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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 08:21

Presumably the seed disks need to planted in the baskets before they germinate.

It's a really miserable day here. I have stuff in the greenhouse covered by fleece. I'm not sure whether to leave the fleece on. It doesn't look as though the greenhouse will warm up much. And whether I ought to bring some plants indoors.

Civil War is good analogy. It's such a shame that there are too many people who want to stir up controversy and aggro. Where's Geoffrey.

At least Nutcutlet has shown some character and leadership.

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 07:55

I've refrained from answering Bunny's question on Good Morning, as I didn't want it to look as though that thread will be dominated by forkers.

I just hope that some of the posters on the fake thread to have the sense and intelligence to pick up posting on that thread.

We'll certainly find out whether people are genuinely looking for yet another chat thread - or just trying to make trouble.

Good Morning ..... :D

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 07:43

This a good idea Bunny rabbit.

The objections to the fake forkers thead were not about the existence of an alternative chat thread, but the contentious use of the term 'forkers' in the title.

Having a thread with a less contentious title is much more sensible, and should be acceptable to everyone.

There are of course other daily chat threads, such as March in Your Garden..

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/march-in-your-garden/75326-7.html

It's a free forum, and people can chat with whomsoever they like.

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 07:09

Morning, true, honest, and good, forkers,

Not too cold last night, but severe frost forecast for tonight.

You didn't miss much on that GC program last night. Though it did explain exactly why GCs like Wyevale are laid out the way they are, and why you need take a route march through every department to get from the entrance to the checkout.

I have something of a moral dilemma on my mind....... this realisation came to me from nowhere (call it divine inspiration).

I realised that the person who started the fake forkers thread did come on here. He certainly did not get a warm welcome from me. But there was a very interesting reason for that. The fake forker said something, quite innocently, that gave me at least, the impression that the guy was patronising, condescending and arrogant. That's how he came across to me. So I deliberately gave him the cold shoulder.

I have qualms about making someone, even the fake forker, look silly - which is why I didn't say anything back to him at the time. I may send Geoffrey a PM, to tell him exactly what it was, later.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:10

Also been wondering why people with big egos apparently don't want to join in this thread.

I think it's because they want to be the big fish, and if they join in here they won't be. So they want to start a separate thread - where they hope they will be the big fish.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:02

For telly addicts -coming up on BBC2 at 8pm - How (not) to run a garden centre.

Just started.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 16:09

I think there are a few people who do like a bit of controversy. We all know about 'Christopher'. GG has her own MOB thread - where a lot of people who like to argue can moan about whatever they like.

One of the really useful features on this site is the 'ignore' button. So if someone iritates you, and some people do, you can very easily dismiss them. You're in control of what you see - not them. Being able to ignore individuals prevents cyber-bullying. And I have 'ignored' the person who started that thread.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 15:55

Just seen Goeff's comment on the MORNING FORKERS thread.

Have to say that I totally agree with Geoff. The guy who started that thread had got a lot of cheek. He also started another thread this morning again using capital letters, trying to give the impression that he has some brilliant idea. He's got a big ego, that's for sure.

I haven't put anything on those threads. The best way to deal with people with that sort of attitude is just to click on 'ignore' and ignore all his stuff... better than trying to ague with unpleasant individuals.

I don't know what's wrong with the Monthy gardening thread - why doesn't he chat on that. He's definitely trying to do a rip-off on the forkers idea, an unpleasant character, and someone to ignore.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 15:29

I have no experience of seed disks. If you've got room in the cold GH for the baskets, then you could put them in there. It's usually several degrees warmer in a cold GH than it is outside. But, personally, I wouldn't try to germinate the disks in the warmth, and then plant up the disks into a cold basket which is outside.

Those very posh raised beds (almost too good to fill with soil) look as though they'll need an awful lot of compost.

I've become a convert to on-line groceries. The big advantage, as I see it, is that it makes shopping totally stress-free. When ordering items, you can put comments by each one, for the 'picker' to read - such as 'yellow bananas' or 'small mushrooms'. I've opted for 'delivery saver', so you pay an upfront fee, and then have no delivery charges.

I noticed that, this week, they are offering bags of compost, 3x50 litres for £10 - delivered to wherever you want - dumped into raised beds, if you wish, I suppose.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 13:08
jo4eyes wrote (see)

Tesco arrived 5mins early & driver apologised!

They do!

I think Tesco are very strict about arrival times. A couple of weeks ago the driver arrived here a few minutes early. He was just sitting in the van, waiting for 10 o'clock. So I went out to him, and said it was OK to come in.

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