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Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:24

Evening all, thanks for all your good wishes.

Took hubby in for his op and the surgeon said it went well, have to take him back tomorrow at 8.00 a.m. for a check up.  While I was there I went in to A & E and had them check my eye.  I had to wait 5 hours to see the Doctor. He says the infection is still in my eye lid and causing it to press on the cornea which is why I see double in that eye, so more eye cream and bathing with hot water.

Mum finally agreed to go back into hospital after a good talking to from her GP.  Don't know what the verdict is yet as haven't been able to go and see her today.

Can I just say how sick I am of hospitals.

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:37

I know a lot of people don't like it but I have a fair bit of ivy growing in my garden and the birds really love it.  Because its old it has flowers and berries in the winter and attracts lots and lots of bees as it provides nectar late in the year.  Mine grows up an old tree stump and is alive with birds all the time.


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:25

Morning everyone, no phones or internet for most of yesterday so couldn't pop on last night to say hello.

Things are not going well with mum.  Doctor came to see her yesterday and said she should go back to hospital but she is refusing.  Not sure what I can do, staff at the home say they will call 999 if they feel necessary and hopefully the paramedics might be able to change mums mind, but if they can't then we wont be able to make her go as she is fully capable of making her own decision.

Had a call from hospital yesterday to say that hubby will probably have to go in for his op today, they should be calling us in the next hour or so to confirm.

Despite all of the above had a productive day in the garden yesterday.  Took ivy and trailing verbena cuttings for next years pots and baskets and did some general tidying up and weeding.

Hope everyone has a good day and all poorly peeps (and cats) feel better.


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:49

Well, thats the greenhouse, the seed trays and propogators cleaned and disinfected ready for autumn sowing

Just a few 100 pots to go

Bought some violas for the pots to replace leggy petunias.  Will sort them out tomorrow.

RB, haven't heard from Firstborn so not sure about her arm. Hope your cold is feeling better Flumpy































































































































































Posted: 06/09/2015 at 10:57

Hi everyone (especially forker newbies).

Have read back but can't remember much except

Congrats to Panda hope you enjoy your new job.

Happy Hollibobs (think it was lizzie and maybe Fairy?)

I'm staying out of the Refugee discussions

Not met much Royalty but have met lots of famous Actors as used to work in theatre particular favourite was Jo Lumley.

Always use my tumble dryer as I hate ironing.

Heating has been on twice but trying to hold off as long as possible before giving in totally.

Mom is feeling a bit better but insists she is never going into hospital again mmmm that could cause me a few problems in the future.

I'm still itching from new bites (forgot to put insect repellant on yesterday before gardening).

Bit worried about my eye as although it seems to have healed my vision is quite blurred.

Off to Ashwoods in a mo with my friend have removed some of the plants from hanging baskets and pots and need to get some replacements. Bought Sedum Coca Cola and Anemone Elfin Swan yesterday.  Can't find out much about the Anemone its very like Wild Swan in colouring  (hope it's got the same neat habits).

It was quite sunny here yesterday and seems to be similar today, although I haven't ventured out yet.  Hope everyone has a good day.


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 10:52

Morning all,  No problem sleeping at the moment, it's getting up that's causing the stress.

Mum is back from hospital, to quote her ' I'm feeling much worse than when I went in'.

Firstborn was back in casualty this morning cellulitis is not receeding, not sure what's happening there.

No news on hubby's op, phoned hospital and the secretary wasn't there so had to leave a message.

I look like I've gone one round with Mike Tyson instead of three.

P'doc hope you get back in the garden soon.  Hope all other poorly peeps are improving.

Medical issues out of the way. 

I too feel very sorry re the refugee problem.  If the politicians actually did something constructive instead of blaming each other and talking about it we might be able to help more.

Still haven't done any gardening, must clean out the greenhouse and get the insulation put up.  Still have loads of my friends plants in pots and it's getting in the way so will try and repatriate them over the weekend.

No plans for the weekend, hope everyone has a good un.


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 16:01

Hi all,  Thanks for the good wishes, mum has been xrayed and nothing broken just bruised.  They put a camera down yesterday and she has an inflamed oesophagus, apparently it's been bleeding but no ulcer so hopefully she will be out of hospital soon.

Firstborn has Cellulites in her elbow (at first they thought it was arthritis). 

No news on hubby's op and I still look like I've gone three rounds with Mike Tyson.

Haven't felt like or had the time to do any gardening, hopefully I'll be able to do a bit tomorrow (note to self must check the weather).

Commiserations to all those with poorly knees, I'm not going to moan about mine, I've done enough for one day, I'll just keep rubbing the ibruprofen on it. Anyway it's my own fault for walking into the door frame.

Been to another dentist today re implant situation and he totally disagrees with what the first one says so I'm back to square one.  Think I'll just have them all out and get a nice set of dentures

Now where did I put all that plant porn


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 15:27

Afternoon all, Hope everyone is OK as I haven't had time to read back.  Have been having problems with Mum in hospital.  Despite telling them that she couldn't walk and could only transfer to a wheelchair they decided to make her walk to the loo where she fell and hurt her side.  When I spoke to the sister about it she denied that mum had had a fall and basically said she was lying.  I have been camping out there for about three days now trying to see a doctor.   They have finally agreed that mum has been injured and have promised to xray her as I think she may have cracked her ribs.

Firstborn spent the night in casualty as her arm has swolled so much she can't bend her elbow.  They have no idea whats wrong.

I spent this morning in casualty as my eye has swollen and closed. It's burning and itching, something to do with infected eyelash follicles.

Finally, hubby still hasn't got a date for surgery to reattach his retina.

To quote mum, one of us must have shot a robin.


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 22:04

Evening all,

Thank you all for you good wishes regarding Mum, went to see her this evening and she is comfortable.  Still no news about Hubby's op yet.

Steve and Hosta, don't let the bu**ers grind you down. I'm a confirmed atheist but don't really get involved in Religous discussions. My philosophy is to treat others as I would want to be treated.

Spent most of today helping my friend move into her new house so I'm aching all over tonight. Must find the Ibruprofen cream before bed.

Hope poorly peeps are feeling better.


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 18:28

Congrats Panda hope the new job is a good un.

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