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Fork Handles

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 09:14

For the attention of Lyon continued:

are happy, you've made a 'fake forker' leave, but you've actually made two leave, because I certainly don't wish to be part of a community where it is acceptable to be rude and downright nasty over a mistake. Honestly one toe out of line and you're all over it like a fly on poo.

(Sorry to everyone else, but my blood is literally boiling here.) Brumbull has only ever posted help and wanted to chat, I certainly won't sit back and allow someone to post a load of ugly supposition about him, same as I wouldn't for any member, forker or otherwise.

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 09:08
Lyon Greene wrote (see)

Just seen Goeff's comment on the MORNING FORKERS thread.

Have to say that I totally agree with Geoff. The guy who started that thread had got a lot of cheek. He also started another thread this morning again using capital letters, trying to give the impression that he has some brilliant idea. He's got a big ego, that's for sure.

I haven't put anything on those threads. The best way to deal with people with that sort of attitude is just to click on 'ignore' and ignore all his stuff... better than trying to ague with unpleasant individuals.

I don't know what's wrong with the Monthy gardening thread - why doesn't he chat on that. He's definitely trying to do a rip-off on the forkers idea, an unpleasant character, and someone to ignore.

Hmm, perhaps you need to take some of your own medicine, I'll duly oblige the ignore button myself. As far as I can see all he did was make a good morning thread, he used the term 'forkers', as probably like me he assumed that was the colloquial term used for all of us. Not quite sure why anyone should be outraged by a simple mistake, or why you should think badly of BrumBull. To then get on the whole personal insults and make rather pathetic assumptions about him really demonstrates what type of person you are.

I realise from the your comment above that I also probably fall into the 'big ego' bracket, what with my picture of the queen etc, so that's fine. If you notice I don't particularly 'join in' with the 'party' threads, never quite see the point myself, but Lyon, your comments certainly 'reek of clique'. perhaps you'd like to see some more of your lovely diatribe:

Lyon Greene wrote (see)

Also been wondering why people with big egos apparently don't want to join in this thread.

I think it's because they want to be the big fish, and if they join in here they won't be. So they want to start a separate thread - where they hope they will be the big fish.


Lyon Greene wrote (see)

Morning, true, honest, and good, forkers,

I have something of a moral dilemma on my mind....... this realisation came to me from nowhere (call it divine inspiration).

I realised that the person who started the fake forkers thread did come on here. He certainly did not get a warm welcome from me. But there was a very interesting reason for that. The fake forker said something, quite innocently, that gave me at least, the impression that the guy was patronising, condescending and arrogant. That's how he came across to me. So I deliberately gave him the cold shoulder.

I have qualms about making someone, even the fake forker, look silly - which is why I didn't say anything back to him at the time. I may send Geoffrey a PM, to tell him exactly what it was, later.

You then go on to say that there a posts that anyone can post on, yet you keep up this foolishness by repeatedly mentioning 'honest and true' forkers. Do you not see how this comes across to the casual reader? Am I the only one who finds this attitude rediculous? Perhaps you should re-read your comments and take a little time to yourself. You've made Brumbull not post anymore congrats, hope you ar

New build house, new build lawn - help to start off the right way.

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 18:19

I'd definately leave for a year and see how it fairs, your main points to look out for will be gaping between the rolls, and also dips and crests. If the dips are greater than a couple of inches, then lifting the turf in the areas and adding bagged top soil until level is the way to go. For the gaps between rolls (and do this in next few weeks), I'd mix up 2 or 3 parts sharp sand to 1 part topsoil in a barrow then fill the gaps. I'd consider buying a box of hard wearing grass seed (lots of rye in the mix) and sprinkle it all over the lawn, not just in the gaps, then put the soil/sand mix over the top. Use a bessom or similar to 'sweep' the mix into the gaps. I wouldn't use compost in the gaps otherwise you will likely get crazy lines where the grass grows twice as quick. The final point would be to watch for drainage, if it buckets down, note where the water goes and stays. Also in drought conditions note where the grass browns first again will give you an idea of what's underneath. In place the drainage is poor, stick a fork in to 5 -6 inches and give it a wiggle to loosen the grass. Throw a nice 3 to 1 sand soil mix over the top and bessom it into the holes. Repeat until correct drainage is happening. Good luck, lawns are stunning when looking their best, but require a good deal of work to maintain, a point worth remembering.

Fine Green beans in the shops

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 11:17

Excellent, shan't tell the missus, be a nice surprise for her.

Fine Green beans in the shops

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:42

They taste like filth lol, butter beans, the texture just makes me retch tbh.. But ty for the heads up on the dwarf french beans.

Sowing seeds in toilet rolls

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:28

They are great for seeds that respond well to root-trainer pots, and lots cheaper too, mind they do go dodgey after a bit!

Horticulture jobs

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:26
buddy wrote (see)

You don't know me, because I have never really used this forum before, but come on you lot, you are supposed to be happy gardener's talking about gardening.  I came onto this site from my own gardening sites to check out what you were all up to.  I think you should all check out what we are up to instead:

I have the utmost respect for Gardeners' World, it has been my inspiration for years. Please don't waste this forum, use it to learn about gardening from each other.


And by the same token this is one thread out of thousands, you are right, we don't know you, but you appear to have decided you know 'us'. Nevermind, having chastised us, you then shamelessly plug your own blog. Hmm, perhaps have a read of the literally thousands of posts of good advice, empathy, in some cases sympathy, and support that is offered by 99% of everyone on these forums. Everyone has off days and every forum is beset with trolls who post to provoke reaction. Perhaps if people weren't so quick to judge, then the forum would be a nicer place for everyone. Good luck with your website anyways, I'm sure plenty here will bookmark, as we all know, you can never stop learning.

Fine Green beans in the shops

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:17

My missus loves these, so I want to grow them, what are they? Are they dwarf french beans or? Some I've seen in catalogues include Climbing bean Cobra and also dwarf bean Delinel. I only grow runners, despise broad beans, so am at a bit of a loss. Someone help me out?


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:10

Mail order is very hit and miss, probably like brides!!! I have a punt now and again but I will admit, I'm starting to go places to get my plants now, especially if it's things that are required pronto, several times I've 'missed' the season due to fruit trees being dead or potatoes and garlic not arriving for an age. Last year T&M sent me my autumn onion sets and garlic and daffs the first week of Dec, we had hard frosts for 2 weeks before they arrived. If they had arrived in october or start of Nov like advertised, it would have been significantly better.

Still, you live and learn. My New Year's resolution was for any food crops or things I absolutely need on time, I'll go find and buy rather than relying on people who can't be relied on!


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 09:53

no, they all been different, however if you have a ferroli boiler that is less than 10 years old, I'd strongly suggest you take out the homecare policy at £11 a month, these boilers are cheap tat.

Those sweet peas should be fine, if you are worried, push the compost up from the bottom or 'unroll' the cardboard and repot as gently as you can, they'll have two choices, still no harm in trying.

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