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John Harding

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Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:45

There is still no fix for the avatars either. Click on anyones name and your own details just pop up! Is there no way of drawing the right person's attention to these niggling little details?  I haven't been on this forum long enough to know my way about yet. I'm presuming the 'report to moderator' tab is for advising of abuse of the system i.e people trying to sell us kitchen equipment! & other spam.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 10:37

The print will not enlarge because the file size is greater than the forum parameters allow. Setting the file size to 1024x768 pixels (or around 1.0 mb) is ideal if you know how to do it. There's something not right with the web site address 'blackest' lists because clicking on it just brings up a blank page.

Tomato plants

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 13:34

Looks a bit like Beaked Hawksbeard but can't quite see the leaf pattern. One of our British wild flowers. (unless someone knows differently!)

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:29

I've never forgotten what OH did with my carrots! Shortly after we had bought our house in 1967 I had begun to get a veg garden under way. Nice neat rows of veg all growing merrily away. One day I decided it was time to thin the carrots out and gave the thinnings to OH to use in the kitchen (telling her these were the thinnings & they should taste nice and sweet). A couple of days later I noticed all the carrots had disappeared from the garden. "What's happened to all my carrots?" I asked with some concern "We ate them all for dinner" she said - "They're not very good, if that's home grown carrots I don't think much of them, shop ones are much bigger!"  We both still laugh about it now but I wasn't impressed at the time. In fact every time I thin carrots (even though she probably knows a lot more about gardening than I do nowadays), I still say "Now these are just the thinnings - you must wait until they're big enough to harvest" & I always get the same response "Ha-Ha!" (but it's all good natured banter!)

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 17:08

Love your garden BL; are the yellow plants in pic 1 Erymurus? I grew some once from seed and slugs took the lot

Borders are brill & the Clematis are stunning, what a lovely show.

What are these?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 23:29

Flowers on pic 2 look like Antirhinum (slightly out of focus) or am I looking at the wrong plant. On second thoughts re pics 1 & 3 the flower bracts look too large for Rosebay Willowherb: need to wait until flowers open!

I dont' believe it!!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 23:19
flowering rose wrote (see)

if worms can why not.

It's a myth that a worm cut in half will become 2 worms; both halves will die and all you will get is 2 halves of one dead worm. Info gained from Qi programme when Alan Davies got the big buzzer when he answered 'you get 2 worms'

What are these?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 23:13

My immediate thought was Rosebay Willowherb (I've only just seen this post so I wasn't one of the 35! As FG says, it's difficult to tell before the flowers open.

Is it me?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:42

It was doing it to me this morning: I was trying to access the forum from my iPhone and thought there was something wrong with the phone, then tried again this evening and it's no different!

Is it me?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:29

Hi all, I've noticed today that if I click on the names/avatars of contributors to this forum it immediately reverts to my own entry. Is it me or is it happening to others too: or am I doing something wrong?

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