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Canna: Over-wintering.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 23:11
I think Verd has the arnswer.

horticultural society

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 22:14
Billie. I admire your concerns etc. Might I add and not dampen your fab ideas. Raising funds etc WITHIN the club/group etc is OK. However should there be the temptation to seek funding assistance outside the group, eg in the public domain. I believe some authoritive go ahead has to be sought. Just a thought. All the very best.


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 21:57
My thoughts and feelings are with anyone with eye problems. Pauline, I was at the eye hospital on the 25th. been going now for about two years, on a six month program. I mentioned that I feared having to give up driving. The Doc said that that was a long way off. During the examination a pair of like microscope eyepieces were fitted with the eye lids holding them in place. Each time this done I suffer extra pain for about a week.
I must mention this. Friday I had an appointment with my GP, as a follow-up for a skin problem. As always we sat and chatted for around an hour about medical and other sciences. We always shake hands when parting, then he said. Michael I really enjoy our chats, very interesting. That really perked me up.

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 16:52
Philippa thank you. The problem is Horticulture is my main love. I recently redesigned the garden and spent around ??400 on new roses. Perhaps things will improve.

Dove thank you again. It wasn't just the two cancer ops. Following that a double dose of infection. Then antibiotic side effects etc. This caused stress and worsened a skin complaint. Still there are many worse off than me.

Welshonion.. Yes I have the old HDD. Sadly the slowness of the pc caused some dame to it. Thankfully not all data was lost. Back to Win 7. It seems a much easier O/S than XP.


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 16:33
Thanks Dove. Yes I am aware of the basics. Problem re; eyesight. According to the hospital, I have fantastic eyesight but I also have glaucoma and the pressure is so painful.


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 14:32
Not to worry. Thankfully I had printed out all my addresses so I simply type them in now, the program then remembers them. The way my eyesight is going I will probably soon have to stop using computers.

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 14:26
Finally the pc died so has been binned. Trying now to get used to the new Acer and Win 7. Then yesterday the printer packed up, so another fork out. I will be glad when this year is over. I've had a real bad year. So bad in fact I have very little interest in the garden etc.


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 22:51
Over the past few days, I have had my computer give up the ghost. Online my shall we say my forum love life has been destroyed. My computer totally gave up. So I had to connect and use my reserve. My oldie served me well using XP Pro. Now I have Win 7 At this point I welcome support. For instance. Win Xp had an email address book. Now trying to emiail anyone. I have a mystery course. Help.

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 22:40
Yet once again our cousins across the pond have scored one against us. What is it with the Brits. We so often take all theses things,hook line and sinker. Lets face it. Our seasonal calendar. The usual festivity periods. Out come the easter eggs etc then the summer hols, followed by what? Halloween, another US export. The Xmas. Please try and see where I am coming from. Britain educates so many, then those one leave our shores for the US. Then we brits buy back. Sorry even as a scientist to me the basic formulation just doesen't equate.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 22:27
Hey friends. Surely enough is enough. OK if we were all seated around and could see each others faces. Yes it would be great. However on the internet things are different. Can we perhaps return to some kind of respect etc, and not jump on the bandwagon to shout down a fellow member. I have noticed that on occasions certain members only contribute to shout down contribute to jump on the bandwagon.

Discussions started by Mike Allen

Wildlife gardening -Month by Month.

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Memories of Yesteryear.

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Posting an Avitar

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Once again. SORRY.

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Enough is enough.

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Eucalyptus trees & Paropsisterna selmani

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Orchid Lady

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A Special day.

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Help Please.

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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 06:31

To cut everything down, or leave.

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Something of an apology.

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RHS Lily Group Bulb Auction.

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Computer problems

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