starlings, collared doves and the odd robin. We hardly ever see a sparrow, but I get the "exotics", great spotted woodpecker, various finches,  all  the tits except marshtit. We got very excited the first time a nuthatch turned up, it seems to be a regular now. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:19

It looks like someone dropped mixed salad leaf seeds into the pot.  The red thing def looks like raddichio. It often appears like that the second year, usually in a tray ive thrown out already. I grow salad leaves in old polystyrene fish boxes, crop them for a few weeks, then chuck it out when the next batch is coming along.

Has anyone seen this plant before?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:26

It can grow to 25ft. Its frost tender. Have you got a big greenhouse?


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:23

Pick them out and feed them to a robin. They wont harm the compost.

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