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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 18:01

Perki - I think I get my emails on a Thurs - oooh that's tomorrow 

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 13:13

Biofreak - I have to agree with David K on this one.

'Hortico' has used this forum under a few different names and has often asked contributors to provide additional personal information. He has, in the past, suggested that members post photos of themselves, use their proper names and give more information generally about themselves. He has asked at least one member for their home address in a PM.

He has been reminded on a number of occasions that the majority of contributors are uncomfortable posting personal information on a website that can be viewed by anybody - anywhere in the world and yet he is asking for information again. Nothing sinister in this particular request - but why make it at all? 

Most people's postings give an indication of their experience - often by the details they either supply or (more often) omit when requesting help - or by a straight - "I'm a complete novice.."

It is certainly helpful to have a rough idea of geography / soil conditions etc when trying to help solve a member's problems but - to be honest I would find it more useful if it was contained in the posting - I don't usually bother to go back and look at the Personal Profile.

There is absolutely no need for any unpleasantness towards Hortico here - and I, for one, am more than happy to see him posting again - but he has to remember some lessons from his previous outings on the forum.

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 12:49

You are quite right Frank - life is for enjoying - it's not a rehearsal. Good to hear you are still making the most of it! 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 11:15

Sorry Hosta - that should have read "side effect" - not "affect" 

Morning BL 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 11:01
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

oops, Have I shoved the cat among the pigeons? 

No - it's ok - he's fast asleep on the bed at the moment. 

Oh! - I see! - the metaphorical cat amongst the met.....

I'll get me coat..... 


Personal Profiles.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 10:56
Palaisglide wrote (see)

..... plants back to life and give a long slow kiss of life to the next door gardening Lady when she faints from too much sun, not too often lately........


Frank - gardening sounds like a bit more fun round your way than it does round here -

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 10:14
Morning everyone.
Nothing much planned for today - doesn't look like a garden type of day - more hwk, ironing and a tussle with HMRC I think

Hosta - I have struggled with rubbish sleep patterns all my life.
Some years ago I went for acupuncture for a problem with my neck. A suprising and totally unexpected side affect was the amazing ability to be able to go to bed and just fall asleep - and stay asleep until morning. Even if I was disturbed in the night I was able to just roll over and go back to sleep.
It was a revelation to discover just how amazingly well and refreshed I felt for those few months.

It might be worth a try... in fact having just written that - I might give it another try too

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 18:49

Welcome home Liri & well done Panda - I'd forgotten you were off to the big smoke with the guides. I've always found walking round London incredibly tiring and all that concrete plays havoc with the old plates of meat. Can't imagine factoring in looking after 20 teenagers as well 

Looks like some more weather is on the way... keep warm everyone 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 10:34

Lyn - 

Clear plastic cups

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 10:21

I have used those very un-green white polystyrene cups still favoured by our local authority for hot drinks in place of 3" plant pots 

They worked well for seed & cutting germination & the polystyrene gave a degree of insulation in my unheated potting shed. But, to be honest, by the time I'd washed 40+ and poked drainage holes in the bottom of them  - I'd kind of lost the will.... They were also quite fragile & split when I tried to remove baby plants for potting on.

I have also used the clear cartons fruit is sold in as mini propagators - they work rather well, usually don't need washing (I'm lazy ) and often have drainage holes already punched in them

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