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What has happened to forum site.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:35

Yes.......the new format as it stands is certainly not as user friendly to some of us as it used to be.

Annoying and frustrating as it may be at the moment....... but wanting to kill those responsible ??  Bit OTT I think   It IS only a forum after all


Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:26

The worst culprits IME are the little ones which live in the soil.  No matter how often you go out and pick off the visible ones, the damage will still occur.  They are certainly very prevalent this year

Whether you opt for Pellets or not is a personal choice - only you can decide that.

Lilacs in need of your help

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:17

If you are able to post a photo that might help someone to either confirm what you think or offer another possibility.

A mature tree is a bit of a job to remove so best if you can positively ID the problem before taking such drastic steps

What memories do your plants bring back?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 14:56

My 2 citrus trees I think.

The Lemon which I bought 26 years ago when I first moved to France.  It has gone through several house moves since then and still makes me think of my little house in the midst of Truffle country.

The Medica taken as a cutting from a mature tree at Dunster Castle.......brings back memories of 2 lovely years spent as a volunteer Garden Steward.

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:12

I will be relieved if the excessive scrolling and enormous reply and quote boxes can be minimised.

I think if I still find the new format too time consuming but the majority of others find it workable and an improvement, then I would have to say that it is I who am a bit behind the times.

God forbid, I might even be forced to buy a "mobile device" and see if I am missing something

Nice that Mr.Haynes took the trouble to be on line over the weekend to listen/take note and reassure   

Best present this year !!

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:12

I'm not too keen on this new forum layout but my neighbour has just been revamping a neglected area of garden/slabbing and has just given me 2 his words, they will be happier in my garden than his

As well as spotting yet another Slow worm this pm, this has really made my day

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:40

I think the ranters are suffering from "scroll disease"......I know I am.

As for a's too hot here to do heavy work ( and it's only May ).  Heaven help us when July arrives.

Or how about the constant warnings on food products ?  The manufacturer of tinned Herrings ( or could have been Sprats ) has been castigated for failing to state that their product contained Fish

Or Jacks Magic compost - a new one for me but not one I shall be buying again.  The only magic thing about it is how it instantly dries to dust.

The fact that my Solomon Seal has been chewed back to ground level.

Sorry, lost the will to search for the "Compost" thread to put the comments on there.

Hope that's scratched someone's itch

I need to get my orchid to rebloom

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 14:41

Sorry Joyce, only just seen the above.  As far as I can tell, I can both send and receive PM's altho that's not much of an advantage if no one can read them  

Maybe next week after the improvements on the "much improved" and "more responsive" format have been put in place or whatever the trendy term is 


Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 19:16

Kef........yes, isn't it ?  I think we should perhaps award Tetley the prize for inventing a new gardening term.  

I need to get my orchid to rebloom

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 19:10

Again, it depends on the type of orchid

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