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****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 20:05

I spent five hours today, with dad at the hospital for pre op assessment. He promised the nurse he would try to eat a bit and drink more, and do a bit of exercise. When we got home , he went straight to bed, refused to eat or drink..the NHS is doing its best, but the family are made out to be lying bullies, and I've wasted two days so far this week, when dad wont even try to help himself

I probably ought to put this on the rant thread, I'm just so annoyed with him.

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 20:15

We have one like that upstairs. I do the videos on it. Again, dead easy. Big screen. and wifi to printer.


Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:48

Kef, there is an apple shop in Meadowhell. The geeks in there can show you lots of things , and how easy everything is.

My first one was given to me on loan, with no instructions, dead easy to use, everything very intuitive, and after i took it back, I went straight out and bought one.

They are more expensive, but saves a lot of hair pulling out and frustration.

Tips on starting a balcony compost bin?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:44

I think you need a wormery for vermicomposting.

Edd explained it in detail earlier on in the year. have a look here


Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:33

My applelaptop is 8 years old, used every day,brill for photos, great for music, great for browsing.

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:18

Having heard OH pulling his hair out after PC workstation crashed, I would always recommend that windows based computers are consigned to the compost heap , and indulge in an Apple product.

20 years of Apples and I've never had a problem,unlike PC's I have to use at work.

Anyway, surely Apples are best for gardeners.

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:14

Actually,oldtimer, I think you'll find that a lot of us use recycled beer and wine in this way.

Even recycled tea and coffee the same way.

I encourage all males of the household to water the compost heap rather than traipsing muddy feet up stairs.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:09

Good evening, bitterknitter

What are you studying and where?

seeds or pelleted seeds

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:36


How many plants do you want?

Have you got a greenhouse to bring seedlings on?

No flowers

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:35

Trachelospermum jasminoides  will need a south facing wall in this country for it to flower well. A young plant may still be growing  a framework. If it is in a sunny spot, try a feed of a high potassium food such as phostrogen in the spring.

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