Latest posts by Lyn

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.

Preformed wildlife pond

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 16:55

I don't think that's any good at all and agree with Dove. 

For 20quid you could dig, or get someone to dig a little hole and lay a liner, lifetime guarantee and you can make a beach end and put grasses up to the edge with some big flat stones.

Hopes raised...

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 13:09
I cant turn it into a link cos site not very iPad friendly today! You could copy and paste.
If you type in what the OP wrote, the item will come up.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 13:05
It helps a lot Verdun, it really does, thanks you everyone.

No chance of that Hosta, I can hardly move him, and I certainly would want him to go to hospital, you have no idea what he's like.

I did get some sleep last night, as he has become incontinent, just to weak to get out and use the commode now, so he slept better knowing everything was all contained.
What a performance getting pads and pants on him though, by myself,,
A district nurse popped in to see how things were and helped with a bed wash. She's not supposed too.
Anyway, I have now tracked down a mobile shop who sells big nappies, so I can just wrap them around, hopefully will be easier.
The chappie from the Peninsula Care came to access this morning and said he would pick them up and pay for them and drop them in later, as I can't go out and leave him.
Their care wil start tomorrow but only half an hour a day, for a start, it's a small private company with only five workers in our area.
As I will be paying privately, I may be able to call on them at other times when things get worse. They won't get worse, we have reached that point today. So things will stay the same for a little while.
Thank you all.

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