hollie hock

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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


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

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.


Planting out Lupins

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:55

Last year the grey big aphids killed mine off so I bought a small plant a few weeks ago and planted it straight away, so far so good. It's grown loads and minimal damage from pests.  I haven't had to this yet but in the past I have used a small amount of slug pellets just to give the plants a bit of chance to get going .

It's in  a more shady position than the one I had last year, it got too hot which I think encouraged the bugs

Discussions started by hollie hock

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What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Sweet Rocket

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

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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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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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