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Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:53

Very mixed day for me.

Today I was told a story by Mrs Woodhead who was upset by the Doctor. She had gone to see him with ear trouble, and he asked what she had been using. Cuprinol ear drops. She wasn't amused that the doctor fell about laughing. We hope she had been using cerumol ear drops but you never know...

Then I got a phone call. Dad fell over in early hours of this morning, spent 8 hours on a trolley, then admitted, then moved onto side ward. Heart failure worse. When I got there the family had been told to expect the worse. Then he rallied and sent us all home so he could get some sleep.

Now I need some. So  hope for better news tomorrow.

No time to  read rest of thread. so I hope everyone is OK, and if I am not around for a bit you know why...

My Brugmansia finally flowered!

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:05

Mine are being eaten by something very small, maybe red spider mite. It doesn't seem to stop them flowering though.

Last years cuttings are 3 ft tall and have buds on.  I cut down like you would a buddleja, when I take it into the greenhouse for the winter, otherwide they take up too much room. Cuttings go in a coffee jar of water on the kitchen windowsill.

second year they will branch more. Third year I put them in the ground and let the frost have them. I have had them flowering outside on bonfire night.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:31

Mrs Garden, Love that cosmos Bet you will grow some more next year.

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:45

I feed all year. At the moment it is fledgling mix and the goldfinches are after naked sunflower seeds.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:43

I cant see very well , but it looks like Hewitts double, Mrs Garden. Very airy fairy. It should seed around a bit.

My Brugmansia finally flowered!

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 11:52

Dont forget that when you cut it down for the winter, the offcuts will root in a glass of water in the windowsill, giving you fresh plants for next year. They take a couple of months to root, I pot them up in Spring.

I use thick shoots, about a foot (30cm) long.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 23:25

What is the pink coneflower in the last picture, Lyn?

Butternut Sqash

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 23:09

I harvested a buffyball thinking it looked ready. The seeds weren't set properly, so I think I will leave them longer and hope for some warm weather in September.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:54

My mum has a funny plastered bit in the kitchen ceiling, from when I went up to see how dad was doing laying floorboards in the bungalow loft. He hadn't done the bit where I put my foot between the rafters.....

It only went through up to my knee.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:47

I think you'd have to get on a train, Mike.

Geographically, I pay Derbyshire  council tax  but have a Nottinghamshire post code. The post office has a bit of an identity crisis.Just north of the Trent, but easy access to M1

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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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