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Quotes

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 09:51
Thanks for the tips so far!

It looks as tho I might now be able to quote the text I want to using the recommended 'formula' - but it was also putting my own comments about the quote in the quote box.
Any ideas why what I'm doing wrong please?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:25

Such heart-tugging stories - brings back so many memories - I feel for all of you struggling with the problem of Aged P's. The only thing I can repeat is that you all genuinely sound as though you are trying to do the very best for your parents in a situation where there are rarely any winners and where there is no solution other than compromise. 

FB - I had to make the same difficult decision a few years ago when my father was very ill. My husband was desperately tired & in need of a holiday & I was completely torn as to whether we should go (for husband's health) or stay so I could be on hand for my father.

Fortunately my father was still fully compos mentis at that stage & I was able to talk to him about it. He was quite adamant that I should go - and, fortunately, he was still there when I returned. Can you talk to your father about it - or, if not, your mother? Would it help to have their blessing to go?

Quotes

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:47

Hmm - getting better but still not right. 

I'll stop talking to myself now in case you all think I'm barking mad!! But I might come back & have another play later on.

Quotes

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:44

No - back to the drawing board....

How about here ....

Topbird wrote (see)

Nothing in my text box - has it quoted?

 

 Maybe it has - but I'm not sure what I did...

 

Quotes

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:42

Nothing in my text box - has it quoted?

 

 

Quotes

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:41

Bloomin' 'eck...

I have never been able to get the quotes to work. Then I came across this thread & thought I'd try some of the tips. None of them seemed to work properly (all that was showing in my text box was the last but one thing I'd tried to quote ...) but I thought I'd press submit to see if anything had been saved & the whole lot came up 

It's all a bit like the number 3 bus...

Forgive me if I have another little play.

Quotes

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:36
Pauline 7 wrote (see)

 


hogweed wrote (see)

My quotes do not work at all. Neither a single click, nor a double click.

 

What I have to do at the moment is

Click on quote

Click on Un-quote

Click on quote marks

 

Hope this helps hogweed

 



 

 

 

Pauline 7 wrote (see)

It's lovely.   

Pauline 7 wrote (see)

 


hogweed wrote (see)

My quotes do not work at all. Neither a single click, nor a double click.

 

What I have to do at the moment is

Click on quote

Click on Un-quote

Click on quote marks

 

Hope this helps hogweed

 



 

 

 

Pauline 7 wrote (see)

It's lovely.   

Just trying something....

What to grow with bluebells?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 23:22

What is the soil / aspect of the bluebell beds? - ie are they sunny / shady / dry / damp etc. Are they under trees or open? Do you do anything to feed the soil?

Hardy geraniums are my personal go-to perennials when I can't think of anything else - there are some for almost every situation you can think of. Many are summer flowering so will follow on after the bluebells - but their emerging foliage will help to hide the scruffy bluebell leaves (which need to be left on after flowering ).

My favourites are g. phaeum (various colours - spring to early summer); g biokovo (evergreen - low spreader - shell pink flowers - early to mid summer); g. palmatum (architectural leaves - pink flowers summer)  and g. rozanne. (bluey purple flowers all summer till first frosts)

 

whats eating my beetroot

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:46

I have veggies growing in raised (2' high) beds surrounded by hard landscaping. I'm pretty sure I have voles living in the same beds (tell tale little holes regularly appear throughout the summer). A few of my carrots & beetroot are gnawed from below so I have to discard those vegetables. The beetroot are indeed gnawed so that just a shell of skin is left. I have a slight problem with slugs but I'm sure this damage is down to voles.

If I start losing an unacceptable percentage of produce I will have to resort to traps etc. but, for the moment, I'm accepting the odd loss.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 19:09

Oh YvieS - I feel tired just reading your posting!!

Have just come in from a lovely couple of hours in the garden - so very mild I topped it off with an al fresco G & T - possibly the last of the season but, then again, maybe not. It was so peaceful - no sounds except the birds rustling in the trees (the small birds - blue tits, robins, wrens etc have been very active today) and the sound of squirrels pinching all the hazel nuts and walnuts. They make such a mess removing the casing and then shelling the walnuts but it's quite entertaining to watch.

Picked a load of apples for storing and a pile of quinces so I think I'll be making quince jelly tomorrow and perhaps some hot apple chutney with windfalls. 

This time of year is a bit sad to see the garden slowly fading - but I love that sense of nestling in and stocking up ready for the winter

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