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Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 00:57

I was born in January, I love life whatever the month.

Its what this country does, have seasons. I suppose when you start to get old you are grateful for any months.


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 18:24

Runnybeak, maybe a plane breaking the sound barrier,  every night we used to hear Concorde, at 9.30 pm. That was always two muffled bangs and the dog never got used to it.

Its been very cold and windy here, but OH has managed to get out working all day, better down in Cornwall.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 18:13

We all know the old saying...

Wheres theres a will,,,

theres a dutiful daughter.

Just a joke, I would rather not get my inheritance and have my folks with me forever.

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 18:45

No it dont help a bit Ed. 

What are good quality tools for beginners

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:23

Its always felco because that is whats been mentioned, no other reason. 

If you load Adblocplus you wont get any ads at all.

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:13

Maybe its an altitude thing then, because I picked them all around the end of May, the winter ones just sat there and by April you couldnt tell the difference. They reckon for every 100mtrs above sea level, you can deduct 1deg c, thats 3 for me.

The winter sown and planted Spring greens did very well, I have been picking since about March. Not so with the broad beans.

My dad, who has gardened here since 1986 said they wouldnt do well, but I needed to try for myself.!

Mole hills

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 12:14

They will love it even more when you dig it up, it will be nice and soft and have some lovely juicy worms ready at hand. One year they went right along a long row of runner beans dad planted, upturned every one.

He became a dab hand at catching them after that!

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 11:50

Maybe its the weather I get here, but last year I grew some of the beans for October planting and save the rest until Spring, they cropped at exactly the same time. From now on I will plant in the Spring only.

I was forever out in the garden in the winter rescuing fleece and driving in more stakes, just wasnt worth the worry for me.

I would rather do a bumper crop in Spring and freeze some.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:40

Thank you DD, it does help, really it does! Even if no one replies its giod to just write it down.

Dehydration, FB the last paramedic told me off for that, dont worry, I fought back, but you dont need it at these times.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:02

So sorry FB, its so sad when it happens, even when you are expecting it.

I cant believe the staff there but I know they only have a skeleton  staff at weekends.

Not too good for Verduns mum, Its very similar with mine. The doctor came in yesterday, she kept saying she didnt want him but I just did it.

He told her she must get up and sit in a chair, upright, he may as well have talked to the cat. so another course of antibiotics. Her temperature was very high.

 Its the laying down all the time causing the fluid to build up. she is not eating because she feels full, then is bringing up plain clear bile, of which she says is sick, I said if she sat up a bit it wouldnt be such a wrench on her stomach.

She doesnt want to go into hospital but I really cant see me coping with this every month. At least they would get her up and walk her around, then they have those straight high back chairs.

I have to take a water sample back again to the doctor.

When I phoned him he said if I hadnt called him in I would get done for neglect, so next time I am just going ahead and call them.



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