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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Today at 08:55

Did that Dove on Momday . They called that day and reported failings.  Will ring home again soon with my views 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Today at 08:43

Mums glasses are now missing.  Yesterday she was minus her bottom teeth.  One of her carers has been in place for just 9 weeks.  

Changes will happen...a better  home but I have  already informed management I have taken notes in preparation for a formal complaint. 

Never  a supply,of water!  For anyone.  mums bottom sores not treated or an air cushion provided. 


Dividing Lupins

Posted: Yesterday at 23:18

Hi everyone

Posted: Yesterday at 23:13

Warm welcome to you khalifaten. 


Posted: Yesterday at 08:14

Have a small sentimental head bouncing tortoise ...all the way from the car, Gilbert.     But,,that's it ...nothing else named 


Posted: Yesterday at 08:06

Morning folks   Bright, misty and sunny today



Posted: Yesterday at 00:17

Try to keep the arum lily dry over winter.  Wet and cold is not a good  combination for arums.  However, in early spring a good  organic feed and mulch followed by occasional summer waterings will help produce plenty of foliage amd flowers.  Better out of full sun too.  Will grow in a pond ...but not over winter. ( Lobela queen Victoria ,with its purple foliage and red flowers and white Arum  lily in a pond is very nice.)

Dividing Lupins

Posted: Yesterday at 00:08

Mattbear, well it's the way I do it.   It really started is the usual thing for me  with lupins......I dug up lupins that had finished flowering.  They are then unattractive snail damaged specimens occupying the summer  border.  I noted that I could pull them apart quite easily so I potted a few up.  Success rate was and is prob 50%.  Some grew some didn't (prob more because they were neglected a little) . ,those that did produced good size plants bigger and more quickly than cuttings

For me  gardening is about trying things. If it works don't worry about the expert advice to the contrary. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 23:54

Few meetings today about my mums nursing home.  I instigated a spot check on the  home ....found wanting in some areas....spoke with social services about my mums care, spoke (very forcefully) to care home manager and others.  

Amazingly one carer spoke of her lovely chat earlier with my mum.  That's interesting, I said, comsidering my mums hearing aid is missing.  Without it mum cannot hear. The face on the home manager was a joy to behold as she realised the nonsense that had just been uttered.   My anger was tempered by self control but I made my points

It was clear to me that dementia patients...and my mum may well be on the way but not there yet......are regarded as not worth a great deal.  

My mum has been in this home for just a few days and already several causes for concern.  I think a better home will be found for my mum amd her physical and mental health will be re assessed.

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 23:41

Matty,,how about Pulmonaria Sissinghurst  White?   Nice leaves, brilliant white flowers  in spring.  White flowering Arabis too?  And some nice white vsrieties of Brunneras around (?)

(ajuga would make a nice "floor" for Tasman Tiger ......perfect bedfellows although not quite what Matty is askimg for)

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