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Bookmarking threads

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 23:36

I've noticed we can scrapbook many areas of the site, but not specific threads; within "My Posts" this only includes those I have started or responded to.

I often come across threads that provide useful information I'd like a way to bookmark them, by at the moment it seems without the scrapbook facility available on the forums, I can only do this be replying to a thread. I don't want to just cause excess traffic by needlessly "pinging" threads.

Can we have a bookmark option or have the scrapbook options added within forum threads please?

 

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 15:44

Planting in instant gardens tend to be on the large size and closely planted to fill the space. having had to move a few things that went in small which have subsequently got much bigger, quicker than anticipated (I know it gives av size on the label, but to be honest, sometimes I just shove things in where I want them at the time!), the on-going evaluating and tweaking, moving things and improving is part of the relationship I have with my garden, and it's that which has grown over the years that make me get up in the morning at the weekend looking forward to spending time out there. It just wouldn't be the same if it was instant and someone else's work (not that I would mind an extra pair of hands form time to time).

planted tulips now, is this OK?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 15:25

thanks for the advice all

planted tulips now, is this OK?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 08:09

Many thanks for your advice, thankfully just 3 pots with tulips so I'll hold off doing any more until November and keep my fingers crossed we don't get too much rain!

I suppose I could put the pots in the cellar for a couple of weeks to hold them back.

 

planted tulips now, is this OK?

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 20:58

I've spent the afternoon refreshing my pots, fresh bulb compost and some new tulip bulbs. was feeling really pleased with what I'd done until I saw the "what to do now" section.... it recommends buying tulips now but hold off planting until November!

I guess there won't be much harm done, unless they start trying to grown now. is there any other reason not to plant until November?

 

Planting garlic

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 18:17

Hi,

Noticed Monty planting garlic on Friday, as well as some fellow allotmenteers (more experienced than me though!) planting garlic recently. Just browsing a few websites looking at which bulbs to buy so I can order and get mine in the ground asap, and noticed a website selling "Garlic Marco" recommending it's planted in March for harvest that August. Is it just certain varieties that need a cold snap to form cloves, should all garlic be planted about now or can some varieties be planted in spring?

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:59

Oh dear. 

I had noticed this before and assumed it was leaf cutter bees and that no harm would be done, but this year have noticed several plants failing to thrive/ flower so suspected it could be something else. 

Thanks for the suggestions

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:36

Hi,

Apologies if a simialr post ahs already been replied to... I have searched the site and cannot find a similar question though.

In my front garden a lilac (I think, leaf on left of pic) and several shrubs- I

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think hebes. Both of these have a great deal of leaf damage, mostly circular or semi-circuar bits eaten out at the edges. Any idea what causes this and if theere's anything I can do about it?

courgettes------marrows

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 08:43

Have just filled my freezer half my with many individual portions of ratatouille- great recipe from Hugh Fearnly Wittingstall's Veg every day book, also adapted his aubergine parmigiana to use courgeettttes, remaining space in freezer taken up with this.

sprouting-sweet-potato--will-it-grow-into-new-plant

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 17:37

Many thanks 2 Wheel & Jatnik, much welcome advice.

 

Discussions started by sthlndngrower

composting packaging- green wotsits?

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fruit cage advice please

which fruit cage 
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Bookmarking threads

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planted tulips now, is this OK?

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Last Post: 19/09/2013 at 23:15

Planting garlic

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What's been eating my shrubs?

semi circular nibbles out of leaves 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 08:56

sprouting-sweet-potato--will-it-grow-into-new-plant

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Sunflower seed heads for bird feed

Are all varieties of sunflower useful as a bird feed 
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what to start now for autumn & winter cut flowers

cutting garden suggestions for the allotment 
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bargain seed potatoes

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to pinch out or not

which plants need pinching out apart from sweet pea? 
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Is it Ok to keep picking rhubarb

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Lavender from seed

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what feed?

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weed or plant ID help needed

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