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Posted: 10/12/2014 at 16:55

There you go Runnybeake.  Well, look how else does he fit on your tv screen!  See, I'm not stoopid 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 16:51

Mum more alert today.  Smiling a lot.  Drinking lots of tea today but resisting eating.  She resents me insisting she eats...carer spoon feeding me the occasional glare followed by a smile and comment.  

I know it's wrong but one of the residents goes around pinching spectacles, dentures, hearing aids and anything he fancies and I have so much resentment towards him.  My mum had a card today but couldn't read it cos I'm sure he's got her glasses again. He tried to enter my mum's room last evening but I said "no.  Not your room" but what can we do?

brother causing more mischief again this morning  at the care home but I'm just going to ignore it.

very best wishes to everyone going through difficult times


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 16:32

Just taken my dog on the towans.  Pleasant.  Sunny at times. the odd fleeting shower but few and far far. Temps prob 8 an hour or so ago. 

We are all joking here about coping with this storm!  Roof prob blown off tonight for my  tempting fate 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 16:28

I guess it's where we live too.  No watering over winter, cold gh and thats it.  No really cold temps for any length of time so it will be different elsewhere.  Outside they usually survive if kept dry here.

I agree aeoniums will respond In spring ....spring to life .() watering.  

New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 16:22

Grow less annual stuff...not much anyway....and divide more perennials at planting time to make bigger groups, to discard anything that doesn't look good, to be ruthless with one or two dahlias that arent to my taste and to generally appreciate myself a lot more for the lovely guy I am 

Fallen leaves on veg beds

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 12:24

Not fastidious about leaves on veg patch (re tidyness) but I dig a hole or two and bury those leaves.    they will do far more good than blowing about.


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 12:21

Weird weather Frank.  Still fine here but darker and the odd shower threatening.  No wind...eerily calm.   

spoke too soon raining now!  


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 08:51

Not as much as he has Runnybeak but I am exactly twice his height at 6' 1" .  Nor his money 

however, so many performers are best not seen I guess.  That's why radio, CDs, memory sticks etc are best.  The older I get though the more I realise looks are just not important and......corny, corny's the kindness and heart that really counts


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 08:44

Morning folks.  Keep warm and dry 

right now weather looks good.  Some blue sky, sun, dry and not too windy.  However, it is sheltered garden....walled and trees beyond on the coast side. But showers, longer periods of rain and gale force winds were mentioned consistently in the forecast so I'm not complacent.    Expecting it all to change.....


Lemon tree

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 20:57

Mine produces fruit. 

my tree is still outside....mild s.w.

it will go in gh if it gets very cold.

I maintain regular watering...its in large pot....throughout summer and it receives seaweed spray, Epsom salts and fish blood and bone.

I also prune for short laterals.

however, the previous post is interesting and worth notIng I think

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