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Advice on a single container please

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:52

Fargesia mureliae 'Simba - that's the one - I was going to suggest it but was trying desperately to remember it's name - it'd be great as long as it doesn't bake in too much strong sunlight. 

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:47
Miss Becks wrote (see)

You are absolutely right Dove. Stirrers and random rubbish posters are not really desired on there, just because they like to hear the sound of their own voices. Just the way it is. Sorry.

I prefer a free society to a police state, however low the crime rate - that's just how I am.

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:46

Ok, JG got you - but Fork Handles was not truly open to all - many people who posted on there were ignored so they stopped trying.  Also it was so fast moving and full of so many 'in jokes' those who could only pop in and out occasionally couldn't keep up.  Then Verdun was asked what he was doing posting on there?

Plenty of room for some other chat threads - most Forums have lots.  The fact that the Potting Shed is there shows that they're welcome on the Board.  

As I understand it the regulars on Fork Handles 'took against' the innocent use of the term Forkers by someone who they didn't see as 'a Forker'.  When he refused to change the name of his thread they got upset.  It wasn't the use of the word Forkers, it was their attitude to it.  It also revealed that they considered the Fork Handles thread to be 'theirs'.  All very sad.


No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:30

There is a Forum Topic heading "The potting shed ....
Venture into the potting shed for garden gossip, topical debate or idle chit-chat."

As such chat threads would seem to be valid.

No one is forced to post on them. 


Jean Genie - the new Forum is not open to all - Geoff made that very clear to me - that is why I left.

flopping hedges

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:21

What sort of hedge are they?  How long have they been planted?

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:10

I agree Pennine Petal, however since Becks has posted the above, I have just a little to add.  I had intended to keep what I knew to myself, but as the above is somewhat economical with the truth, here's what happened.

Hi, it's not quite as Becks has said - she and Geoff started a new forum - they asked me to join, Geoff said they were fed up with the disruption and led me to believe he meant the earlier Trolling and some of the technical issues - however, just to be sure I asked if it was open to all and asked specifically whether there was anyone (other than known trolls) who were not welcome as long as they behaved themselves.  I was promised  that there was not a list of persona non grata and on that basis I joined.

A couple of days later I was told that some people had used the term Forkers for their own threads and that this was 'their' term and people who had done this and people close to them were not welcome on the new Forum.  

I am not interested in joining a clique or what has been descrbed as 'a group of like-minded people' which is a phrase which has always raised my anxieties so I deleted my membership. 

Then Verdun was challenged on why he was posting on the Fork Handles thread!  That might explain why he's feeling a little 'got at'.

Geoff has been using the Private Message facility on this board to invite people to join his forum and this has caused some strange messages on Fork Handles.

I was not going to mention any of this, but as I said some pertinent truths have been omitted.

Now lets on with some grown up activity please 

top dressing for a lawn

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 09:23

That link's not working 

Perhaps this will 


Fork Handles

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 09:19

There's not a cloud in the sky ...................... 


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 09:18

Cake ???

Can I see a whole row of gardeners with their hands stretched out .............. ?


I'll put the kettle on 

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