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Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:05

Nora said "LeadFarmer and Busy Lizzie - we won’t be adding the function to upload a picture from an external image host. My advice would be to save the file you want to upload to your device (making sure it’s JPEG, JPG or PNG) and upload it from there, or you can post a link."

Oh bother, I found that handy. And bother that we can't hover. And bother that we can't zoom on photos.

But it is getting better. Glad the page numbers are top and bottom now.

Think I would prefer the font a bit bigger and not so much spacing between the lines and print a little darker and background to the print a bit greyer (less white).

"Go to last unread post" is one of the things I miss most.

Thanks for dealing with edit.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 17:52

Been a wet cold day today, 13°.

Went to the meeting, looked at laptop, rang a couple of friends, watched TV. No gardening.

There are other things to eat at Lake Garda apart from cake and Italian ice cream is yum. I put on a couple of pounds when we were there. Every village around the lake has it's own character. We stayed in a villa, with friends, overlooking the lake in Garda itself. We took a bus to Verona, lots to look at. Had my car because we drove from France, over the Alps.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 08:57

Morning all.

Lake Garda is beautiful, Chicky, we went there in September 2014. I hope you have a lovely time.

Going to a Committee meeting. See you later.

Ponds with rock edging and pebbles

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:22

I thought the way you have built it is ideal to help creatures get out of the pond. It is what is always advised on gardening programmes and articles on ponds. The stones at the edge of the pool are cooler because of the water and the damp. A lot of cold blooded creatures, such as snakes and lizards love lying on rocks in the sun.

pet companions

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:16

I have a Border Collie, he is 13 now and has cancer and arthritis. Vet is amazed that he's still with us. There was a thread once about our dogs  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/dedicated-to-dogs/636576.html  Tigger is in there somewhere, with a lot of our dogs, in case you'd like a look.

I also have a female black and white cat and 3 horses. 2 are retired, one is 28.

Don't know what tree this is - please help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:02

I think lilac too, probably Paliban.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:53

Got through my Garden Talk and survived! Thank you for your good wishes. I was horrible to OH this morning, got myself into a state, now I know why actresses and singers are Divas. You get an adrenaline rush that swooshes you along so you lose your fear! It was called "Creating an English Garden in France" and there were lots of photos, not just my garden but Beth Chatto, Great Dixter, Sissinghurst etc. They gave me a book by Rosemary Verey and a free lunch with wine for me and OH. Then they asked me to judge their flower show in July! There were about 60 gardening club people.

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:41

I've just discovered on birthday thread that you used to be able to send a birthday card found on Google but there is no facility for that now on the camera icon. You can only send your own photos, unless you copy and paste into your own photo files. Is this intentional? Copyright? It used to be useful when helping people to identify plants.


Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:38

Happy birthday to Daniel's Mum from me too.

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:30

It is looking better, but I don't have green at all, it's a pale blue/grey.

The font is smaller, but it's almost too small. I find that the spaces are too big and the font could be a little bigger. I would prefer the font a bit darker and the background a little less white, but it's much better than it was in the beginning.

It's great to have the page numbers at the top of the page as well as at the bottom.

Hurray edit works!

Because I wanted to add that I wish you would get rid of the bright purple of the unfollow, it makes me want to click on it when I don't want to unfollow. I think some people have mentioned it already.

Last edited: 12 May 2016 22:33:09

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