Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:23
Why is it that when someone comes along full of problems because they started off all wrong didnt read anything but are then told to do it right, do your home work first,
the person telling them this good advise (me in this case) have to have all kinds of people saying your hard on the OP or didnt you ever make a mistake??????
We have many people read these forums and im sure many just starting off for their first garden and they're reading whats been said to gain that much needed know how, ie where to look, how to go about such & such,
You wouldn't go to TESCO's for a hip operation "that would be silly because Tesco wouldnt have a clue how to go about such a serious operation,
Why not go about gardening in the correct way first by asking "BEFORE" you have costly problems????
But more important than all this why the hell do people insist on shooting the messenger, the one who's saying "find out first before you make mistakes !!!
I put a thread on here only a few weeks ago about people not wanting to thin out seeds etc, And what happens tonight we have a question telling us his plum tree is snapping due to not having the fruit weight removed,
The advice was given weeks ago,
I learned this advice years ago when i first wanted to grow fruit trees,
dont keep knocking the god advice given, until the new to gardening are willing to learn then they'll make mistakes that could be avoided by learning off those who spent the time & money learning the subject.
Gardening is my life and now ive retired this is what i do most of the time pre retirement i'd spent some 35 years gardening as a hobby,
I came on this forum to both help those who wanted to learn "pass on what i know to them, how to do such & such and how to find out what they want to know,
But effort must come from those wanting to know, ive never said gardening is easy
but i do say start off on the right road & you'll save yourself a lot of upset.
The people who feel that being told the answer to a problem in black and white with no frills is wrong then all i'll say is your only fooling the person who's got the problem in the first place And they'll be non the wiser in the end But im sure you'll be waiting to give the same advice to the next vicim of not starting off in the correct direction.