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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™€

Your new-look forum

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 18:51

Daniel, Nora,

Thanks for the improvements so far ....things are looking up 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 😡

Your new-look forum

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 10:21

Daniel - thank heavens someone is listening

Totally understand that the site has to move with the times, and therefore has to be rebuilt using the latest software.  However, you now have a long list of the a) bugs and b) design issues that need to be sorted to make the site functional again - at the moment it simply does not work.

Why not revert to the old version (we know you can reverse it - you did it last week) whilst you work through the changes needed.  You can think of yesterday and this morning as one great big live user acceptance test (although probably not a technique to be widely copied)

Off back to work now - this whole thing has got me so upset that I have broken my "no forum in the office" rule

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

Your new-look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 19:19

Don't think any of us are impressed Steve

Nora - would it be possible to let us know which of the issues raised you will be working on in the short term ?  From reading back it seems there are 4 or 5 common complaints running through all the posts.  It might stop people leaving in droves if they knew if their particular problems were going to be worked on.

The advertisers might love the prominence of their ads in the new site, but not if everyone stops using it.  No point in having wonderful ads with zero exposure.

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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