hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:56

Swifts and swallows in the sky here in south Wales A sound of summer, I love the screeching

Penstemons

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:53

A good cut back would do it the world of good I think.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:44

No garding today,but spent a very enjoyable couple of days in the week. Pricking out,potting on, watering and generally shuffling things about to make more space. No show on the early cuttings,so done some fresh


Some earlier divisions of plants have no re divided. Free plants, love it! Be careful with the sunburn Wonks, I know my skin hasn't seen any sunshine for a long long time


Hope everyone gets some sunshine and time in their gardens this weekend

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:36

Can't find the thread, it might have been on this one. Has the problem with being able to see into peoples profiles without being a member been sorted out?

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:35

Could a like button/icon be added to posts? I think it would work well in this new format

Anyone got anything positive to say?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 10:45

Each post seems to take a massive amount of space on the screen

Anyone got anything positive to say?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 10:44
Steve 309 says:

I shall spend less time on here and maybe get more done.  Is that positive enough?


See original post

 I think that might be my  positive point too. Oh and I'm  expecting the quote function to work

Have I grown too much

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 10:42

All looking really healthy Busy Lizzie, further on than mine, I've just started pricking and potting on

Your new-look forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 10:40

The only improvement that I can see has happened is that people can now post pictures directly from smart phones and the quote function is at long last working.


I'd agree with others who made the point that this new format is designed purely with mobile devices in mind and there is need to adapt to technology. Other forums manage this well so dissappointed that the team haven't thought through all the options open to them. No testing of the site with it's users :(


I'm a change person, this is a change but not an improvement.  I don't having to unclick for emails all the time, that's just like spamming.  Fortunatley mine go to an email that I no longer use. Just as well I didn't change it.


I read else where that you can't enlarge photos now, that was a great funtion. It takes ages to get to threads that you are part of. A real loss of functionality, spontenity, enjoyment and connection with people. It's very unspiring and dull.


With regards to the edit function,again other forums manage perfectly well. Either a note pops up to say it was edited or there is time limited peroid for edits. I don't see what the problem would be with edited posts? I belong to non gardening forum run and hosted by one guy, who has this function. He also has a  preview function to check your post before submitting. It is possible to incorporate these things.


The ability to hover over a thread and see what it's about before opening it was great,that's gone too.


And yes Hosta it takes ages to use. I can waste plently of hours on the internet but it all feels like too much hard work on here. It was pleasure just to pop in and out. All the scrolling makes it very tedious and it's very boring to use.


I'm really disappointed. A real case of throwing the baby out with the bathwater :( Even the smileys aren't working. Sadly there will be no going back now, it's here to stay.


                

Disappointed in GW response

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 09:20

Couldn't agree with you more AlexX and your screen shots illustrate it perfectly. Like most here, I block the adverts so the right hand side of my screen is completley white.


It's not about anyone being resistant to change, too old, etc the new format is one big let down in my opinion. I think we are all entitled to say if we don't like it and why. 


But I guess it's here to stay and no one will want to hear the critiscms or feedback as the developers and staff have invested so much time and no doubt money in this. So it will always be a winner in their eyes no matter what. :(

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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