Posted: 31/10/2014 at 11:04
What a long discussion! I was quite saddened reading it through.
As somebody who has gardened since being a toddler, and has learned as I go along, now well into retirement, I love this forum. I dip in and out, ask about things that puzzle me, make suggestions to identify plants and am happy when someone else has a different suggestion. I don't have time to read every thread so just click on those that sound of interest.
Sometimes I think things are irrelevant to me - so I don't read on. Some people have a lot of experience, some have little , but we can all learn from what others say. Nobody has ever made me feel unwelcome - nobody ever welcomed me to the forum - what does it matter? We look at the forum because we are interested in gardening and like to share our passion with others.