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Just having a bit of a moan!!

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Just when the sun is shining and the garden is looking great, here, I am not being able to do anything at all!
Not being able to dead head or see to my birds as the other day I had a bad fall and fractured my hip.
I am lucky to have good friends and a caring family!
My daughter and grandaughter have decided to come and stay for a while as Rick is disabled and can’t help me.
It’s like the blind leading the blind with us! Haha!
That is great, but they watch me like a hawk and if I attempt to get up to do something, I am told to sit!
At least the sun is still shining and can sit in the garden,but while I am there, I can see flowers that need dead heading and roses and is difficult to stay put!
I think all of us gardeners would be like this!

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Oh, Rose, I'm so sorry to hear your news but I'm glad you have your family around to help out. Take their advice! I understand your frustration but it's too hot to get out and do much anyway. Enjoy the sunshine and your lovely garden and turn your gaze from the things that annoy you! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

14 Jul, 2022

 

Oh no,Rose..That is so frustrating for you,and so painful too,I presume? I do hope you are coping ok,and glad to know your family are able to help you ,and Rick as well..

You will just have to try to be the perfect patient, and bite your tongue,when you see something you want to do in your garden,especially at this time of year,so be a good girl ,and no sneaking out to do some dead heading ! Lol.

Seriously though,Russell and I wish you a speedy recovery, as we are both sorry to hear your sad news.. Sit and enjoy,(in the shade),if it's possible for you to get outdoors. Lots of love, Sandra xx

14 Jul, 2022

 

Rose that's dreadful news. What were you doing? Don't be tempted to try anything risky at all - the garden can well look after itself for a while and your hip is much more important. Its very fortunate that you have a caring family wiling to look after you! In your position I'd be stuck! Its not the end of the world if the deadheading doesn't get done. Sending you very best wishes for a perfect recovery..

14 Jul, 2022

 

What a shock for you Rose....so sorry to hear your news....it happens so easily....as the others said,you are so very lucky to have a family around you....do take extra care...speak soon. X

14 Jul, 2022

 

Oh Rose, whatever were you doing to do that?
You must be patient otherwise your healing will only take longer. You garden won't suffer too much and it will recover, it's more important that you take care of yourself.
Thank goodness your family are able to help. Do take it easy. Hope you're on the road to recovery really soon. Xx

14 Jul, 2022

 

oh dear Rose, so sorry you are 'hors de combat' but you must take it easy.
Dead heading isn't essential but your health is. Your garden will recover. Perhaps family might enjoy a rest from looking after you both and would welcome a spot of dead heading:o)
My eldest girl would happily dead head rather than cook or clean! Takes after me.

14 Jul, 2022

 

Thank you Ange! I shall have to make myself ignore anything that wants doing in the garden!
I do love to read, so hopefully if the sun is shining I can sit out there with a good book.

Yes Sandra, it is very painful! I can't believe it happened as I am so careful!
I was at our usual eating place on the sea front and had took the wheel chair back up for Rick as he was struggling.
Went to put the brake on, missed it and lost my balance, went down two steps and hard down onto concrete!
It's going to be hard to be the perfect patient, even when Rachel my daughter is putting all the shopping away or doing the evening meal!
I get told not to hover and to sit!! Not used to just sitting!
Say Hello to Russell from us! xx

Thanks Sue and know you are right!
I wrote what happened in the reply from Bloomer!
Thank you for your best wishes!

Thanks Julia! Yes, I am very lucky to have such a caring family! xx

Thanks Waddy! If you read the reply from Bloomer, I explained what happened and couldn't believe it had as I am always so careful! xx

14 Jul, 2022

 

That was such a nasty thing to happen to you and I am sorry you cannot do all the things you would like to do. Try to hand over the jobs to the family while you sit and supervise!!! Each day is one day closer to getting better so please don’t overdo it!

14 Jul, 2022

 

I am so sorry that you have suffered that nasty accident. I can understand your reluctance to leave those garden jobs, but getting healed is more important. Sit somewhere cool in this heat and enjoy the beauty of the garden. My best wishes for a speedy recovery.

14 Jul, 2022

 

Thanks Seaburn, but my daughter would rather cook than garden! haha!

Thanks Chris, my very dear friend.
I am really trying to behave myself! haha!

Thank you Siris!

