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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:48

The Quote Button appears at the bottom right of a post when you hover your cursor over the post.  Hit Quote then Unquote then go to the new message and click on the "

There was a problem with photos but if you ignored the error message it worked fine.  Think that has been cured now anyway.

Please check that you've got Default to Off checked on Replies Notifications in the Forum Settings section.  This is in addition to the Email Notifications option under Message Settings.

Don't forget to Save Changes

As for technical attention - I understand that there are plans ................................

Hope that helps


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:40

Here in East Anglia we're in virtual drought conditions with brown lawns!!!

Did you cut it back in the spring?  Cut it back to knee height every March - that way it'll grow more stems.  It flowers on new growth.

Potato Vine

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:36

Just had a thought - are you referring to the top growth of a potato plant?  Some varieties have lilac flowers - NO DON'T EAT THEM and DON'T EAT THE FRUIT THAT FOLLOWS THEM EITHER!!!  They may look like tomatoes, but the fruits of potato plants are poisonous, even if the potatoes themselves are perfectly edible!

Potato Vine

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:33

Solanum  crispum Glasnevin?

Pretty sure it's not edible - the solanaceae family are a mixed lot, potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines and nightshades.  I wouldn't eat it.


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:27

It's still a very young plant - I'd be happy with that height in it's first year. 

I'm worried that it's roots are too warm and possibly too dry - they need a cool damp root-run - this may well be causing the flowers not to open.

Help needed for lawn problems

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:22

My lawn, which was quite good earlier in the summer, is now the colour of cardboard, it's not been cut for at least a month and hasn't grown except for some some long grass seedheads.  I know it's the drought that has done this, and it will recover in the autumn when we get some good heavy rains and lower temperatures.  Until then I am ignoring it - not even mowing it. 

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:09
Topbird wrote (see)

I imagine it's membership fees granma - I was only allowed to use my professional letters while I was a paid up member of my professional society (chiropodists / podiatrists in my case). 

Belonging to a professional society gave me access to other benefits including professional support, access to seminars, insurance etc etc. - most professionals belong to something like that. 

Social workers also have to pay a hefty annual fee (as well as undertake ongoing training) to remain members of their professional body, and cannot practise as social workers unless they do.

Quotes Button

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:06
NorthernLass2 wrote (see)

I've come here to find out why the quote button doesn't work.

How the heck I can stop receiving loads of emails to tell me there's been a post on a thread I've contributed to and even though I've not ticked the box and haven't clicked anything to say I want to follow the thread.   Indeed I keep having to go to "unfollow" and it's still sending me emails!    That's a real pain!

Why or how do I just "new posts" since my last visit

Seems it's just the way it is!

For Quotes, click the Quote button then when it says UnQuote click on it again, then go to your reply and click on the speech marks.

To stop email notifications go to your Settings page, then Forum Settings, and then where it says Replies notification, select Default to Off.

Don't think there's a way of only seeing new posts since your last visit ... yet! 

Please ID

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 07:34

Have you got any prunus nearby?  Looks like a cherry or plum sucker to me.  I'd get it out pretty quick before it becomes huge.

Is this Oleander?

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 07:27

Gardens are full of very toxic plants, potato and rhubarb leaves to name just two.  For hundreds of years we've brought branches of berried holly into our homes at Christmas, but the berries are poisonous.  Children should not be in a garden (or anywhere else) unsupervised until they can be relied on not to eat stuff without checking with an adult first.

However, if you are too anxious to allow the oleander to remain, I would suggest you look at replacing it with hibiscus .  According to the information I can find online these are toxic to cats and dogs, but not humans.

To remove the oleander just dig it up and take or send it to the council composting place.

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