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Latest posts by Lyn

My alstromeira keep growing

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 14:10

Gosh! I would be absolutely thrilled if something just kept growing especially when they had been frosted several times, what sort of help do you need, if you really dont want them, just put them out in the open garden or in the compost bin,

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 11:01

My woodpecker has just come back, they breed in the garden and bring their young, then they are gone for months. 

Just the usual here.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 10:34

How cold Lizzie, I always thought of France as a warm country.

Its 7c outside at the moment and full sunshine, makes the winter seem shorter when you have a nice day.

I have some more fuchsia cuttings to pot on, they are growing away really well this year, when I have changed beds and got the washing in, I wil be off to the greenhouse, loverly jubbly! I love the greenhouse work.

Frank, please send Joanne down here I need some serious housework done, never been my thing, housework, (I love cleaning windows!)  always tidy though, I do the whirlwind bit, usuall before bed time, dont like getting up a mess. 

I am pleased to be retired, although I am self employed so can work when I choose, which isnt in the winter, fortunately, Gold leaf doesnt take in the cold weather.

The jobs just stack up for the Spring!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 09:22

I think I may phone the doctor, or maybe the district nurses, there seems no point in keep giving anti biotics, a nebuliser or physio sounds mord like it.

The problem is that she wont walk about, she ralled round a bit before Christmas and decorated her tree but was too puffed to do anything else, she walks for less than 5 minutes in 24 hours, so all her day is spent either laying in bed, sofa or comfy chair.

She just will not have it when I say she would be better sitting up or little stroll up and down the passage.

Thank you for all the suggestions, Dove, never feel you are giving unwanted help, I am sure your advise is sound and you know more than me,



Posted: 06/01/2015 at 01:46

12th RB,

Did you see my pm to you,  just going to do another.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 01:02

Quite mild here too Marion, its been 7·5c today, but the wind blew up very cold so did some potting up in the greenhouse. I agree that the birds think its Spring, I watched 2 cock pheasants sparing today while mrs p looked on, fight it out boys!

You orchid is beautiful, I have never had one.

Room 101

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 00:55

People that ask you to fill a form OUT, Surely you can only fill something in.

I used to be a grave digger in a previous life, never filled one out, always filled it in.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 00:51

Thank you, SGL, Runnybeak and everyone, much appreciated.

Verdun, do you think our mums are in competition with each other



Posted: 06/01/2015 at 00:43

I didnt take the decorations down today, OH wants them left until after this weekend, my daughter SIL and 2 boys are coming for my birthday dinner, we are having the pork I didnt get round to cooking at Chrismas and still have some crackers left.

Talking of sorting out our mums stuff, I wouldnt know where to start, mine has loads of clothes, never worn, saving them she says! 

She had a nice new dressing for Christmas, she's saving it!.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 00:15

My mum is worse than ever with her lungs full of fluid  she doesnt even need to cough,  she walks about 6 yards and is so breathless she just flops onto her bed or chair and has to wait till she can get her breath back, she doesnt want the doctor in, she thinks they will take her away, and if I am really honest, would she be better slipping away with lack of oxygen and pneumonia than waiting for the cancer to get a hold.?

She is eating well, small meals but 3 good ones a day, plus a big bowl of mixed fresh fruit lots of tea, coffee and chocolate. She will drink about 1·5lts of water as well.

If we could clear her lungs and IMO, although no expert, get some oxygen into her, she would feel a lot better. But is she happy as she is? I dont know, so is she best left? I dont know that either.

I do know that when I spoke to the doctor on the telephone in December, he said if I didnt report anything, they would treat it as a neglect case?

So, at the moment I am very torn between going over her head and calling him in, or just leaving her go. Found the perfect smilie here



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anyone have one of these?

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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Plant ID please

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