Latest posts by Fairygirl

Technical updates / help with the new forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 17:36

Dave - I know we're all individuals, and it's difficult to have a 'one size fits all' resolution, but, as Daniel has said, we are being listened to. The list on the first page of this thread shows that. 

I don't think it's helpful that there's been umpteen threads started with the 'new forum' as the topic. Some people have even started more than one, and it just leads to lots of random posts with no obvious unity or coherence, making the team's job even harder.  Sticking to the threads that Nora has started is the sensible way to ensure the team read everyone's comments, and they can then address the complaints. 

I think we have to be patient and let the team have a little time to work through everything. 

Clay Soil - Help!

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 15:31

As Posy and Bob have said - add loads of manure, and grit, to open it up and make it usable for all sorts of plants and shrubs. It's a great medium once you have it more friable, and it won't take long. Otherwise it makes gardening hard work  because it's  solid and sticky during the wetter months, or rock hard like concrete in hot dry spells. 

A bit of effort now will really pay off in future 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 15:16

I think lots of us have found great support on this forum Wonks. It would be very sad if it all fell apart.

I mentioned on another thread about the new one that Nora has started showing all the issues raised. They seem to be taking note and are going to address them. Here's hoping it happens soon. 

I also darkened my screen by using the 'fn' and 'f5' keys. It helps a bit - not perfect,but as a temporary fix it might be useful to anyone finding the screen too bright. 

Does anyone else think the 'Unfollow/follow' and 'Reply' functions at the top of the page are a total waste of space, or is it just me?  

Is this normal?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 13:45

Cold causes the discolouration moslgo. They should recover, but if you can keep them sheltered from any cold winds or exposure for a little while that will help them. The weather's been a bit up and down recently and that isn't great for new, young plants.

The stems do stiffen as they grow so make sure to tie them in as soon as you can while they're pliable to avoid breakage. I speak from experience. 

New Forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 13:42

I'm like doc- I'm giving it a chance because I don't want to  lose the lovely community I've been part of for over three years. 

Can I recommend looking at the new thread Nora's started showing the issues they've  taken  into account and will hopefully resolve.

I've darkened the background colour on my laptop by using the 'fn' and 'f5' keys. I found it glarey too, and I don't have sight issues.  It seems to help a bit so perhaps it will resolve it slightly for anyone who finds it far too dazzling. 

Your new-look forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:07

I can't post photos now from the laptop. Can someone  please explain what to do once you click the camera icon? It brings up my photo gallery on the computer, but then what?  

Yours sincerely,

Confused of Clarkston  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:04

Morning all/afties Pat.

Congrats to you and the family Yvie - he looks a smasher! 

I'll talk quietly B'man 

I thought I'd try posting a pic but I can't get it to work. I presume when I click the camera icon and bring up my photos, something else should happen, but it doesn't.  I 'll have to get daughter to look at it.    

Hope Lyn is ok today and yesterday went as well as these things can.

Have a good day all. 

Am I too late

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 19:52

In a word - no!

You can plant anything that's in a pot at any time of year unless the ground's waterlogged or frozen.

I'm assuming it's a reasonable size of plant though, and not a tiny cutting or very young plant  in a 3" or 4" pot. They would need potting on until they get bigger. 

Your new-look forum

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 19:07

I agree KT53 - that was excellent for long threads, especially the Hello Forkers one as it can amass several pages in a few hours on a wet day!

Your new-look forum

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 19:01

I find it odd that there's a 'start new thread' function at the bottom of the page, but no 'latest post' or followed thread' ones! They're a real must have. It's one of the features the old format didn't have and people wanted.

I think the sizing of the layout is the biggest issue. An unnecessary change. 

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