Chris B

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Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 19:41

Where the thread is very long you have to make several jumps to get to the newest posts. Is it possible to set it so that the newest posts show first? That is, reverse their order. Also, when I click on a particular one of my posts in "My Posts" it would be useful if it went to that particular post so that I could see any responses,instead of to the beginning of the thread, which could be 800+ posts away.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 22:38

This is how we found the garden in December 2007


 This is it in May last year.

Make the most of your septic tank! The red bushes are Bassia, an annual, which I found a few years ago, but nobody seems to stock them now. I'll try on line (but for one packet of seeds?)

The patio and pergola with lots of pots (most ericacious)

I had trouble loading pics a few days ago but these were no trouble.



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 23:36

I've tried to upload some pics of my garden, but am having trouble. Either there is a frame with a small ikon of something in the centre, or the colours appear to have been inverted. They are less than a mb each. Can you give some guide lines? You can visit our website to see all the (selected!) photos over 6 years at

Where are YOU?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:45

I'm near North Walsham Norfolk

old tights

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:42

Tie cut off old tights/stocking to the inlet pipes of your waterbutts, and empty them periodically, thus keeping the water clean and making it easier to keep the butt clean.

Plug making tool

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:37

Fill toilet roll tubes with the compost, and stand them in water from time to time. The cardboard holds everything together and by keeping only the bottom of the compost wet, it makes the seedling go down for water.

xHose ~ any good?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:09

I ran an old hose down the garden and attached it at intervals to the fence and then to an external tap at the greenhouse. That way I only need  about 30 feet of hose to wind in and out. BUT it is very hard to handle the old fashioned hoses they are so stiff and they do kink. I'm thinking of one of those flat wind out ones. I've got a spiral one but it constantly gets wound round itself.So I'm interested in this discussion.

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:59

My compost bin is a meter square, wood, homemade and fairly new. I add Comfrey leaves but not too many nettles. I leave those for the butterflies.

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