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Help needed!

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:00

I don't get junk mail either - never have - not even before I got the adblocker. 

Katie/Crow   for a Back to the Top button I mean just back to the top of the page I'm on please

The Search Facility on the whole site is difficult, not just the forum - sometimes someone asks a question, and I know there's a How to ... video on the site, but sometimes you have to trawl through loads to get to the right one. 

As for the info re garden type etc - the facility to access a members Public Profile by clicking on their avatar is there - I think what we need is a way of encouraging people to fill this section out when they join up - so many are left blank and then when someone posts a query the first thing we have to do is ask whereabouts they are, type of soil etc. 

What is this please?

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:55

You beat me to it Logan, that's what I was going to say.  It's a beautiful moth

Identify this tree please

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:59

Dorro, can you start a new thread with 'Lupin' in the title so the lupin growers see it - this thread is about trees and may not be read by lupin growers


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:33

Hosta, you could always send a message, hoping they have a lovely evening  and that it's such a shame that they arranged it for the same evening that you're hosting an important social gathering ..........   they'll be sooooo curious and livid that you didin't invite them.


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 16:47

Hello folks!  We're back!!!  Lovely weekend in Sunny S. Lincs with MIL and SILs etc.

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Just found out OH's sister has organised a surprise party for her Hubby's 60th. 

Clearly we're not invited despite OH speaking to his sister and nephew and his fianceé over the weekend, none of them mentioned it.

Would it be too mean to contact brother in law and tell him we didn't want to come to his surprise party?

Hmm, you could ring far too early the next morning and say you're sorry you forgot to send a card, would Alka Seltzer do???

Verdun, I expect you're out there now, scrubbing those beaches for us so that we have a lovely holiday in September when all the other emmets have gone home


Help needed!

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 16:32

Hi Katie,

Re androgyny - I've been called Dave rather than Dove on several occasions which amuses my OH - but I don't think that's the fault of the site - possibly someone needs to go to Specsavers!

I don't have many problems with the site, but I've been here a long while and have got used to most of its idiosyncracies.  I'm also of the opinion that simple usually means straightforward, and that's always good. 

However,  I would like a Back to Top button at the bottom to save scrolling back up. 

I tend not to use the weather link as I usually go straight to the Met Office website every morning anyway - however a frost warning would be good!

I think the Search facility is most in need of work - there's no possibility of usefully refining your search so you get vast numbers of pages to trawl through. 

Also it would be good to have something that encouraged members to give at least a vague geographical location when posting a query - soil  type and garden size etc would be even better as would preferenced re gardening organically etc.

Getting quite excited here about the upcoming 'remodelling'


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 16:51

Right, we're off to MIL's - back in a couple of days - look after each other and enjoy your gardens - hope the sun shines for you

Lavandula angustifolia growth problem

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 16:48

I've never known a second flowering with lavender.


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 16:24

Watered and done the sideshoots on the tomatoes and watered all the pots and tubs, picked and ate a few early autumn raspberries and admired a 'flock' of ladybirds on the runner beans - no aphids on there at the moment - do the ladybirds know something I don't? 

Interestingly the ladybirds were all natives, whereas the ones we had in the garden earlier in the year were Harlequins.

Please could someone give me a name?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 16:06

I find it helpful to do it in really dry weather when the roots shrivel when they're left on the surface of the soil - if the soil is damp it's best to rake after hoeing to gather all the little be$$ers together and burn them

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