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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 14:33

..thank you for the advice... I'm afraid I don't have pods, pads nor phones so iOS isn't any use to me there...

...this windows 8.1 comes with IE 11 the latest version, which I believe is more secure than any other browser - so I've been reading, or at least that's what they like to tell us... but it does have a few bugs it seems...to be ironed out... and it's probably as much to do with some websites not accommodating it properly as yet... this one for instance... you cannot puts links in posts using IE11 nor can you post a photo... you can upload the photo and 'save' it, but it doesn't appear in the post box...

...I also have Firefox and use that on here sometimes but prefer IE... on my Vista laptop I have IE9 and that doesn't cause any issues...

...I dare say it'll all come out in the wash....

planting sorbus

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 14:25

yes. now is fine... go ahead and plant..weather permitting...

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:52

..I don't know what iOS is...sorry...

and another thing... during download, which took 3 hours.. I was forced to open a Microsoft account, which I didn't want, which replaced my local user account... try getting rid of this MS account... ooh.! no they don't want you to do that, as you cannot then download these rubbishy 'apps' they want to sell you... well, anyway, I've managed to switch back to my local account after some rummaging around...

the thing is a pest.... like a grumpy male after some bevvies...

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:30

...if any of you are running Windows 8 on your pc's.. and thinking of downloading this supposed upgrade [that's a joke]... then I advise you not to do so at this stage... it's APPALLING! and I don't often use capitals...

my email programme doesn't work properly ... Internet Explorer behaves in a strange fashion on some websites including this one.. you can't do links... the thing is a pest... it keeps asking if you want to choose another browser and promptly removes your own one from the desktop... you get strange pops up on websites about 'scanstyles' or somesuch.... really, I feel like restoring to when it was before the download....

...Windows 8 on it's own was fine..I was liking it very much... 8.1 is like catching a disease...

My favourite nurseries

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:14

...just north of Colchester...comes under Suffolk I think, at East Bergholt... if you don't know this one,...well, I think it's worth a visit if you can...just a wonderful place all round, particularly in Spring when all their Camellias are in bloom at the entrance...

http://www.placeforplants.co.uk/p_contact.php

 

 

Hedgerow fruit

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 11:29

...I also like that Keepers site very much... I find the way you can key in your preferred rootstock and it finds all those available, and then search for appropriate pollinators to go with it...  I have my eye on a couple of apples, one called Herefordshire Russet and the other Charles Ross.... on M9 for container growing.... I've grown M9 in the ground before and I realise Mr Don suggested using a more vigorous rootstock recently, for containers, but I still think M9 is best for me... as they may get planted later on... it's fun searching these fruits out I think...it's a pity we cannot do a taste test, as there are so many I've not heard of that I might prefer...

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:24

...no problem.. people come and go all the time on forums... one leaves another 5 arrive....it's a bit like immigration...

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 00:13

..referring to Highland Jeannie's post above...

..well, I do think that's terribly unkind and unfair to call another forum member an ''inadequate and ineffectual numpty'' and ''dilbert''.. did you read the thread in question?

I'm beginning to feel sorry for Jim Macd, he was giving alternative advice albeit rather patronisingly given, and overly critical, but waterbutts, to be brutally honest, should have stood their ground and put their case further, as she didn't get an answer from Jim,  instead of running away in a huff... 

I did intend to go on that thread and give waterbutts support as I thought her/his points made were more lucid and to the point,  however it's up to the original thread starter and any reader to choose the advice they run with... along with waterbutts and others on that thread,  Jim Macd sounds like an experienced fruit grower of long standing...and I enjoyed reading the input from all those people even though they were at odds....

I might add, this is what is wrong, in my opinion... someone disputes a point with a respected member who is part of a clicky group, and everyone then gangs up on the other person who isn't.... that isn't very nice, in my view... it's ostracising certain people... if you're not part of that clique, then tough for you... and I know what it's like having been on the receiving end of it a while ago from a couple of people here... however I'm not so sensitive -

....I'm sorry, I don't like to see people singled out.. however, enjoy your gardening...it's still chucking it down here...

Greatest Gardens Week 3

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 22:46

..very interesting write up George...thank you... you might like to know, in case you're not aware, that this featured, albeit briefly, in Monty Don's Italian Garden series, part 4...when he was doing a boat tour around lake Como... here is the you tube link if anyone would like to see... the Lake Como segment starts about 32 minutes in, and the garden in question - viewed only from the lake -  at about 34 mins 40 secs or something like that...  also shots of Clooney's and Richard Branson's houses.... I prefer Clooney's... but either would do...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2X3EIgFLDc

 

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:51

..I used to like it more than I do now... I've become convinced that a number of thread starters, where the member has some strange unknown name and is their first and only post, are started by 'bots' [computerised robots].... a question is put to invite comment and this attracts attention with many posts, but of course you never hear from the original poster again...you might as well be talking to a brick wall...

I've seen this on other commercial forums, one I know where the owner deliberately starts off controversial threads to get people talking... it exposes more people to the advertising...so I'm suspicious of that happening here much more nowadays...

 

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