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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:58

Thank you everybody for all the kind words, I hope my mum will continue to gain strength, physical and mentally to come out. Its not like she has agrophobia,(is that the right word?) Maybe she is just not really strong enough for the outdide world. She knows her own body, not that she did when she stopped eating and drinking! 

I will continue to do all I can for both of them for as long as I can, and feel thankfull that we built this extension on their bungalow so I am right next door.

They took such great care of me, mum was only 18 when I was born, dad 22, they had no money but I never went without anything, not always new, but who cares about that.

I didnt say about mum before, someone else was going on about illness, it didnt seem right.

Fishy, you are a star, I hope you find real sollace in your garden, the ponds, I find are very therapeutic.

Nothing to do,with gardening

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:31

I got a baby Oleg, I bought the car insurance, then they sent me another!

No probs about opening the thread, we have been told that anyone can open a thread on anything they wish.

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:28

I am so pleased you put that link on here Nut, I have lots of these an

d didnt know what they were.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:09

Aven seeds and those geraniums off to fishy

Water Avens

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:07

Do I live near you B

Have I overdone it?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 11:18

Not so much what its made of but the amount of it! I would love to get rid of more of it, bit impossible at the moment. Everytime I ask other half to help me dig a bit more, well I wont mention what he says !

Bulbs

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 11:14

I dont agree with Monty there, not because of the growing, but because they can easily blow over, if they are deeper they have more of the growth underground and are more stable.

I agree tulips are not so good next year, but I do mess about taking the littles ones off and growing them on.

Water Lily

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 11:08

Thank you both for info on the plant and dragonfly. I didnt know they took a long time like that, theres something to wait for, I have seen them on tv,come out and hang on the reeds then e

merge, beautiful.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 10:59

KEF my mum was a marvelous gardener, I have never seen any hanging baskets to match hers, but she just doesnt want to go outside

ITs quite funny to watch her put something in the recycle bin, she leans out of her conservatory, still with her feet inside, drags the bin to the door, puts the paper in then pushes it back.

My conservatory is next to hers so i can peep.

At the moment she is quite well although turned 86, she will do hers and dads breakfast now, so she is ok inside, but I do the shopping and other meals so I can keep an eye on what she eats.

The last time she was taken into hospital she was completey dehydrated because she hadnt been drinking hardly and not eating properly.

Hedge Advice - Which type of Laurel?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:55

I have done a similar thing as you are planning. We planted the common laurel in winter 2011/12, bought as 2ft 6in  plants from ebay,  and planted 15 inches apart. Put some compost, bone meal or chicken pellets in, water very well and cut about 2inches off each plant, that way they will shoot out and make bushy plants.

They are very easy to grow but dont be tempted to buy tall ones, short will stand a better chance and keep picking out the top shoots. This photo I took earlier today to show you them just 2 years later, they are now 5ft tall and thick to the ground.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58749.jpg?width=350

 

They desparately need cutting again, you can see the very long branches that have shot up but time seems short these days!

 

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