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Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:04

It might be helpful to repost with more details.

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:02
Swedboy wrote (see)

I think you are bang on the money! I wanted the other one because of its ability to flower twice a year. So what to do now. Write and complain?

Yup. Like marshmello, I think the one you've got is lovely, but the point is it's not what you bought. Or you thought you bought. Have you got any records of the purchase?

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 18:01
Gold1locks wrote (see)

Figrat, not sure if I can help, but when you click on the green tree just above my message (third icon from the right) you get the following window:

 You click 'select' and navigate to the file on your computer, and then click 'upload' . the file needs to be of a certain size in dimensions and bytes - I think 1 mb is the biggest - so you may need to downsize your file. Hope this is not a case of teaching grandma to suck eggs and you already know all this, and have a different problem that I have not helped with!! 

Thanks for that Goldilocks, but the problem was that even with a .jpg file >1mB, I kept getting a message that the file was in the wrong format. At Daniel's suggestion, I've just tried the same procedure with a different browser (I used Safari) and it worked! So maybe an issue with IE8. Who'd work in IT?

New site - bugs

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:55
Daniel Haynes wrote (see)

Hello figrat. That is odd. Are you able to test this in another browser, such as Firefox, or Chrome? It would be useful to determine if this is just a problem with IE 8.

Many thanks,


Hi Daniel, sorry for delay in replying, but have just tried uploading pics form pc using safari, and no problems. so maybe it's an IE8 issue?

Quickest seeds to gerninate?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:38

Another vote for cosmos

Salad leaves

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:37


or bureauprats

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 10:39
I know all those places Paul. I've done a lot of sailing, and Dartmouth was my home port. Also have Kent links, my sister lives near Canterbury ( and is a fab gardener), Bloke's from Kent and at one time lived in Sissinghurst...his garden backed on to the grounds of Sissinghurst Castle. But he's a rubbish gardener!

Globe Artichoke

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 10:35
Artichokes and cardoons are both architectural plants which are edible as well as decorative!

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 09:42
Small town/ big village on the southern edge of Dartmoor.

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