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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:16

Thank you Lesley for your kind thoughts.

Mum seems to be quite good really, they have both got over the chest infections, although mum is still 'chesty'but loose.

When we came back from the hospital they told us weeks, not months, we expected awful things to happen very quickly but she is eating well, she's a bit wobbly on her feet but thats because she sits all the time! Dad is doing well, he makes her tea and coffee, I do all the meals and the laundry and shopping.

We have the bedtime routine off to an art now, night bags on, change of clothes, done!


Last week I had a day out, it was nice to get away for a few hours.


When to Buy The Seeds

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:02

Anytime between now and when you want to sow.

Have you looked on the Seed Swap thread? Maybe something you want.


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 09:28

Raining here today, but yesterday was lovely, the ground was frozen on the top but I managed to plant some of the tulips, moved some daffs, planted out 40 stocks and a couple of trays of  violas, was hoping to finish today. Still loads of compost to be spread, I am leaving the dahlias in this year, they will have to take their chances, i will mulch well and hope for the best. I have taken seed as a back up.

I think I will spend the day catching up on emails, everyone has been so kind and thoughtful and I really need to write back.

Anyone I miss, please dont think me rude, I really appreciate your thoughtful concerns.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 09:20

Its like in the village my OH came from, someone from a town bought the very pretty 'Church Cottage' , then tried to get up a petition to stop bell ringing practice and the cars parking outside his house.

OH says he remembers being put to bed as a littlun, and the practice would start, mum shouting to them to go to sleep.

Mike, I thought you were going to say about the crowded train, its ok till someone farts after last nights curry.

I used to go from Liverpool dock to Somerset with oil from the refinery, phew, that smell takes some beating, couldnt wait to get home to smell the cow muck.

Something of an apology.

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:57

Marion, please let us know where you will be visiting and I look forward to your new thread in 2015

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 00:20

Probably Solanum Crispum glasnevin, far to huge, I cut it down now, then right down in the Spring, its still up about 15ft by the summer. I have some perenial  sweet pea seedlings  to go there.

Plant support

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 23:55

I would never throw any of my gardening books out!

I am sure plenty of people on here can think for themselves and keep their books.


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:44

Thank you Edd, very good facts about the wasps. They are the best creature I have seen for eating greenfly, I watched one on a pepper plant, quickly devoured the lot.

Lily-of-the-valley where do you grow yours?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:32

I keep mine in pots, I can control the slug population better in there, as soon as they poke through the soil, they get chewed back.


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 11:21

There is a lot of activity around our wasp nest at the moment, do the queens throw the males out, they seem to be flying in and out all the time?

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