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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 22:06

Lily - they know about the smilie problem - hopefully it will be a quick fix tomorrow.  Other things might take a bit longer, so we will have to soldier on.  But we'll get there in the end ......fingers crossed.

Pollyanna service resumed from the Chicky corner (with apologies for yesterday's temporary lapse 😊)

Quick (temporary) fix ideas please.

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:48

If its a slope you could try some of the campanula portenschlagier (or something like thatπŸ€”) - trails nicely and flowers for a long time.

Or let some trailing lobelia scramble, if you just want an annual fix.

Almost feel sorry for your other half 😏😯

is this loosestrife?

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:34

Don't think so iamto.  Loosestrife has more narrow leaves.  I'm afraid I don't know what to suggest it is instead though.

Best tools for gardening.

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:27

My heavy handed/heavy footed husband has so far failed to bend a Bulldog garden fork.  Had it about 3 years now, normally he has wrecked them within 3 months πŸ™„

On secateurs I love my Felcos.  Have had them about 15 years, but had them serviced twice in that time too.

On other tools I love Sneerboer - very expensive, but I get my extended family to club together for Christmas and birthdays, and have built a fine collection that way.  OH is banned from using them, on account of his aforementioned brute strength πŸ™€

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 18:46

Can other people see my emojis - or so you have to have the app ? 🐀🐼🐀🐼🐀

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 18:45

Oooo - can I use real emojis ? πŸŒΊπŸ™€πŸŒΈπŸ™†πŸΌπŸ™…πŸΌ

seems like I can πŸ˜„πŸ˜†πŸ˜‹

off to pilates now (thats what the girl in pink above is doing)

will be back tomorrow morning - lots of forum issues still to fix, but feeling much more hopeful about its future now.  Its been a tetchy 48 hours for me 😡

New look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 19:59

Daniel, Nora ..... Please take note - there are some very consistent messages coming through here.  I know we are all resistant to change, and some of the features we will get used to in time......but there are some fundamental problems with this new design that will drive posters away for good.  Please let us know you are listening

Worth keeping ?

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 07:00

Definitely a keeper

I have a big problem to resolve

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 06:59

Start by cncentrating on a small part, dig out some beds (get rid of all the perennial weeds) and get sowing/planting.  Then whilst you are tending that bit, and hopefully having some success, you can work on the rest of it bit by bit.  Big jobs are always easier if you break them down into small bits

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 06:52

Morning Pat - I'm one of todays early birds.  Sunny and no frost here too. Same weather, different side of the planet

Think I will be looking for some ready grown tomato plants today - mine are officially deceased  Didn't bring them back in quick enough at the start of that cold spell, and they have been struggling (unsuccessfully) to recover.  Do you think its too late to sow from scratch again?

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