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No private club

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:50
Miss Becks wrote (see)

Right, I'm going to set the record straight here.

There is no private club.

I, myself, got fed up of trolls, arguements and basically stupid threads being started on this website that had absolutely nothing to do with gardening. In fact, it is becoming more of a competition to see who is top dog. I'm still a newbie. I want to learn how to improve my garden. If I wanted loads of chat threads, I would use Facebook.

So I thought to myself, stuff this, I want somewhere to chat without all this crap, and learn about gardening. So that's just what I did.

I built a free website, added a forum, and asked people who I normally chat with, and have helped me in the past on here over, on a trial, to see if it would work.

This is not unusual. There are loads of gardening forums out there, and I know of many people who regularly contribute to many, as well as here.

So please, stop stirring, and just accept it for what it is. Just another place for gardening discussions.

It's not life changing. It doesn't affect this site whatsoever, and it is definately nothing to get all stirred up about.

I will probably get flak now as the 'black sheep', but to be honest, I don't care. I just wanted a hassle free learning site.

And I will still use this site just as much for advice if I see something that catches my eye.


There, truth is out. Do with it what you will.

Becks. x

We don't need to do owt with it, YOU have decided to split the community here, by offering another place, that's fine, but don't start recruiting from here, you should be banned from doing that.. Wish you well with your forum, but look out for Gary, let's be honest, he's somebody I wouldn't really enjoy being in my company. good luck

Back after a long slog

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:42

Saturday is supposedly the one, without the wind (if that's possible!) Happens to be my better halves bday, so swanky lunch with kids! And then something we'll do as a famillllyyyy! Best get the cameras batteries charged up lol!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:23

Hey TT, BB and everyone else, just to let you know I'm back in town :P Glad that TT stuck around.. I knew brumbull would, he's like a bad penny, always turns up! Nice to see Dove too, and nice to see forum continuing after the sabotage  actions.. Anyways enough of that rubbish, I've currently done all the dahlias (including the xxxl ones from t&m arrived yeasterday, will be taking cuttings for first year!) now hammering every other seed in the cupboard!! Take care and g luck with your gardening.

Back after a long slog

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:14

Sorry I had to bale for a while, loads and loads (and work) going on, just want everyone to know I haven't left, I'm still here!!! (honest!) Hopefully get some pics up in next few days of what I have managed in the last few weeks.. Spring finally sprung? Hope so, could do with Summer rolling out pronto! Take care.

What has happened???

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:11

Been away for some time, maybe after stirring the churn, the forum is without the 'crowd'. I didn't get an invite, not that I'd be interested, wish them luck, quite happy here, sad to hear that people had pm's, a wee bit pathetic tbh but meh, what can you do?

Anyways, glad lots have stopped here, I know I will

Taking up turf by hand

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 20:38

I have just removed maybe 8x 5m (24x15') of turf, all by hand, I also have the worst soil possible, clay with about 40% of every shovel full as pebbles/stone. Reason I did it by hand was I figured the turf cutter would probably be damaged and I'd get charged. I used a spade, a border spade at that! I can't actually sink a border fork into my soil more than a few inches! I wasn't planning on using the turves for anything other than loam, but, your soil 'should' be better than mine. All you need to do is use the spade to cut into the turf a few inches deep, and then cut across every spade size on the turf. Then get down and take up the top 3 inches, roll it up and lay where you want it. As I was actually planning on growing veg on the lawn site, I actually dug over the area with a fork and removed all the grass roots/ pests, and then raked then trod it down, then raked again to get the level. After a few weeks (due to the weather) I have re dug the few pockets of grass/docks growing through and removed them. Again raked and trod down. Using a rotivator might seem like a good idea, but if you have dandylions/docks/couch grass, you are just storing up a massive headache for the future. G luck.


Posted: 31/03/2013 at 06:42

Happy Easter folks! Nice and cold here, my clematis shoots were hammered, but the tulips are keeping the faith! Seeds to plant, not a cloud in the sky at the min, so should be a nice morning to look forward too.

So lyon, change your name back to Gary, wondering why?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 02:01

We do want to be happy Bunny. We're doing our best.

I suppose it's possible that the awful miserable weather outside is influenced, in some supernatural way, by what's going on here. Perhaps by sympathetic magic.

Or are we miserable and grumpy because of the weather - would we be here, squabbling like this, if it was a lovely day outside?

interesting we can't quote this, has the troll been banned?  Rest my case, a bad person throwing rubbish at people who don't deserve it.

anyone else think this 'extended' winter, means a good summer

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 01:45

now, now derek... eee of little faith

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 00:36

marestail equals heavy duty weed matting, not the pound shop type.. You will need like no light for 2 maybe 3 years to get rid of it.. sorry but marestail is worse than bind weed in that respect.. personally I'd weed mat then everytime it rose it's head I'd paint it with double strength glyphosphate.. just my own routine mind

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