Gary Hobson

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 12:34

By buying mail order you get a much wider choice of things, that are simply not available locally.

I only grow the choicest and most select plants.  I know that some people have trouble growing this one, but I like a challenge ...

The sun has just arrived here. All systems are go.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 11:54

Surprise parcel has been unpacked and explored.

I ordered some plants from Crocus on Sunday. It's the first time I've tried them. The order confimation said that delivery would be approx 2 weeks. They must have despatched the parcel the next day, because it arrived on Tuesday. They were very well packed..


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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 10:11

Just about too... I'll be back later.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 09:58

The detective work was involving smilies on ipads on another thread. I don't know if the problem is fully solved... Bunny says she was pressing something randomly... but we got some good clues.

I was expecting that a smug Kindle user would post a comment on that thread.

I like sunflowers and normally grow some. I've got a packet of seeds, T&M's Harlequin. But last year's flowers were disappointing. I think they do best in warm sunny weather.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 07:59

Good piece of detective work by Bob the Gardener, moi, and Bunny.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 07:56

Morning forkers,

I have a busy day ahead.

A large parcel arrived yesterday afternoon. I had not been expecting it. I have not yet opened it.

I will report back later....

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 07:49
discodave wrote (see)

... I am woried about them getting eaten by slugs and snails before they get to any reasonable size.  

That's a very sensible point.

I prefer to sow into modules, so I that can see what's happening. It involves a little bit more work, planting out, but is a lot more reliable.

Another issue (that I've experienced) is that many wild flowers, planted in grass, are considered delicacies by deer. If there are deer in your vicinity then you may need to try to combat that problem too.


Posted: 27/02/2013 at 07:25
BobTheGardener wrote (see)
... someone should contact Apple and tell them to make their devices work with existing standards!

That's exactly the point.

There's nothing wrong with the GW website. The problem is that iPads cannot display many websites correctly.

Possible workaround:

I use a laptop, so I have no experience of the problem. I have not tried the workround, and don't know if it actually works for this website.

I don't know that the absence of support for Flash is the cause of this particular smiley problem. But it is true that there are some technical issues with iPads.

I believe that Kindle tablets, and most other tablets, which use the Android operating system, don't experience this problem. It just seems to be Apple products.

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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:13

Ah, now I've seen the 'Miserable Old' meaning of MOB. It's on the thread about whinging. That was a thread I'd chosen not to read.

I only post on tasteful threads. Don't do moaning and tacky.

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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:32
Nola wrote (see)
Was wondering what the MOB thread was....I was thinking "Mother of the bride" and was a bit confused!

I noticed the thread titled MOB, but didn't understand what MOB means. Maybe it's obvious to everyone else.

Anyway, I asked Mr Google, and he gave me lots of suggestions...

Man Over Board
Mind Own Business
Morbidly Obese
Mail Order Bride

Something to do with bitching?

What really p*ss*s me off is people who use acromyns that no-one else understands.

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