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Posted: 06/12/2014 at 11:56

Thanks all, I slept for 4 hours when I finally got off and we are all good this morning, except mums breathing of course. She will probably wait till the last possible minute then she will get pneumonia. Better that than suffering the indignities of last stage cancer, I suppose.

Thank you all for your thoughts it really is appreciated.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 03:40

Are you having us on here or do you live in Australia. 

Could I suggest you reading a book on veg growing, then ask any questions you are not sure of. Any packet of seeds you buy will tell you when to sow and plant out

And I see you must  have had all your top soil and fertilizer delivered and your veg  ready to plant  out. When are you planning  to do that?

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Posted: 06/12/2014 at 03:14

The problem with the old folks is that they dont sit upright or walk about to naturally clear the fluids.

I can hear my mum either snoring or very laboured breathing, she wont be going for an x-ray though. She thinks because she coughs up its ok because she is clearing it.

I think I will go mad in a minute, mum one side, OH the other!  He has had a Nightol or two and I cannot even disturb him.  I think its time to beat him with the bedside lamp, I am so tired, if I am not in here tomorrow you'll know I have been arrested for mass murder.either that or the men in white coats will come for me!


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 23:21

Thats awful Yvie, your poor mum she must be feeling very worried.

......the good guys

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 19:19

If its a dwarfing tree with an overal height of 4 - 6ft, then 18"  for a year old tree doesnt sound bad.


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 19:06

Thats him Gemma, he's not been back though, I wouldnt think so after Thomas biffed him.

Great news Fishy, mine's still clear but a bit of blanket weed in there, its very therapeutic pulling it out though.

It's a big worry......

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 11:42

I love the horse riding too, I don't go out now as I am frightened if I fall I will snap a bone, but it wasn't long ago when we would be out on the Moors, early in the morning, When those ponies get the wind in their manes, on a cold frosty morning they just fly!!

Like Dorset, I am small enough to ride the little ponies. Ah! great times.

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Posted: 05/12/2014 at 11:38

Seems the old folks are all the same then? it does help to know that.

When I had to get the paramedics in for a few months ago, (Ithink I posted about it) but one of them had a real go at me for letting her dehydrate,  He didnt get of lightly I may add! but its hurtful at the time when you are already worried about them, but as everyone says, you cant make them do anything.

Mum is up this morning, quite bright, but she only sits in an armchair, almost in a laying position, them she will retire to the lounge at 4.30 where she will lay on the settee, at 11pm she will go to bed, where she will lay till 10am tomorrow. I am sure if she walked about a bit she would clear her lungs and get the stoma working better.

I just said to her about and she says she cant walk about with the leg bag hanging down and she wont use the leg bands.

so she will sit all day and probably walk all of 20 yards in 24 hours!.

Rant over, thank you all so much I really do appreciate your help and encouragement, Fishy, keep it coming mate, any more compliments like that and my head will grow so big it will break 

Grass still growing

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 00:58

I cant Gran! Wish I could, I would dearly love less grass and more flower beds. Ours also needs cutting again, especially the bit outside on the road verge, it has crocus and snowdrops planted and if the grass is long you cant see them. Also it makes the whole property look untidy.

Usualy late November is the last cut here, its too wet now.


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 00:51

I mulch now but if you are using bark mulch you will need to put some feed down in the Spring, chicken manure  pellets or bone meal because bark mulch can take nutrients out of your soil. I will use organic chicken manure pellets, I have used Growmore Granules  before.

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