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Posted: 09/05/2014 at 19:37

Gaffa tape needed here. there must have been a good gust of wind today, the polytunnel shed all the bricks holding the cover down, ripped off the tapes tying it to the frame, and tried to take off. OH suggests lots of tie wraps and some more bricks.

Strangely, all the plants were in the same position. I expected them to be all over the floor.


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 18:43

Dad has been "helping" the nurses. They are trying to measure water in and out, but he doesn't want the nurses to have to empty the bed bottles, so he has been tootling along the corridor to the loo.

This means he pulls off all the leads for the heart machine, so to keep him on the bed, they have catheterised him. He's not likely to be out before Monday, but things are proceeding.

 I get a day off tomorrow, sister can go instead. and I can do some gardening.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:47

He's already been voted in charge of the escape committee.

I expect him to be in until the weekend, it depends on how quickly he annoys all the nurses.

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:43

Dianthus deltoides  do look like that. They only have tiny flowers. Good for edging but not for cutting.

Was that what you were expecting?

They're certainly not dahlias.

trees and shrubs for £1

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:38

Lead the good life is the new name for garden bargains .com

I bought a cherry tree from them that produced pear flowers. When I complained I was told I could keep the peach tree(what peach tree?) and they replaced my potted stella cherry with a bare root cherry six months later. Not worth the aggro.

dahlia advice

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:32

They will grow, and probably be bigger than last year. Just watch out for slugs and snails because they love the tender new shoots.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:30

Yes, but you are unlikely to get any flowers this year if you do it now.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:27

Punkdoc, I'm really jealous, I havn't even got a bud on mine.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:26

Well, its tiddling it down here. Good job I can't garden because I've spent 2 days toing and froing from the hospital. My Dad has been wheezing for three weeks, so after finally obtaining an appointment with his GP, , the GP decided he needed urgent admission to Hospital and wanted to call an ambulance. Dad insisted on driving home in the Frontera, packing a bag and then calling a taxi. My sister was called who cant drive, so I walked in from shopping just as it was beginning to rain. Sister on phone in panic, washing on line getting wet, food in car boot defrosting nicely, and sister wanting to know how long I would be. !!!

Most of yesterday spent at hospital, and today.

Once the lung man had ruled out COPD, emphysema, and asbestosis, a chest Xray showed a lot of fluid on his lungs,  so he got a diuretic to clear the fluid and an oxygen mask. If he would keep the mask on , he would improve better, but today the cardiologist decided he has mild heart failure and they have moved him to cardiology from EAU for more tests.

However , we know he's getting better, because he told the man in the next bed his plans for modifying mums new electric recliner chair with a swivel mechanism off the old chair.He's planning on doing it while mums out shopping.I think we are going to have to hide the keys to the garage. He knows he shouldnt do it, because it will invalidate the warranty, but that engineers gene is fighting all the way.

The nurses had to tell him to stop twiddling with the knobs for the oxygen supply.

As the man in the next bed says... have you bought any spanners wrapped up in his new pajamas?


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:41

Exhausting day today. Will explain tomorrow. Time for bed now.

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