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Posted: 19/11/2014 at 13:40

Good Day

That clematis looks great - I just haven't any more room for them apart from a white one (or two). Can't squeeze them in where there isn't climbing space.

We had a teacher whi made a very inappropiate comment to my daughter. about her attitude (unpleasant words) she was very upset. I reported it to a senior teacher (unofficially) who we knew and tackled the teacher face to face at a paremts evening. He seemed surprised we were upset!! - Teacher lft school after another term - seems he had been 'inappropiate' to others s well

Had MRI scan - now can we leave it at that for now _ I know you are all with me but unless I say when I come on here it is gardening and general chat I need (normality)

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:46

Thank you every one.

I know I have a long struggle, I still don't feel very positive, BUT i feel that I will get through it. It's the waiting for the MRI scan now that is bugging me but in fact everything is moving very quickly, and the not knowing how bad it is.

One thing though is that I never have and do not feel ill, and am healthy, but that is the nature of the beast I think

And I do have my escape route into the garden



Posted: 18/11/2014 at 14:40

Op before Christmas. No pressies bought as I write

Surprising what raking a huge amount of leaves can do to a person!!!!!

Now to continue the tidy up

Verdun there's still a cloud above me, but have to get on with my life and hope for the best.

Any way I'm usually quite cheerful


Posted: 18/11/2014 at 12:54

Good day

Lovely bright sunny if a little chilly day. Raking leaves, bubble wrap into GH - I only cover the louvres and wrap up the tender ones in a cheap plastic GH inside the main one, worked last year. Still need to do the fuchsias they are inside but not checked and downsized.

Thanks for support yesterday- it was gratefully received

Suddenly realised I only have 2-3 weeks for C shopping so mild panic is setting in!

Well done to the proud parents - it is a lovely feeling.



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Posted: 17/11/2014 at 19:32

Thanks KEF and for the other thread

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Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:34

Still some tests to come through so not sure of treatment yet

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Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:27

Thanks That is kind

Diagnosed breast cancer on Friday - not much more i can say really.


Yes there is - not sympathy but strength and support please

stabilising clay banks on wet and windy slope

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:18

I saw a very spectacular bank (can't remember where) it was steepish and was covered in hypericum calycinum (Rose of Sharon). It creates quite a firm tangle of greenery,  flowers all summer and just needs a haircut in early spring.

Always thought if I ever had a tricky bank  I would replicate it..

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:12

Hi Lyn

If you still have some seeds please. I would like to try the dark blue delphinium and the cosmos Snow Puff (here I am assuming it's white) and the white cornflower.


thanks B.

Sent you an e-mail about something else as well


Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:02

Good day

thanks for commiserations - I will recover but last week was just about as shitty as weeks can get, once again life reared up it's ugly head and stopped me in the tracks 

Verdun I followed your instructions on another thread and moved a camellia last week - so far it hasn't dropped any buds- still have fingers crossed though

Why is it on one day (yesterday) there is loads of green grass and the next day (today) all that can be seen is leaves and very little green stuff - AND too wet to go out and rake

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