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Forum changes now live

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 13:42

I usually access the forum via desktop & iPad mini. Today I'm in the pub (break on bike ride) & using (pretty ancient) iPhone & the forum is much more accessible on a phone in the new format. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 17:39

Fidget - you might want to look at the end of the "Forums Notifications Thread" - Nora was explaining how to manage notifications. 

Forum notifications - update

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 16:34

I had an email notification of 2 postings on Forkers about 10 mins ago - hurrah 

Thanks Marcin and Norah 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 16:28

Oooh er missus - I just had an email notification to say Pat had posted on Forkers - first notification of forum postings since The Change. Hope it's the start of further improvements!

Glad to hear HRH is feeling better Pat - my cat had a terrible problem with his teeth last year - one became infected but was fused to the jaw bone so they couldn't extract it and had to grind it down instead. All came to a head on 23rd Dec 2014 so it was all emergency pre-Xmas surgery with limited lab support etc etc. Finished up with an ear infection as a result of the work on his mouth which caused damage to the optic nerve and suffice to say he was a very very poorly cat for several months.

Fortunately he lets me muck him about in all sorts of ways - so no problems at all giving copious amounts of medication etc and mucho expenso later he made a full recovery. It was such a relief when he regained an interest in food.

I love him to bits - but with all that love comes shed loads of worry. Hope both HRH & Clari's Reggie are feeling better soon

Suitable soil additive

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 16:07

The cat litter I use is essentially pelleted sawdust. I add it to the compost bin in the same way as woody shreddings between 'green' layers. Soon composts down.

I wouldn't add the clay stuff though.

Last edited: 16 May 2016 16:08:07

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 14:46

Looks like a Spanish bluebell to me Clari.

Afternoon everyone! 

Garden Mint

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 12:23

LeifUK - clearly I should be working  for NASA  & earning squillions - I've killed mint on more than one occasion 

Buddleia help

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 19:04

I think I've managed to kill one. 

Bearing in mind that they set seed and grow in cracks in concrete I thought they were virtually indestructble. Seems not. What was an open sunny spot when I planted  is now quite shady (new fence & other planting) and the soil is heavy clay - I think it might have drowned 

The other 3 are in fine fettle 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 18:56


HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 09:55

Morning - sore head but never mind - it was worth it - who would have thought Tom H had a thing for velcro?... 

Sorry 'bout the mess Dove - I'll do the bottle bank run later - think I'll need the trailer though...

So what's happened to the website now? Last night I was posting all sorts of incontinent rubbish from my iPad - then suddenly I couldn't do edits anymore and this morning I can't use it for posting. Have had to get out of bed and use the desktop.

I'm getting the same messages I saw other people posting a few days ago.

Somebody must be playing with the settings... I'll report it to Daniel and Norah tomorrow. 

Joyce - Hope things are better for OH today.

Last edited: 15 May 2016 09:55:53

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