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Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:30

I hope your parents are both better soon, lyn.

Verdun, make sure your mum is drinking. It is so easy to get dehydrated in hospital,if no one keeps putting a drink in front of her. Dehydration will make any confusion worse. My dad was really confused in hospital but is a  lot better now we more or less force a glass of fluid down him every hour..

My mother in law was given three months to live. She had dementia, a urine infection, and assaulted two ambulancemen, a nurse and a doctor on her way in to the hospital. A team of carers was put in place, she came home, and with careful feeding and making sure she drank, she improved a great deal and lived another five years.

Broccoli Plugs

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:59

Feed the soil, not the plant.  Distribute any home made compost and the bfb equally over the area. Tickle it in to the top few inches. You dont need to dig deep. Brassicas need to be firmed in. Dont forget to net against wood pigeons.

Broccoli Plugs

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:42

I would fork it over, a quick spinkle of blood fish and bone, and then plant.

Patio Apple

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:15

What variety is it? 

Talkback: Apple tree varieties

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:09

Probably nothing. Do you know what the varieties are?


Rose Rosetta disease

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 13:37

I thought at first it was robins gall, caused by a wasp. However I think it looks more like weedkiller damage. Have you mulched with stable manure?

some of it is contaminated with a weed killer that causes these distortions. 

If it is either of these two, it is temporary and you do not need to dig up the rose. 

Prune out all affected parts and burn, next year the rose is likely to be OK. Use a rose feed in Spring.

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 19:38

I'd take some cuttings now, and then if it doesn't like the move, you have spares.


Posted: 17/09/2014 at 17:49

Yesterday I emailed Hayloft plants to complain about the dead phlox.

I received a bounceback saying that someone would contact me. Today I have had an email asking me how I rate the support I have received.

Answers in words of one syllable please.....

white mouse

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 11:36

I just wish they could weed as well.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 11:19

I've grown that from seed this year, but its not in flower yet.  It does look like it will need staking. I'm growing it in between tree lilies. I'm hoping  the stems from the tree lilies will prop it up.

My Yucca is going to flower. The original one I dug out, it always looked awful after winter, but the root sent up shoots. This is one of those, in the sunniest spot in the garden. It obviously likes it.

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