Latest posts by Lyn

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 05:09
Lovely Jacqueline, good to see that you have chosen little pots to sow in, you can get lots of different plants that way, far better than sowing a seed tray full of one variety.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 05:04
Mornin' Pat. Just having a cup with dad, I do love a cup of tea in the early hours.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 01:21
Thank you, you are all such wonderful people, I am overwhelmed with all your lovely comments.
Tonight dad had a bad turn, I called the duty doctor who was here in 15 mins.
She suspected a mild heart attack but he didn't want to go to hospital for the tests.
She gave him a large soluble aspirin and left an under tongue spray.
I think it was a bit of a panic attack as well as I had left him while we had our dinner and he woke up alone.
He had heard me say I was going to the supermarket Saturday morning and was scared he would die while I was out.
I do feel so sorry for him, he's so easy and good to look after.
I am now on a little foam mattress on the floor right next to his bed, and am not going to leave him.

Greenhouse advice

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:34

I wouldn't sit it straight on that frame into the soil. Mine would be long gone.

I have two that are sitting on concrete  blocks, one has slabs inside, one has raised beds for tomatoes. The other one is just bolted onto the galvanised frame then into patio slabs, it's stayed there for five years so far. 

absolutely no need to dig down like that for footings, if you feel you want to, then dig down and sink a line of concrete blocks in, then anchor with your frame. My dad only raised his first two on the blocks because he was tall and it gave him more head room. They have stood there like that for 30 years, and will continue to do so.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:18

Just had to ring and cancel the paid care, he wasn't best pleased!  I just said send the bill for what you've done so far.


Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:17

Ryan, I have one sounds similar to yours, but no flowers yet.

There did used to be an expert on here, hope he still pops in, mine has not grown in height but it's wider and puts on new growth every year, no flowers.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:12

Quick update... After setting up a private care plan and having her come this morning (which was a fantastic help) I've just had a call from the Marie Curie fund, saying dad does meet the criteria for more care and they will provide it, morning noon and night and also a night sit if I need it.

Nurses and doctors have been wonderful, it definitely wasn't there fault it's been so traumatic, they see what he needs but the big powers don't agree, it must be so frustrating for those girls, knowing what needs doing and it isn't forthcoming, anyway, it is now so that's just wonderful.

i can also get the free nappies, which are easier to put on, another bonus, but I will make a big donation to those charity run  Marie Currie nurses. 

I have the attendance allowance forms, and for terminally ill, there nothing really to fill in, just personal details and jump to the end. 

Prayers are well and truly answered, so thank you to everyone who kept us in their thought and prayers. (Overthemoonsmiley)



Chameleon tulips!

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:03

I have put different coloured Tulips  in in the past, they are mostly all red now. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 17:48

But only once a day for half an hour. Still, can't be choosy.



Posted: 07/04/2016 at 17:47

I have just started on my Wyvale compost, looks nice, smells nice, my tomato plants are dying. Never had any problems before, pricked out seeds don't seem to be coming on as well as usual. Time will tell, but I think I will go back to my Erin Malloy.

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