Shrinking Violet


Latest posts by Shrinking Violet

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:15

PP - what a joy it is to smile and see the funny side of life!  There's too much negative day by day, and, like you, having discovered this thread, I have had a permanent grin on my face!

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:07

I read today PP that talking to yourself out loud is a sign of intelligence.


There once was a lady called Vi


Who chatted out loud and said "hi"


to her image in glass


though she talked out her a***


And thought she was of IQ quite  high.


Last edited: 12 May 2016 20:07:37

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 19:54

Oh, what joy!  No longer having to scroll down acres of wasted space!  Lovely. Now - if we could only be able to go to "last unread post" my cup would "runneth over".

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 19:49

There is  a young man who's called Dan


Of whom I am really a fan.


He answers us all


And is not known to call


old and unreconstructed who don't understand how to rhyme or scan "idiots"

Last edited: 12 May 2016 19:50:46

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 22:12

Thank you BusyLizzie and Daniel.  I'll see if  can make the photo thing work.

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 19:18

I know it's been mentioned elsewhere, but I simply can't find it with all the scrolling and inability to check threads quickly.  Where is the information about how to post a photo?  Is there a simple way of doing it? 

Troughs for tomatoes.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 14:31

That;s the size of trough that I use - three plants per trough.  I've done it for years, and get more tomatoes that I can eat fresh - but they make wonderful passata or chutney!.


The difficulty may be in supporting them.  I have found that three canes per trough about 4ft high, linked at the top with square-lashed cross pieces (and the top canes link each of the troughs, too) together with short angled braces at the bottom, is more than adequate.  


I have a picture somewhere to show what I mean - if I can find it, and then work out how to post it!

C.V.

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 21:56

"I enjoy all aspects of gardening - domestic horticulture.  I have expanded my interest by reading extensively around the subject, and have ensured that I continue to take into account current problems and issues with the subject  - for example,  certain insecticides and general pest control, together with an increased understanding of impact on the wider ecosystems.


I also enjoy reading - both fiction as well as non-fiction, especially when related to my other hobbies. "


Well - it's a start!  But something like that gives a better perspective and understanding of the person than just listing two basic interests.  Hope that helps.

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:59

Thanks.  Sorry to give you yet another glitch to sort, though.

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:48

Another problem I have (though I don't know if it's just my laptop or if it's universal) - I can't press the "return" arrow on my toolbar to work now on this site.  I used to be able to move quickly back to a previous page/topic using this, but it won't work for me now.  Only a small point, but perhaps one that could also be looked at?

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