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Pond level dropping.....

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 15:25

Tim, this is one subject I feel very confident advising on. FG is right. There is no harm in topping up your pond with tap water.  Use the sprayer as suggested so it is like rain water. This was what was advised by those in the know when I had to do urgent water changes about 4 years ago and which I have done ever since, when necessary.  Believe me, I have had a lot of experience with a blooming pond over the past 6 years which, until recently was full of Koi.

The advice I was given, by the way, iwas remove a third, fill with tap water and then do the same every other day.


Posted: 13/07/2013 at 12:54

Well, FB, he's 33 and takes no notice of any advice I try to give him, so I've stopped doing so. He has actually just come in saying it's too hot, so it must be!

Lots of Primary School fetes around here today so I do hope that parents are sensible with their children.

I do often wonder how we 'old 'ens' survived the summers when we were young.  I can remember going to the open air swimming pool, with my jam sandwiches and bottle of water and spending all day there. No sun creme in the olden days!! Perhaps it's something to do with the ozone stuff, or whatever!


Posted: 13/07/2013 at 12:11

Interesting FB!   A bit of Spanish Inquisition needed there. 

Sorry your feeling under the weather today MrsG.  Self-inflicted? Whatever, hope you buck up soon.

Well, it never rains but it pours, as they say.  DIL, baby due 6 September, ended up in maternity unit last night, still there.  They are trying to slow things down for cs in 2 weeks, otherwise it will be imminent.  Of course, now having no local Maternity unit, thanks to present government, the hospital is miles away, son incapacitated, etc. etc. 

On the up side, I've got my plants in, moved my lillies, which I may put in ground, unless advised by those in the know not to. Extremely hot but other son spread eagled topping up his tan. What a poser and oh to be young.


Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:35

Morning everyone on another beautiful day.  Just right outside at the mo so am going to pop my 3 ground cover plants in before the temperature rises. 

Dove, I thnk you may have to pass your 'Head Girl' badge over to Sue re the ads!

Update on son, now home, some discomfort which he's going to have to put up with for 2 weeks but, on the whole feeling not too bad.  It's done, that's the main thing. Can't thank you all enough for your kind wishes.

Sorry to hear about your injury Addict and I hope you manage to get it sorted by Monday.  Sympathise with the no work, no pay!  Son in same position so you can imagine what a relief it was when it was a 2 week job, rather than 6!

MrsG - Sounds like your son had a great time at his new school and made quite an impression.  You too!!  I wish him well for September.  Such a big step and you're such a proud mum.

Summer of '76. Swanage beach. First of many years we holidayed there. I was up and down like a yoyo.  Trying to keep a 13month old covered or out of the sun was quite a problem especially as he had walked since 9 months. He just kept taking off as fast as his little legs could carry him. Caused much amusement amongst other holiday makers seeing this tiny little thing, haring off with me chasing after him.  Happy memories. He is now the 39 year old. Still a pain in the neck.

Well, this won't get anything done. Hope Woody is successful today and everyone has a good day.  We must remember these days for when we are sitting moaning about the weather, which we surely will.



Posted: 12/07/2013 at 15:04

Sorry FG, but Verd is right.  Canna Lillies are what I've got.  Wanted son to take a photo, but he's running late for work.

How's your cholesteral Verd? 

MrsG, I am confused.  Has your son started his new school already or is this just a introduction day or whatever they call it.  

Sun's come out and it's warming up again. I will be doing my usual Vampire act. Take note Kef.


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 11:54

Us birds are good at multi-tasking Verdun.

Lillies are in pots. Shade first thing in the morning, sun from about 10.30 (shade created by 8ft wall), for rest of the day. I really shouldn't buy plants that need attention. Where ever I move them to, they will have sun, being garden is South facing.  How come the day lillies seem to be able to put up with all weathers.  Have to confess, I never think of watering them and they just keep on spreading.



Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:46

Mmm, have noticed Verdun isn't having open house to all us posters. A few days in Cornwall would do us all a power of good.

Good job I got second son to look at calendar whilst I was drying my hair as tootsie appointment is 1 o'clock not 11, so am now twiddling my thumbs.

Have a good holiday Puncdoc. Lovely part of the country although Dorset will always come top of my list but, these days, I will settle for my garden. I suppose GG could make a swift detour and pick me up on her way to Devon. I'll go and get a sleeping bag and pack a few things.

Still having problems with my Canna lilies. Stopped watering them as was told this could be the problem and one of them is still rotting at the base.  Just giving them a little water when they look dry. Other one doesn't look that healthy either. Leaves keep shrivelling up.  I give up.


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 09:47

Morning everyone. Pleased to say that son called me at 8.15 this morning and he sounded very chirpy. Don't think he remembers much from about 5 last night until he properly came round but is not in pain, thanks to morphine! His wife's now with him, so that will make him happy.

GG, they probably took one look at SIL's age and made the decision that she could wait. As I said yesterday, I'm sick of this poor treatment and constant knocking of the older citizens.  It's the old 'ens that don't clutter doctor's surgeries and A&E because they are made of sterner stuff.  Do hope that they can make her comfortable and give her the care and attention she so rightly deserves.

For once I can join in about gardening. I have day lillies which have been the best ever this year. Tried couple of years ago to dig them out, gave up. Actually, just been and deheaded them and they will be going for some time yet. Have had them for over 30 years as my Dad gave them to me from his garden. 

MrsG, big move for son.  I know that by the time they get to year 6, they are ready for bigger things and most are raring to go but it's still a very big step. I've always found the leap from Primary to Senior school made them grow up so quickly.  Hope he enjoys his day.

Pedicure today, so best get going.

Missing Profiles

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 22:45

How many vinos Zoomer.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 22:36

Fidgetbones, I agree with every word you said. May not be the rant thread, but what the heck. Most 'patients' shown on the programme should not have been there or even at their doctors. Total waste of space. An asylum seeker knew his 'rights' and had been a regular visitor at A&E for months, one man had a rash on his leg, a woman thought she had had a stroke because her mouth felt funny - and so it went on.  I was disgusted. The sooner they start charging time wasters, the better it will be.

Off to bed and hope I don't feel ill in the night. We have no A&E.

My son made his wife take a picture of him and told her to 'send it to my Mum.  She's just put it through. Wasn't that thoughtful.

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