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Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:59

KT53 - that's how the edit button worked before - you could edit until someone else posted. If you needed to change something and it was too late, you could just add another post, apologising  ( ) or changing what you'd said initially.

Daniel - I use a well  knowing walking forum which has an edit function. It works in exactly the same way as the one here did. Once someone else replies - that's it. 

It also has a draft option ( like emails have ) which is very useful when  doing walk reports etc, as they can take a while to record, and  also has a preview function which I think someone already mentioned. Not sure if any of these 'extras'  would be useful here though. 

Is my Broom dying?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:48

Doesn't sound promising Sonya. I kept one in a pot for a couple of years through necessity, but I was vigilant about watering. Even though they like quite poor, dry conditions, it's important to keep then hydrated when in a confined space.

I'd agree with Verdun that pruning won't help. Is it very rootbound in the pot too?

If you can plant it into the ground it may revive, but it sounds like it's on the way out 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:44

Ooh - we crossed there Dove. I'll put a few more on the camera thread later. They were a little pair - furtling around for ages not far from the summit. I took some on the way up which weren't very good - they kept b*****ing off just at the wrong moment! They were still there on the way down so I spent a bit of time and got a few nice ones.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:42

Oh Dove - it's lovely. The chap from the humanist society suggested a few poems for Mum's funeral, and that was one of them. You won't go wrong with that - and you even get a mention...  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:34

Hurrah - it worked! Little snow bunting from Saturday's walk. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:32

Hope it goes ok Liri - the forecast is set fair for the next few days so that's always a plus! 

Beautiful pic DD. I'm about to try Nora's suggestions to see if I can post a few before organising the dinner 

The Highlands

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:29

Snow can fall in the highlands at any time between October and May. It was snowing heavily in the Cairngorms last week.   Obviously, at lower levels there's less, but that doesn't mean it doesn't fall. Soil conditions will vary from area to area, as they do anywhere else too. 

Working with the conditions you have is important. Frilly, fussy plants are out unless you create a micro climate, but the biggest issue in a large part of Scotland is the shorter season -  it takes longer for spring to arrive, so soil is wet and cold for a long time,  and winter comes in October . Temperatures  stay low for a long time, and night time temps in particular mean that some plants will do less well simply because they don't get prolonged warmth, even in summer. 

It's pretty much trial and error in the north, but that doesn't mean you can't create a nice garden. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 12:52

Glad you're around doc and Hosta. Think the last unread post function is missed on this thread most of all! 

I don't bother with the email notifications. It's always annoyed me    I just look at the first couple of pages of threads or the ones I've commented on. As for PMs - I just look  every other time I'm on. Works well enough for me and saves the in box being clogged! 

Gorgeous day here - have to go back to work now though. It's all wrong though when you have to put more clothing on going into work than when you come outside  

Sweet peas are growing though and I'll hopefully be able to plant them somewhere soon.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 12:42

I totally agree with you Wonks. I think everyone is trying very hard to address any issues we have. 

Nora/Daniel - hopefully you got my support details too, re the 'posting photos'  issue. Then I'll be able to bore everyone again with snowy peaks and sheep as well as random garden pix 

Is it worth removing dandelions from a lawn?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 12:37

I'm with you on this one Verd. I like my grass green and I have plenty of suitable plants for wildlife. There are miles and miles of hedgerows and verges  round here where they can do what they want!  

The man across the road leaves his tiny front garden to become a total mess. with them.  It looks dreadful and makes the neighbourhood look scruffy. Everyone else keeps their gardens tidy.  If you're in a residential area with gardens close to each other, I think you have a responsibilty to keep the place neat. I think nothing looks worse than a sea of dandelions seeding everywhere. 

Perhaps we could start a revolution Verd.....

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