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tarcilAug. 7th, 2006 11:44 am

after the wedding i went ot on saturday, we were given little packets of forget-me-not seeds to plant in memory. Its got me wanting to grow some more useful plants (as my lemon balm and rosemary cuttings seem to have given up, and i managed to get a lavendar plant)

anyone got any suggestions on where to go for seeds or plants in sheffield? Im not quite sure what im after yet, but i was intending to check books for what might be useful (and might have a chance tnis late in the year.). Im thinking plants may be better this late in the year, and i can repot them to give them a chnce to grow. Im not expecting anything to grow to anyhing useful till next year but i thought id start now.

also, for the ones i have so far, i've been using gravel (for drainage), then vermiculte (to retain water since the weather has been so hot) and then compost (they are all in pots). anyone got any better suggestions?

and any suggestiions to help what seems like a struggling immune system? I have some echinacea, but im not sure what else to use. I have had a suggestion it may be related to chronic fatigue (which im hoping is wrong. its not something i want but there wasnt anything physically wrong), so i thought things to combat that may be useful as well, just to see if they work.

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From:tarcil
Date:August 8th, 2006 08:23 am (UTC)
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I did mix it in for the lavendar i planted - it suddenly occured to me it might be more use if the water was kept throughtout the compost

I usually dont take things for very long - partly because its hard to tell if they have been working if you dont stop taking them (in most cases - i know there are some things you need to build up, although that generally seems to be bought medicines). just trying to get something together to take when i need it, especially as i usually seem to get worse near winter
From:tarcil
Date:August 8th, 2006 08:20 am (UTC)
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havent no - i was mostly using what i had in the house already, in an attempt to plant things quickly!
From:tarcil
Date:August 8th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
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Ive tried a few cuttings but i think theyve almost died in the heat. im going to wait and see if anything useful comes of them, but im not sure it will work too well

thanks :)

i think i need to start growing dandelions for th guinea pig too!
From:ghost_hare_22
Date:August 11th, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)

Immune system boosters

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Hiya, just got here eventually from the invite from Meroveus.

Try Sage/Nettle/Rosemary mixed with a little rosehip for vit c and taste. It's a bit of an aquired taste but it'll give your system a good boost and clean out some toxins from your body too. I'd go slow with it at first, just two small cups a day to start with at first, then onto two mugs a day (standard decoction), no more than a week though. Take it slow and steady also look at what your eating and drinking too, what are you putting in and do you have any reactions to the food or the things it's wrapped in?
Eating six small meals a day can help with fatigue and if your feeling a little more than worn down I'd go get a Thyriod test too, just to be on the safe side. It's a largely undiagnosed problem in women and we tend to ignore it until it stops us working entirely.

Hope this has been some help, Jo.
From:tarcil
Date:August 11th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Immune system boosters

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Thanks both :) I think i'll investigate trying the tea (ive been ill a couple of times recently, and i dont think ive recovered).

The things that make me feel worse when i eat seem to vary, which is awkward. sometimes too much dairy, coffee or drink (and too much is sometimes any) can make me feel rotten, and yet other times they dont seem to affect me at all. The six small meals might be an idea, and i think i came accross that somewhere else too!

with thyroid tests, is that a specific test or can it be done with blood tests? i know the doctor sent me for a load of blood tests before to check for anything wrong, adn they didnt kshow anything up
From:kathhazel
Date:October 30th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Hi. i've only just caught up on journals and found this one, so I don't know if you are still getting the problems.

If you are add plenty of garlic to your diet, it is a great immune booster and natural antibiotic. My hubby suffers from ME and this helps him a lot. Recent research is also pointing at long standing bacterial infections being a possible cause for Fatigue ilnesses and the garlic will help if this is the root cause.

Be well :)