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Posted: 09/09/2014 at 17:24

Sorry to hear about your fall Dove. I have just been trying to keep busy, until Mum phones me, to give me the news. Not really been able to settle to do anything.

I will have some of that cake for later, if I may SGL.

Better go and cook tea for the worker, home made burgers, with a tomato and red pepper relish.

Dahlia Seeds

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:25

Yes, they should develop tubers, which should be dug up after the first frosts, dried off and kept in a frost free location till next Spring, when you can start again.

Dahlia Seeds

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:23

Yes, you can grow them, although they will not come true from seed, ie the offspring are unlikely to look like the parents.

I would sow in early Spring, in a heated propagator, although a warm window sill may be ok. Pot the seedlings on as they get bigger, I do this 2 or 3 times, they can then be planted out when all the frosts have finished


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 22:46

Evening all. Slept most of the day and still feel tired and stressed. Un fortunately mum is starting to lose sight in remaining good eye again, so emergency appointment tomorrow and then I may have to go down again.

Chicky, I spent some of my student days among the dreaming spires of Oxford, Christchurch College. I did not appreciate it then, but do now if I go back for reunions.

Thanks for every ones support.


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 10:39

Hi all, I am back and I need to off load!

Spent week with mum after her operation. She has been blind in one eye for many years, and this operation was on her good eye.

Of course this means for 4 days post op., she was completely blind, with me doing everything for her. She was terrified, I was terrified, I got very stressed and lost my temper when she would not do what she was told, which was frequently.

I now feel bad about my behaviour , and have come home for a few days sleep.

The good news is that she can now see, but the bad news is she still refuses to contemplate having more help.

Glad you had a nice holiday OL, happy gardening to you all, and sorry if I have shared too much information, but I have been on my own for a week an needed to off load.

Help with identication

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 10:29

Second is Eupatorium chocolate. Mine flowers in October / November time. It has recently changed its name, and been allocated to a new genus, but its new name escapes me.

Agree with Spirea for the first.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 11:28

Thanks everyone, and thanks to Verdun for reminding me that however worried I am it is much worse for my mum, especially knowing that she will be completely dependant on me.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:28

Sorry to hear about your Mum Verdun.

I am off to look after my Mum for a few days. She goes into hospital for an operation on her eye. Unfortunately it is her only functioning eye, so she will be blind for a few days afterwards.

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:18

Dahlia HS Wink series have been retina searing bright, need sunglasses to look at them.

A rather nice purple perennial Lobelia, grown from seed, name unknown.

Scabious Chile black, suspect it wont last the winter though, so will need to sow more seeds next year.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:59

We got what we deserved against the "grief junkies" , absolutely nothing.

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