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Shrinking Violet

Latest posts by Shrinking Violet

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!


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?

French beans

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:43

I agree.  I grow climbing French Beans (usually Cobra) but I have had erratic germination from saved seed.  So now I always buy new seed each year.  Saves on the frustration and is much more reliable.

Forum notifications - please take part!

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:40

I'm not receiving any, either.  I used to but since the re-design, I've had none. 

My personal preference would be for individual notifications, I think.  btw I have a Hotmail account.

And nothing has landed in my junk mail either!

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:35

I just love it when someone talks all techy!  "Industry-standard accessibility guidelines"!  No - I'm not having a bit of a "go" - I'm just expressing my amusement.  Like all sorts of jargon, it can read well, and I guess we all know what the intention behind it is.  Mind you, I've never heard of "beta testing" (sounds like some sort of thing the NHS sends out for screening )

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:18

Yes, on the whole, I think so, Daniel.  I don't like (but am unaffected by) the white background;  some people with sight difficulties appear to have found it particularly difficult.  I had hoped, on their behalf, if nothing else, that the background colour might have been addressed.

But - you can't do everything in one go, and perhaps this aspect might be moved a little higher up the agenda?  From what I can gather, pale green is a restful shade that it easier on the eyes.  But that's for you and the tech, team!

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:11

I take my hat off to you, Daniel.  After a frantic weekend, answering all the queries and being accountable for the site's problems, you are still interacting with the board and showing that the queries and problems are being addressed.


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