hollie hock


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Your new-look forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:25

Thanks plant pauper and also to Busy Lizzie for those helpful hints to make navigating this void space a little easy I've found the previous page arrow and using the up and down keys on my lap top is a lot easier and quicker. Just have to get my fingers used to using those buttons.


I've also found the back to top icon which will be helpful I think as like others I've been reading the posts backwards.


Could I suggest that the previous page function be added to the top of the page so users don't have to scroll to the bottom only to go back one page? Or include a jump to bottom of the page link so then the user can click previous posts without scrolling all the time? I really enjoyed this site and everything changes but I honestly didn't think that the members would have to redesign the forum themselves as such a basic level.


Is a like function being considered by the team?  Has the issue about being able to read other peoples profiles without being a member been looked at?


I've spent a good part of an hour just looking through and commenting on this. It might come quicker to me as I get used to it but still very cumbersome, uninspiring and too much like hard work at the moment

Your new-look forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:45

I'm trying to get used it but it's so so tedious An example I'm have been trying to read through all the  posts on this thread.  I can go to latest posts, I might be missing something but is there a back button? I want to read say page 17 or 18 of comments I can get to the latest but if I want pages in the middle I have to start from the beginning and click to next page all the time.


I've just done this only to get to page 17 and then the thing wouldn't load saying there was a runtime error!  That has taken me 10 mins and I still haven't read what I wanted too and had my earlier questions answered. I'm not sure that I can be bothered to go through all that clicking and scrolling again


I know the team are listening and trying to address the problems. It feels like this is the beta testing site should have been up and running in the first place. Staff would have no end of willing volunteers to have tested it for them. The list of bugs/tweaks/problems sounds like an endless list to me so unfortunatley I'm not holding my breath that they will be resolved anytime soon.


I completley understand the need to be mobile compatable even though I don't use a tablet or smart phone.  Interesting what was said about Google giving higher priority to mobile compatablity. I wonder how many registered users are already using the site and whether that will increase now the new format is here. Or will it be the case that there that people might join, not like the look of it and never use it again. Is there some sort of target for registered users to be reached? I probably wont get to read any comments or   answers to these as it will take a ridiculous amount of time to get back to here

Bit of heat and Sun making plants wilt!

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:40

I have found that lupins and shasta daisies like a bit of respite from really hot sun. I had some shastas in my hot bed last year and they did wilt when it got really hot. I've moved them to a slightly more shady spot.

How do you get into your borders?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:31

I have a large flat tree ring in my biggest bed. I can stand on that and reach most parts of the bed with my long handled hoe. I have a couple of smaller flat stones else where

Relocating plants

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:22

They are really lovely and I can see why you want to move them with you. I remember my partner and I shifting big shrubs from my friends garden who was moving. Think it was Summer so wrong time of year really.


We cut them right back and then got as much root ball as possible and soaked with water when planted. They did survive even though I didn't think they would.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 20:08

The threads now take up more space which leads to a lot of scrolling on the blank glarey page. I know it's been mentioned before but it is very boring. 


Could a jump to top/bottom of the page button be added? It would really help to move around the forum. The endless scrolling of whiteness is not a pleasant experience.


I'm assuming that this thread is the main one to add suggestions and feedback to the team

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?

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