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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.

another ID please!

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:46

Leycestria - Himalayan honeysuckle.

Indoor Seed Propagator

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:23

It depends what you want to use it for. Many perennials and hardy annuals will do just fine on a window sill, or in the conservatory, however if you want to grow more tender stuff then a heated propagator is very useful.

I have a very old one with no thermostat and start of all my tender perennials/annuals in it.

Tree ID and transplanting advice please

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:19

Unless they can be dug out with large root balls, having previously had a large slit trench dug all around, with time left for them to develop a new fibrous root system, I think that you are on a hiding to nothing.

I would buy new smaller trees, which will grow quickly, plus you can also choose exactly what you want.

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