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I am an old begger and have been on an allotment for 45 years.My problem is I have only had computer for 6 weeks but Im learning how with help from my son in law.This is my point.A section for absolute beginers would give them confidence to ask about getting the help from your experienced members.They seem a pretty expert lot and Im sure they would give these folks agood helping hand.
I actually think that this is a poor idea, as a new gardener I may want to ask for general advice or something specific and would appreciate help from both experienced gardeners and fellow newbies and even people who have only been gardening for a few years.
Putting all the newbies in their own section would be a bit pointless. And even if people do ask in the wrong section Bunny and Geoff will help them find what they are looking for.
Hi, Brian. If you've had an allotment for 45yrs, sounds like you already have lots of experience and it's always nice to have more veg growers...reading the daily threads is a good place to start... and reply or ask Q's when you want...posters are really friendly and helpful.
What you are asking for is a welcome thread. There is a site feed back thread which you can post on...your idea sounds good...if you post on there with the idea , I'm confident you'll get a response.
Zoomer-this is on the site feedback page
Cannot quite understand what Brian is asking for to be honest
sotongeoff thanks for your comment. All I am suggesting is spot where people who have never had a garden a allotment or window box can have a place to sign in and say hey up its me how do I start on this here garden.
Would never work Brian-with this forum and the way it operates- it is not designed in that way-best to just ask a question and someone will reply
I take your point Geoff but a 5000 mile journey starts with the first step.
This often happens and very soon become 'part of the forum'. The best thing to do is to look at Latest Posts and chip in if you can help or go to New messages. We were all new at some time and it certainly gives alot of info if you ask
Brian welcome , Grab your Spade / Fork with both hands and jump in there's no such thing as a silly question Ive posted a few and got really nice answers
Happy st Paddys day
Bunny I just lurv my allotment and want others just starting to get what Ive had from it.
I like the mix of beginner and experience. A place for beginners only wouldn't get many questions answered. I am an experienced gardener, but only in my areas of expertise. I know nothing of other areas. I doubt if I'm alone in that. Because of this mix of experience a question rarely goes unanswered.
welcome brian to the forum im sure you can tell us a thing or two about your allotment,so tell us what its like and what are you growing at the moment.
clogherhead thanks for the welcome and as we sez up here in Yorkshire I tek thee point old lad.
Hi Brian - Chica's suggestions could get you started - could you tell us how you first began with your allotment? Were you the first in your family to do this, or did you copy what your own family had done before? What's been your favourite thing - what's been the most successful, & have you had any dismal failures? Is there anything you've tried to grow & then thought "never again"? What would you sugggest for someone who's just starting out?
There are lots of people who "lurk" on these kind of websites and read the posts before actually joining in - it doesn't mean your advice and suggestions wouldn't be read by loads of people who might be a bit wary of starting to ask questions themselves but would like to hear about what people are doing.
Hello, there's all sorts of experience on here. I like how nutcutlet puts it. I've had my garden for just over 2 years, but have been growing houseplant for years. I'm neither a beginner or an expert (who is?) just someone with some experience of what I grow.
Have to say though as you've been on an allotment for over 40 years I'm sure you have loads of good advice and tips.