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Latest posts by Daniel Haynes

New site - bugs

Posted: 09/12/2011 at 18:30

Hello finoulamcc, we'll be adding a new, localised 7-day weather forecast for gardeners to the site early next year. It will include details such as wind speed and soil temperature, and alert you when you need to carry out tasks such as protecting plants from cold. Before the new feature launches, you can view forecast at the BBC Weather site.

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 09/12/2011 at 10:52

Hello valerie1. That's a strange problem... Can you remember what page the link was on that you clicked? If you can post the address of the page and I'll look into it for you.

Now you can add photos to your posts

Posted: 08/12/2011 at 22:36

Hello Linda, I'm sorry that you've had problems uploading an image. As happymarion suggests, it's worth checking that the image size is lower than 10Mb. If so, is the image you're attempting to upload saved on your hard drive? And does the name include the file extension '.jpg' or '.jpeg'?

Your wishlist

Posted: 08/12/2011 at 22:24

Lillybell: Ah, yes, the vexed question of overgrown hedges, and territorial disputes between neighbours. Our very own Kate Bradbury blogged on this subject, and there were some very comments left on her post, too.

Your wishlist

Posted: 08/12/2011 at 22:19

Barb2: like yourself, I'm extremely keen that we provide more help to beginner gardeners on the site. We're currently working at better labelling our existing projects, videos and features, many of which are well suited to first-time gardeners. But, over the coming months we'll also look at providing more information on starting a garden from scratch, so please bear with us. In the meantime, you might find our feature on determining your soil type helpful: Find your soil type

Knowing your soil type is essential, as it will determine what type of plants you can grow. You can buy a testing kit from any garden centre. Once you know your soil type, try our new plant search tool, to choose suitable plant. Soil type is just one of the criteria you can search by, others include plant type, feature, hardiness and flower colour: Search for plants

Also, please use this forum if you need any help or advice. Somebody will usually be able to answer any questions you may have.

Your wishlist

Posted: 08/12/2011 at 22:11

Hello Em: we have recently discussed the option of offering users of their own blog space, and we'll be revisiting the idea in future planning meetings. Regarding your point about Southern bias, it's important that we reflect the experience of gardeners all around the UK, and we need to find ways to make the site more 'local and personal'. To that end, we'll be introducing a new 7-day weather forecast for gardeners early next year, which will provide localised information, based on postcode. That will be one step, but not the last. I hope you're enjoying your stay in Naples, Florida, by the way!

2 for 1 entry

Posted: 07/12/2011 at 14:59

Hello pure-wotsit. I've messaged you with details of how to get the list, so do check your 'my messages' link in dropdown menu, top right of the page.

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 06/12/2011 at 22:28

Thanks, oceans11brooker, we'll try!

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 06/12/2011 at 15:02

Hello happymarion. Sorry about that - we will be adding a local 7-day weather forecast for gardeners to the site early next year. In the meantime, you can view the BBC Weather site here:

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 05/12/2011 at 22:04

Thanks for the book tip, Hedgh0g. Always useful with Christmas approaching.

Discussions started by Daniel Haynes

Happy Christmas

Season's greetings from everyone at GW 
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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 tools and techniques

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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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