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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 19:22

Hi all.

They have let me come home.

Sadly not very good news, am a bit down, will try and talk soon.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 08:18

Hi all.

Heavy frost and sunny here.

Shame that I am going back to that place today, not sure whether staying in or not.

Reporting hostas

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 09:31

I thought someone was reporting Hosta, for some unmentionable behavior

Taking care of container grasses

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 13:34

Leave the Imperata and cut back the dead leaves in early Spring, just before new growth starts.

The dead leaves provide protection for the crown.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 20:54

Very sorry to hear your news Pauline.

I wish you all the best for your recovery.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 17:44

Evening all.

Just had another 3 hours sleep, I don't know where it is all coming from.

Have noticed one advantage of being so breathless, is that I have to slow down when doing any job, so I am actually tending to do jobs properly.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 09:34

Hi all.

Love the old medical stories.

Bedside manner, so hard to teach, but without it all the skill in the world, may go unnoticed.

As a smoker myself, when I was talking to the relatives of patients on the ICU, I often used to offer cigarettes around. It seemed to give an easy way into a conversation, that was often going to be very difficult.

Have got my light box on for the first time today, hope to stave off the winter blues, especially as I am now not going to be able to travel for my dose of winter sun.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 21:52

Hi all

Fully agree about Vitamin D, supplements may be useful for those who don't get enough sunshine.

Vit. D. is also thought to play an important role in brain chemistry and there is some evidence that supplements, may help in depression.

Winter sunshine in the UK, will not make Vit. D., but is vital for the production of Serotonin [ the happy hormone ]

Managed to lift a couple of Cannas this morning, but then spent most of the rest of the day in bed. It is going to be a long job.

Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 17:13

18 inches is way too tall, if only sown in October.

have they got good light, are they in a warm place/

Put them somewhere cool , with good light and pinch a few inches off the tops.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 10:21

Sadly Hosta, Dahlia and Canna lifting is going to be me, at the rate of 2-3 a day over the next few weeks. OH will help at w/e's.

I did phone a local gardener yesterday, from an advert in the PO, said i needed some help with a few jobs, but that it would be under direction. He seemed offended.

I also need to decide whether to lift various Salvia and my beautiful Melianthus.

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