hollie hock

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If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 19:40

I haven't listened to the Archers for a while now. My friend has been filling me in and she tells they have built this story line up over a quite a long time. Which of course is what happens in reality.

In the early stages of abuse, it's a common tactic to seperate the victim from any support they may have whilst the perp maintains the outwood face of charm. So often victims don't have any help and often haven't told anyone because of the shame and the fear of being disbelieved. The fear of losing their children too. Ultimatley it's about power and control.

I applaud the archers for taking on this story line too. Domestic abuse/violence still goes on a lot in the UK. I'd go as far as to say that most women would have had an abusive relationship at some point in their lives or know someone who has.

Doesn't just affect straight women either. Thanks for this post and link and I hope Refuge get to the £100k and it raises more awareness and discussion



Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:17

If any of your other plants look a bit poorly, post a pic here Shirley. Someone can usually give you a diagnosis and a remedy I used to sow indoors all the time but don't have the windowsills here. Things are germinating well for me outside at the moment.


Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:13

I have one of these Sparkles. At this time of year mine gets a bit of sun in the morning. I've sowed some honesty and foxgloves in trays and they are in there. I'm expecting them to germintate just might take a bit longer than my sunnier one.

Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 13:40

You'll get there sooner that you think Shirley  A lot of supermarkets sell bedding and such like cheaply but these plants have been cossetted in artificial enviroments. Anything that's not hardy, don't plant out until the risk of frost is gone. Anything else assume that they haven't been outside and harden off gradualy.

Also some plants just die, it happens to all of us.

Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 13:27

Shame you are not having the best of luck with your plants at the moment Shirley, but don't give up  



Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:57

Have they perked up since last Friday? If they are getting the rain water they wont need any more

Dicentra (bleeding heart)

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:53

Mine were in an overgrown pot for a few years  Kitty, they didn't grow very big as there wasn't the room in there for them. I managed to get them out so they are in little pots for now and will plant out in the garden later

Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:36

They look a bit floppy. Have you just planted them? They look like they could do with a drink or they have gone into some sort of shock maybe.

A lot of plants in shops have spent their lives inside so they are not used to outside temperatures

Dicentra (bleeding heart)

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 12:20

I've just potted on  some self sown ones the other day, they were just popping through

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 20:45

I have no idea nut, I just bought a few bags of cheap mini daff bulbs probably from Wilkos or B&M. There seems to be all sorts in there

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