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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 17:46

Yes Steve - but only the 'we(e)' ones....

I've just clicked 'latest posts' and they're all nice and neat and squished again -  hurray! 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 17:43

Forget to say - lots of lovely recent pix here.  Makes you feel good  

Lp - this pic looks small when you upload,but it's fine once you post it.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 17:38

LP - perhaps you could resize your pix on the computer before posting them. If you hover over them it'll give the size they are. If you use something like Windows editor it'll have a resize function, or you can right click on them and that should bring up a resize option. I have the opposite problem in that many of mine are too big.

The upload thingy seems a bit inconsistent too - at the moment I can't get anything bigger than 2mb to upload at all.   Most of the garden pix are less than that though. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 17:32

We are indeed doc.....it's all that haggis....

and the biting...

Lovely here - shame I have no energy. I now have a roughcasted extension. It's broken shell, so the spillage will be good for digging into all the compacted soil  

Breezy here too Clari - but dry, which is always a bonus. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 19:29

Good to see you RB. I disable cookies regularly. I disabled an entire packet recently....

It's a hard life being a pensioner Dove  Glad you had a nice day.

I've done very little since coming home form work apart from watering a few bits and pieces and making dinner....and eating it.

Grass needs cutting again - I only did it on Friday. The warmth has made it take off. 

web site

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:54

jad - with all due respect, there's no point starting a thread to make your complaint. You need to put it on the relevant one where the tech team can see it.

It's 'Update on improvements to forum' . If you notify them on there I'm sure they'll address it 

The email notification has never been consistent which is why many people don't use it anyway!

Troughs for tomatoes.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:46

I was just going to suggest that Brickman - cutting the bottoms out the pots. I did that when I had some cherry toms growing in a conservatory.  Each one had a 6" or 7" pot which was then put in a seed tray of compost with holes in the bottom and a tray underneath that to allow water to drain out.

If you're careful about the maintenance of them, you'll get a good crop. We had loads  

I also successfully grew a cherry type in one of those deep plastic clematis pots as an experiment. It produced plenty of fruit. They often perform well if they're grown quite hard as they think they're going to peg out, therefore rushing to make flowers and fruit in order to reproduce.


Posted: 11/05/2016 at 08:04

You need to ask the tech team on the dedicated site Michael. 'Update on improvements to forum' is the thread title ( I can't do links)  Put that in the search  box and it will come up and you can post there   

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 08:00

Morning all/afties Pat. Sorry to hear about your dog. Getting old's rubbish for everyone isn't it? 

Love that photo fidget - your fingers look remarkably clean too 

I managed to rescue a  bee at work yesterday. He/she was in the sink and I poured some boiling water from the kettle into it before I saw him   Soon as I realised, I gathered him up and got him to dry land and he wandered off. Must have been a very tough little chap.

Gorgeous here again - sorry to rub it in to all you lot with rain. I'm beginning to feel like Verdun.... 

Off to salt mines soon so have a good day everyone 

cutting down greens of daffs / tulips

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:51

Nanny - have you got some spare plastic pots you can transfer them into over the summer? Some good gritty compost and they should be fine for planting later in autumn.

They do tend to diminish over time, apart from the species and Apeldoorn ones. I don't expect them to last long in the climate up here, but I mainly have mine in raised beds in gritty soil or in containers, and I get  a couple of years from them or maybe a third if I'm lucky.

If you have some nice pots you want to put other planting in, in subsequent years, put the tulips in plastic pots and then put those inside the nice ones so that you can lift them out easily to change things round. Makes life much easier! 

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