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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!

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?

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.


Thankyou.

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