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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Today at 09:28

Morning all! 

Re  the new-look website - quite a lot needs fixing to make it user friendly (for me) but hopefully the tech team will get there if we give sensible feedback. I remember a couple of threads asking for contributor feedback and help but I'm not a subscriber to GW so have not rec'd any emails.

Most of all I am so relieved that so many online friends are 'toughing out' the teething problems. Would really miss your chat & support. You often make me laugh when there's nothing but doom and gloom out there!

Many congratulation to Yvie and family - such a bonnie baby - gorgeous - feeling broody!

Hope all goes well today Dove and you get things sorted as you want them to be. Chish & fips and Adnams afterwards maybe ? 

Think some more pricking out needed today - after I've cleaned all the pigeon doo dah off my car. They've taken to 'courting' in the tree in the driveway - what a bl###y mess every where!


Awful new format for forum

Posted: Today at 08:59

I access the site from both desktop (iMac) and iPad. 

Sorry tech team but it doesn't work well for me on either device ☚ī¸

Have I grown too much

Posted: Today at 08:31

Keep on growing Nut - I can always help by taking any surplus off your hands 

For myself I'm wondering why I pricked out quite so many tomato seedlings - I only need 3 plants  

Your new-look forum

Posted: Yesterday at 18:23

As someone who's been away from the site for a couple of days I'm finding it really hard to navigate back to 2 days ago on both this thread and The Forkers thread - both have had a lot of posts in 48 hours.

It would be useful to have the page numbers in blocks of 10 (or more) at both the top and bottom of the thread so that one can jump back up to 10 pages at a time to get to where you want to read the thread from. (As per old forum)

Having the "Go To Page...." at both top and bottom saves endless scrolling one page at a time.

I can see others have mentioned 'too much scrolling' but I think it might be for a different reason. Have only got time to look in briefly now so sorry if this point has been made before.

Your new-look forum

Posted: Yesterday at 17:24

Oh Heck - I go away for two days and come back to find things are not as I left them....

Not sure about the new format yet - but I'm hoping that's more to do with my natural aversion to change and that I will get to love and know the new site as much as the old.

Let's check if the smilies are working 

... that's ok then 

See you all somewhere else when I work out where you've gone to 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 23:13
Congratulations Panda - lovely news

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:02

Natbat - wear comfy shoes and be prepared to wait and wait and wait and wait if there is a particular garden you want to see properly. Also be prepared to be exhausted at the end of the day.

And don't forget to charge your phone and / or camera for taking snaps of 'good ideas' and plant labels. 


Cutting a hole in the patio to plant an apple tree

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:13

I think that wall looks a thousand times better just for being cleaned up and painted - should look great with a rose on it  You could try a clematis in there as well if you shade the roots with pebbles.

Just a thought about vine eyes and wires though...

What will you do when you next need to paint the wall?

I'm no great shakes at DIY but I think there is a way of mounting hinged trellis type sections so they can be folded away from the wall for maintenance. Just a thought.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 17:29

I can guess what most people's typos are - but I didn't get that one Dove!! 

Nice day planting up and generally tending in the woodland border but rained off now so time for G&T in the bath I think... 



Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:14

Heligan is both a horticultural and an historical journey Verdun - some aspects (gardeners off to war never to return) are quite emotional. Well worth a visit.

Some nice planting too  

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