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How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 09:59

Reply to Gold1locks: Yes, it's lovely to see so many 'migrants' from the BBC messageboard, and nice to read so much positive feedback. Regarding the html code appearing, this can happen when cutting and pasting directly from web pages and programmes such as Word. The easiest way to prevent this is to paste the text into an application such as Notepad or Textedit (usually installed on most computers), which will strip out the excess code, then copy again and paste that into your message. Alternatively, you can use the 'HTML' option above the post input box and edit the HMTL code of the message directly, to strip out the excess code. I hope this helps!


Great site

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 17:45

Thank you, Foxy Passiflora! I hope you continue to enjoy the site - all feedback gratefully received.


Searching the site?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 15:48

Hello grai. Once you've searched for a particular term, you can then filter the results further, to prevent you from scrolling through all of the results pages. You can choose to view articles (i.e. projects, problem pages, blogs etc), forum posts or plant profiles. So, for example, if you search for 'Window boxes', then click the 'articles' button, you'll see a list of all the content types in the left-hand menu:

Search results for 'window boxes', filtered by article

Search results for 'window boxes', filtered by forum posts

We've deliberately included forum posts within the site-wide search, to allow people to find all the content related to any particular topic on I hope this helps.


Searching the site?

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 17:28

Hello Green Magpie. If you use the search box at the top of every page, that will bring up any site content related to your chosen search topic, including forum posts. Do let me know if you have any difficulties finding anything.


2 for 1 Garden entry

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 17:27

Hello David 3. Yes, the 2012 2-for-1 entry card and guide will be available free with the May issue of Gardeners' World Magazine, on sale late April. This year there are more gardens participating than ever - 272 in total.


BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 10:32

Reply to Gold1locks: You can access your Scrapbook by clicking your screen name, top right hand corner of each page, then choose 'My scrapbook' from the menu. You can upload an image by clicking the tree icon from the menu at the top of the post input box. Let me know if you have any further problems.



BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 10:29

Hello everybody. NIce to see so many new arrivals - welcome to! I hope you enjoy using the site and forum.


How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 10:08

Reply to rosie plum: I'm sorry you're not able to access the iPlayer. Although, there's nothing we can do about that, unfortunately, I hope you find the videos on this site useful.

Reply to estherbunny: the site-wide search facility at the top of every page will also return links to forum posts, as well as projects, videos, blogs and plant profiles. You can view the search results for red spider mite here:

Search results for 'red spider mite'

You can filter the result further by content type if you wish. I hope this helps.



How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 18:02

Hello rosie plum. Welcome to! It's great to hear you find the tutorials helpful. I hope you continue to enjoy the site - do be sure to let us know if there's anything else you'd like to see on it.


How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 10:25

Update for puppykash. I've had the following response from Tamsin on the magazine team, who works on the Design Made Easy series with Joe, which I hope will please you:

"Thank so much for your comments. It’s really helpful to receive feedback on our features, especially when we launch a new series. Joe’s next feature in the design series, which will be in the May issue, is on L-shaped and Wide & shallow gardens, so hopefully there will be some tips that’ll help you in your garden.

In June, we’ll be looking at a  tiny courtyard garden and an irregular shaped garden.

Thank you, also, for your comments on hard landscaping and front gardens. As you say, these are common problems. I’ll try and work in ways to tackle these in future issues."

Discussions started by Daniel Haynes

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Help with plant identifications from Gardeners' World Magazine 
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Problems with private messages

No reply box displaying on private messages for some users 
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Update on technical issues

Notifications, private messages, avatar images, spellchecker 
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Current problems with forum and login

Update on issues with forum threads not updating and login status 
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Video projects and other project categories

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Problems with site

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Get thrifty

Tell us how you make savings in the garden 
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Valentine's Day

Saying it with flowers 
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Welcome to the potting shed

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Welcome to the brand new forum

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Welcome to the garden design forum

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Welcome to the plants forum

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Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

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Welcome to the problem solving forum

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