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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 22:09

Thats brill, panda. He will be able to get you a nice crimbo pressy. Every little helps.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:54

Dad is deteriorating day by day.  I have spent 5 of the past 10 days either accompanying him to doctors, hospital, seeing dieticians and physiotherapists. His heart failure is stable, but he will not eat any solids at all now, drinks very little and moves as little as possible, despite, everyone asking him to eat more, drink more, and do a little exercise. walking 10 yards with a zimmer frame would be good.

he tells them all he will,and then he goes straight to bed and turns the telly on at full volume so he cant hear us asking him to drink.

I get so annoyed with him, because all of the deterioration is self inflicted. We've tried cajoling, coaxing, nagging, and threatening. I finished with giving him a pad of paper and asking him to plan his funeral because that will be the next thing. He's running my mum ragged, and she's getting no sleep because he sleeps most of the day, but is awake at night. The other night he wanted to get up and have a shave at 3am. Apparently he had been planning it for three days.

She thinks he need two weeks boot camp, where he is forced by strangers to do something. He will do it for strangers, but not for family.

searching for unusual plants

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:35

I can send you some Rosa glauca seeds, if you PM me your address.

Cheapest houseplants ever

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:10

Colocasia is Taro. The roots are eaten. Not the same as a banana plant.

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 08:38

Horse manure should be stacked,and covered with a tarpaulin or similar, and rotted before applying around plants. It should have no smell. Fresh manure will burn soft green shoots, although I believe the lumps, as it leaves the horse, are ok around rose bushes, as long as it doesn't touch the stem.

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

I had several seedlings from jacqueline postill, but every time I tried to lift one to pot on for a better position, it died.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 23:03

Did I read recently that Children in need had 90 million quid in reserve? about 4 years fundraising? and that the financial managers got around a million last year for their services in managing it?

If anyone has any spare cash, this girl needs some urgently. Her parents want to send her to America for proton beam therapy. They are willing to sell their house, but I don't believe that should be necessary. The NHS will take eight weeks to think about it, which will be too late.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2834450/Couple-desperate-race-sell-family-home-fund-daughter-s-cancer-treatment-doctors-say-won-t-live-Christmas-without-it.html

There is a link to a fund raising page.

I cannot wait for the first frost

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 20:15

I have cut mine down and lifted, even though only the tops were frosted. They then have to be kept dry in the crowns or they will rot.

If they are large you can prop them upside down so any sap drains out of the stalks. This can be in a garage or shed.

Advise on sourcing Live Moss for growing inside

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 20:55

There was something on a monty don programme, where you liquidise gently moss with water and those water retaining granules (methylcellulose... same as wallpaper paste) Then you paint the slurry on to where you want it to grow, and keep in damp and in the shade.

does anyone know what these are?

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 18:39

The first time I saw a blue fairy wren in Western Australia, I thought I was seeing things.  They look like our wren that has been dipped in fluorescent blue chalk.

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2011/08/fairy-wrens-eavesdrop-to-avert-danger

 

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 20:27

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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