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Latest posts by Verdun

Large area to clear BRAMBLES & KNOTWEED

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 12:35

Exactly as Dave said for me.

once grassed brambles etc will be controlled by regular mowing


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 08:34

Removing hellebore leaves is part of my garden routine now.  Every leaf removed.  No harm done, as Woody said, and diseased tissue is cleared away.  Emerging buds and flowers can then be sent at their best.  

Feels cool and fresh

Still have three large clumps of cannas in flower and miscanthus looking good

wishing everyone a good day 

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 08:20

Stunning enjoyable pics 


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 23:34 does seem a fickle plant with many people.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 20:58

Just heard from the Home.  Very apologetic.  Changes will now happen.  Etc etc.

just need to keep Home aware I am watching 


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 20:04

Interesting that it grows in alkaline soil.  Maybe I will grow it after all 

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Posted: 05/11/2014 at 20:00

Very angry....again!  My mum, in her care home, was in poor shape last evening when I called on her.  Several reasons why but because of not receiving the best care.  angry last night with the staff and again this morning.  Rang social services and asked for spot  check.  Spoke to manageress at home.  wrote letters to officially record my complaint.  Since then a cousin...mum's niece.....called on her and was shocked.  Amongst other things my mum was in some pain and asked for a doctor, her "lunch" turned out to be cold porridge from breakfast ( it was not removed) and she had no tissues to wipe her mouth ( she has an infection).  The Home has again become complacent.  The Home tried to defend itself again this evening but had to admit to several disconcerting ongoing issues.  Finally told her the Home is accountable and its quality of care is unacceptable 

Care staff have a difficult job but my mum's care comes first to me.  Dementia, or on the road to it as my mum is, is difficult to fully accept.  At least I will get things changed for her but most of the residents there have no family visitors.  What happens to them?


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:41

Yes fidget I would cut all leaves from hellebores now

Cold here but dry.   Not a bad day at all


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 08:43

Been tempted by this plant myself but it ideally needs acidic soil to berry well.  Most of Cornwall is acidic but on the coast here the soil is neutral


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 08:28

If I hear/see fireworks tonight I'll know now it's to celebrate Dove's retirement anniversary.  Never knew she was so well known 

terrorist scare yesterday in my local sleepy town.  A guy was arrested for offences relating to activities in Syria etc.  too close for comfort 

weather is dry...actually sunny.  Good conditions for work in the garden

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They're bossing it now........

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