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Where did my question go?!

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 11:33

Just the information I needed! Now I know I have to look in "New discussions" rather than "Latest posts". Many thanks. I love the forum and look at it several times a day (when I'm not gardening or planning gardening).....just wondered: Is there an idiots guide to using the foru? Then I wouldn't have to ask daft questions. Glad you've accepted my apology for poor choice of words before Christmas.

Where did my question go?!

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 21:50

Thank you so much for your prompt reply - and yes, I take the point about the Christmas lights. I felt awful for days. I really hadn't meant to give a bad impression.....

Back to my grasses: As I said, yes, I can see it when I look under my profile - but why doesn't it appear under the "Latest posts? I'm sure my posts have appeared there before.

Thanks again for your patience.

Where did my question go?!

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 21:12

This seems such a silly question: I've posted queries on the forum several times before but..

Yesterday I placed one about cutting back grasses. I was very surprised not to see it published - but even more surprised when I clicked on my icon at the top of the page and found that there were 11 replies! So some people must have seen it! I've looked and looked but still can't locate it. Am I going mad?

Evergreen grasses

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 16:36

I realised my mistake as soon as I'd pressed the button! The grasses are deciduous! Thanks for the comment, figrat.

Evergreen grasses

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 15:20

I have a large number of miscanthus, molinias and pennisetums. I love them all - but they're looking very tatty - and I'm dying to cut them down! Some experts say "do it in February before the new growth starts, so you don't damage anything". Others say "Leave it until March. It doesn't matter if you cut some of the new growth off". We live in Dorset: would it be totally stupid to do it now?

Bronze ornaments

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 14:50

Yes, will do! Might take me a while to find what I want though. Half the pleasure is in the planning for me....

Geranium maderense

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 10:22

Honestly though I'd written a thank you for all your thoughts! Sorry! They were appreciated. Have just brought the plant in to a slightly warmer, brighter spot. Will post a photo later in the year (if successful!)

Bronze ornaments

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 10:17

My birthday today! Am going to look at all your ideas tomorrow and will get back to you all. Thanks for the ideas. Think I've got a few hundred quid coming (for a special birthday).

Bronze ornaments

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 21:53

I have a large, circular  gravel area in my garden. A few deciduous grasses, a black bamboo in a large barrel, a yucca and a cordyline all add interest - but I'd love a really large (possibly bronze?) structure/animal. I have a birthday coming up and would love some ideas to put on my wish list!


Geranium maderense

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 15:40


I was given this plant last Summer and was not too surprised that it didn't flower. But I'd like it to do better this year! I've moved it, in its pot, into the garage (it has a large window) and the photoshows that it still has some leaves.

Should I water it at all?

Should I remove what I assume are the remains of old leaves at the base of the plant?

All advice appreciated.



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