15 Jul, 2022

 

So sorry that you have had such a nasty fall. I hope you do as you are told and you will make a speedy recovery. Love Marjorie

15 Jul, 2022

 

Rose, I’m so very sorry to hear you’ve fallen and fractured your hip! It must be a real nightmare for you. Not just the shock and the pain you’ve endured and still enduring, I expect, but the frustration at not being able to do the things you want to. Thank heavens for family! As Eileen mentioned, maybe one of the children will enjoy doing a bit of garden maintenance?!
Keep safe and well, as you can…best wishes xx

15 Jul, 2022

 

Best wishes and speedy recovery Rose1949

15 Jul, 2022

 

Thank you Marjorie! Very frustrating at the moment, not being able to do anything!

Thanks Kate! It is hard just sitting around and not being able to do anything inside or out!
My daughter Rachel has been brilliant , but not a gardener!!
At least I can sit and go on here! xx

16 Jul, 2022

 

Crikey Rose my heart goes out to you, that sounds really painful, so very sorry, I'm only just seeing this as I've been out of action myself, nothing as bad as you, that darn virus caught up with us..
Thank goodness for your family, I dread to think how you would cope without them, we've all said it in the past, the garden can wait, its too hot anyway, you must not even try, don't want to do anymore damage Rose, if you get bored give yourself a history lesson on here, work your way through the blogs... Start at the beginning Rose, by the time you finish your hip will be healed and you will have had a really good laugh at times gone by and the pickles we used to get into, you might even cry at some of them but its all part of the healing process....Behave and heal quickly, thinking of you ...Love and Best Wishes Sue xxx

18 Jul, 2022

 

Rose, I'm on 'catch up' too and have just read about your fall. I do hope the pain is bearable, from the hip, not the fact you can't be gardening! It is far too hot to even think of going out, I have Roses, Penstemons, Foxgloves to deadhead and the 'Chelsea chop' never did get done, but, hey, it will all bounce back eventually. Take great care of yourself ... :o) x

19 Jul, 2022

 

Bless you Sue!
Thank you so much, and you made me laugh out loud too, when you said about going through all the blogs, which would be 11 years for me!
There are not many of us left now!
I will also send you a p.m. xxx

19 Jul, 2022

 

Thanks Shirley! I get most of the pain which is quite bad in my groin.
Apparently it is that part of the hip that has fractured.
I am lucky that in my garden this time of year, the flower garden is in part shade especially as the plum tree in the centre of the borders is absolutely laden with fruit and is hanging over the borders, but I can manage with a walking stick in one hand and the hose in another to water these borders first thing in the morning.
The pots , I can sit down and water and the rest of the day is spent reading.
All my Alstromerias finished early as I couldn't get out to dead head them, but maybe they will come back in September!

19 Jul, 2022

 

Ouch ... that sounds so painful for you. Please be really careful using a stick and watering at the same time, you are a naughty girl!

Apart from walking round to the Dalek composter, which was almost smoking when I opened the lid, I have not ventured outdoors today.

19 Jul, 2022

 

I am very very careful Shirley! Around the garden , there is also many places to sit, so when I water my pots, I just sit to do it.
I didn't even leave the house yesterday apart from switching the hose on and letting it run ito the hydrangea border.
The hydrangea you sent me is doing very well and has one flower.
I will have to put a picture on for you!

20 Jul, 2022

 

Rose, I am pleased it is flowering for you. My cutting is growing well, possibly in the wrong place though. Bad planning on my part ...

20 Jul, 2022

 

Most of my hydrangeas Shirley are in the shade facing north or east apart from one I had decided to plant in a little border in front of the conservatory.
It has always been ok in the sun , but not with this heat wave! Too big to move now though!

20 Jul, 2022

 

Thanks for the PM Rose, I tried answering you but it has disappeared off into the unknown, will try again...xx

20 Jul, 2022

 

Rose, I only have the Lacecap type now and the one in the South facing front garden is magnificent, going against all the planting sites suggested! Another is in a raised bed, East facing and is in the shade already at 2.15pm. I have been saving my washing up water to soak the ground for them.

20 Jul, 2022

 

That is so strange Sue! I have never had that problem before and hope you find it...a long letter!
Normally I use the water from the rain water but and is totally empty now Shirley!
I couldn't carry a bowl of water outside at the moment!

20 Jul, 2022

 

Same here Rose ... water butts all empty. No rain due either ...

20 Jul, 2022

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