Latest posts by Verdun

Achillea Moonshine

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 15:55

Moonshine can grow that tall.......there are some less vigorous varieties.  I cut off flowered stems to the base.  I dont mulch or feed and growth is more sturdy. Pretty much evergreen here 


Hormone rooting powder

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 12:47

I find if does make a difference Hosta.  

What does a load of cobblers have?  Sole 

Garden Shredders - tough enough ?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 12:45

No Sivad it wont do that 

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 12:05

Just a thought...wot a mess this forum would be in without serious mind-challenging threads like wot this is 

Hormone rooting powder

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 12:03

 Yes, it does go off aparently.  I buy fresh ....tip, never buy used hormone powder ....every year.  I guess its expensive really cos I only use it on agastaches and things that need a little help.  you can use too much too so you ned to tap off the excess


Is this really cruel?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 11:47

Wonky, I always knew toads were aggressive. 

those burns look nasty though 

someone I knew years back had schizophrenia or similar and whenever she saw a plate of spaghetti was convinced it was a plate of worms.  She actually ate it too to try and "cure" herself 

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 07:51

been torn about this for very long time now

everything has a right to live

I eat meat but often have a conscience about it from time to time

but we need to get as much from our gardens as possible

so to my dilemma................





toad in the hole    Delicious but contentious I think 

you guys must have similar culinary or otherwise anguish

Fidgets Wedding Day

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 07:44

Have great day fidget 


Posted: 10/10/2015 at 07:43

Hello forkers

another warm dry morning. ,birds singing......oops! Or Is that tinnitus? ,

been commandeered into sorting friend's garden, again.    A quick visit to gc too so it's not all bad. A plant she bought has died so muggins here will get her money back.   Offers on compost but unless real bargains available will not 

yellow foliage on cornus is glowing beautifully in semi dark......great foliage shrub and red winter stems 

have great day everyone 


Posted: 10/10/2015 at 00:09

I posted a year ago about the difficulties my mum had when admitted fo a care home. After 92 years of robust (considering her age) physical and mental health she suffered a stroke then additional smaller ones.  Vascular dementia necessitated her going into a home

the home was awful.  A shock.  I admit to anger and temper. Within a couple of days I had various inspections worker, local council, etc.  Within a week the management was changed, some staff changed and new systems established.  A big first.  It started then to drift back.  I complained big time whenever there were issues and the home soon established better care, etc.  I would call at different times and I am sure many of the staff hated me calling.  However, many were happy to see me and mutual respect resulted.

it is a difficult job caring for people in these homes....I could not do it I know that.  I am sure the residents in these homes are naturally treated as not deserving of the total respect they should have and if visitors did not attend standards would be bad.  Many, most, of the residents never had visitors

I confess to seeing the residents as shocking and less than we are at first but I got to respect....yes, respect.....and like them as I got to know them. I am sure they are aware of their plight and frustration, distress and pain is suffered more than we realise.    I  got to realise bad luck or circumstance has changed their lives dramatically.  It can and will happen to many of us.  

To end their lives in these homes is not right. To be able to choose what happens to us is better.......

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Oh dearie me!

Hand slipped and...... 
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