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Posted: 25/10/2013 at 11:39

I've been catching up on posts.

Thanks Verdun re: Mum.

Some sad stories about people's work and also the treatment some of you received at the hands of others, also some real positives.

When I "lost the plot" as I call gardening pun was intended , I was accused of trying to swing redundancy. I don't see anyone from from those days. Don't want to. I did have a few set backs in my last job and decided to retire early, I still have a great bunch of friends from there and keep in regular contact. So along with old friends, old work friends and new pals on here I'm doing fine.  Thanks all.

'If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden'


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:00

Hello all. Missed the last two lovely days, and today it's throwing down again.

Thanks for messages about my Mum. She had her eye done but it proved complicated, took ages and she was quite distressed after it all. Pressure behind her eye, and more probs. We were back at hospital yesterday and going next week. Good news is sight is brilliant, can see distance as well as me and a pair of temp' magnifying specs ( until we see optician in 6wks) and she can read no probs.

Will catch up on threads later, hope all poorly folks are on the mend.


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 08:07

Hi all. I didn't see any storm, but it continued to rain, still drizzling.

Off to hospital later 2nd cataract op' for Mum. Will be missing from forum tonight as having overnight stay. Bonus is I won't be cooking, it will be takeaway, well I'll have had a traumatic day.  I'm hoping M is one of the first to theatre, obviously not looking forward to it (no pun intended)  and more anxious than she's admitting. Routine I know but you can't help being a bit worried when someone is elderly.

Just heard weather forecast, apparantly there has been a lot of rain and there is water on the roads. Think I missed a career opportunity there

Have a good day all and see you soon.

Talkback: Fruit and vegetables - storing apples

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:32

Agree with fidget. Chuck them Ed.

That's also why we shouldn't drink out of bottles in a pub, often they've been left outside and vermin have been around them.   Dunno what happened to the milk bottles we had a school..

Foxhouse my apples are wrapped and stay in garage, so stay cool / cold. I have mouse bait in there and they are raised up of floor. I do check them often.


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:23

Off to the land of nod, as I've just double checked the fridge and can only find some grapes Sleep well all. Heads under duvet in storm areas.


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:05

Soz thought it was bake scoff.


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:05

Result of bake off


Verdun won

Beech hedge

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:03

Mine is okay, just turning bronze, it does keep most of it's leaves until spring. I have watered it during very dry summer, currently had rain for 5 days. Soz but I can't help you Taffsdad. Posted so you will move back up and someone might know what is wrong.


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:58's walked?? Whose had that then? bet it was Verdun..have you followed the crumb trail?


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:49

Considering I don't have anything nice to eat downstairs I'll have them fidget  

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