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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 04:18

Verdun, my dad is the same. Wont eat, drinks little, wont use the walker and so falls.  Ambulance has been out three times in the last week, they just get him up and back into bed. Then he tells the doctor that everything is ok. So nothing gets done. My mum is ready to pull her hair out, she gets no sleep because dad wont stay in bed at night, wont use night drainage bags, at the end of the day, he has had a good innings. If he wont help himself, and goes against all advice, there  is nothing we can do. I am about to go on holiday, the other side of the world,   I  doubt he will last until I get back.

Ground Cover Question

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:48

You really need something more angular. Slate will slide over each other and end up at the bottom of the slope.

Abbreviations

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:06

 OH was on a committee when Trent Polytechnic became a University. They had to find a new name that was not Nottingham University which was already taken. One of the serious suggestions was   City University Nottingham Trent.... until OH fell about on the floor laughing.  It took a while for the penny to drop. Then the suggestion was dropped and it became Trent University,Nottingham.

Harvesting seeds

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:56

On a dry day, after the morning dew has gone. eg late afternoon.

banana has produced seed pod what now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:12

You may find it will send up a new shoot from the  rootstock.

Planting Allium Bulbs

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:07

Plant alliums deep especially the big purple pom pom types, like globemaster, or they split and form lots of little bulbs after the first year, and they don't flower as well.

should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:00

Get a spear and jackson neverbend rootbreaker.

http://www.toolandfix.com/spear-and-jackson-2422nb-neverbend-root-breaker-100mm-wide-tubular-steel-shaft.html?gclid=CMeOs_jLhMECFVDItAod5woAtA

I broke a fork last year trying to dig up jap anemones in clay.

This does the job.

propogation

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:12

Yes, As long as each split has a growing point or shoot. best done in spring when they start to grow.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 17:50

I need your address, Victoria. PM me. I am posting tomorrow.

Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:53

Mix in lots of grass cuttings, Use a builders bag if you can get one and havn't got a spare compost bin. If not heap it up , wet it and put a tarpaulin or even old compost sacks over it.

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