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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 21:49

Me again

Philippa we had preservation order on a tree next to our boundary at old house.

I had a query about it and the council have to have a designated 'tree officer' to look at and discuss TPO's etc.

They should be your first call on Monday morning - the council


We went to see him last weekend as once I have the op I will be unable to travel for a while - at least I know he's real now

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 21:36


Not here much but just caught a bit of grandmacanfixit

Advice from me and advice I was given - do NOT Google. It terrified me.

DO go to doctor asap, DO come on here for tea and sympathy and some advice.

DO NOT go on Cancer sites until you know what is going on. They could be the wrong place for you to look


Had 2 lots of good news today

I had my Lymph Nodes removed and results show they are clear of cancer cells - best news I've had - still have cancer but means will not have chemo and maybe not even radiotherapy. Next is a mastectomy and I am now suitable to have implant - Katie Price watch out 

2nd news was that my tiny, 6 week early premature baby grandson has been allowed home. He is still tiny but feeding really well and putting on weight at a great rate.


NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:41

Doesn't seem to be as many as last year

Pansies of various colurs in containers

Rose- Malvern Hills, Pink the Fairy, Red the Fairy,

Erigeron K

Cyclamen coum

Erysumum - Apricot Delight, Variegated


Some hellebores corsicus have buds but as yet unopened


Have just looked back on the 2014 list - in fact very little change - Felt there were more last year

Gives me something else to work on fro this year



Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:38


May your garden's be fruitful and filled with pleasure


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 18:25

Quiet day today - sounds as if you all had a great time yesterday.

Off up north tomorrow to see new Grandson who's Christmas present off his mummy and Daddy was his name

He is now putting on weight but a long way to go before he can come home.

May be the only time I get to see him for some time so am gong to make the most of the weekend with both grand children

GD (age2) when I asked what she had had just said 'presents' - fair enough!!


See you in new Year probably - come back to appointments 


Enjoy the rest of the festive season all of you


Matty x

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 18:17

I have this one border(area) every time I plant it up, lasts for a year then I dig up some. Never, ever looks how I want it. So this spring it's, not quite starting again, but more trying to get a new balance to it all. Must be perennial

Also a veg bed is becoming a cut flower bed, I had 2 electric propagators from Father Christmas to help with this project. Will still be 3 veg beds.

The rest is an unknown quantity at present but garden I will


Posted: 25/12/2014 at 11:22

Happy Christmas Everyone

No frantic stuffing turkeys and prolonged sprout boiling here

Only going to be 3 of us this year, too much happening elsewhere, so we a re roasting a bit of sirloin.

Sprouts as I write are still growing so they will be fresh and cook in minutes


Have a good day

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 13:16

Thanks Dove

I feel very fortunate compared to some on here - and am being spoilt rotten


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 12:26

                 Happy Christmas to all the Merry Gardeners on here.

Knowledge second to none, support there always, humour when wanted


thanks Matty (B)

(I'm useless, trying to post an animated smiley and forgotten how to do it!!)

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Plant ID please

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