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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 18:33

Verdun, they will leave you to cope on your own, and as most people try too and struggle, they will leave it.

i phoned every single day in the last two or three weeks of my mums life to see if anyone was coming to help. It was a day to day thing. The care package never ever was put into place.

The best to help was St Luke's in Plymouth, Mac Millan nurses never came at all!

Lesley.... Thank you for your comments about my garden, Brian was about six or seven,  his shell is six inches long.

Chinese foxgloves

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 17:50

Hi Lou 12, maybe you would like to offer any spare seeds on the seed swap thread? Please, please!!!

Hydrangea colour issue

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 17:47

You may find, like my pink or white ones, that over a few years they turn to a dirty lilac, then almost purple then blue.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 17:44

Oh yes Cathy, done that, apart from the dog and did she moan all the way through the process.

I am trying to get another snail , they are really tiny as babies, not as big as a small one in the garden, but mine grew to have a footprint the size of my hand.

dont worry Fishy, I do the same in the garden, just not the same as the pet one.

Chinese foxgloves

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:17

It's very pretty, does it grow from seed I wonder?

Use of a Propagator

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:15

They will all root very well on a window sill or greenhouse bench, they don't need a propagator.

they will rot if it's damp.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:13

Someone didn't do their weeding sooner, I wouldn't think it was giant hogweed, you wouldn't leave that to grow in the veg patch.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:07

I repot anything anytime I need to.

they are tough plants, but can't say what size pot because I don't know how big the plant is.

i have some in small pots, totally neglected, never watered through the summer, that I did from cuttings a couple of years ago, they don't seem fussy so put in any pot you fancy. As long as its got plenty of growing room.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:03

Oh Cathy, I can relate to everything you said there. My mum died in March, I kept her at home but it was very difficult, mainly trying to get help from the services, I finally got someone to come and sit with her through the night on the very day she died.

dad is 92 and so far very well, I am dreading it next time round as I expect you are.

as for the Potentillia, rabbits chewed all mine down last night together with a whole row of perennial Gaillardia grown from seeds. 

I don't know why my ipad won't do a capital letter at the start of a new sentence!

thanks Katherine, he was old so to be expected.

Harvesting seeds

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 15:56

yes..and they will go black, then they are ready for picking.

i don't know how many you need to grow but you will get hundreds from a couple of those pods, so if you want to cut the others off, that's ok.

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