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Posted: Today at 00:07

I have to say most of us welcome new posters.....you only have to look recently to see that.

no cliques though that I can see.  However cliques are part of life anyway.

I think any forum is strengthened by debates, differences of opinion, even driven by mischief or fun, and  arguments.  I argue often....it's my nature .....and would feel lost if I could not behave this way.  

The forum on my iPad has replaced the newspaper at breakfast and lunch.  It's a pretty good forum.  Nice to have been described as the most knowledgeable here but that simply is not true.  There are many real experts here whose comments are valued highly by me.  I think we all dovetail quite nicely 

Forum

Posted: Yesterday at 22:25

I enjoy the forum without judgement

i read most threads but not some.  It's a first class garden forum ....the essential part .....with very knowledgeable posters.  

Not aware of any cliques at all.  Wouldnt like the forum to disappear so let's all enjoy it for what it is and not criticise it 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 18:21

Last evening I got so mad with my niece's partner.....they have agreed to part but he is making her life miserable with his constant aggressive calls and texts to her.  I rang him with threats, with anger and with "justifiable" emotion.  Not recommended normally but it did the trick. 

a subsequent call to him resulted in a lengthy reasonable,,even friendly, discussion.  He lacks a father figure in his life ...his own father rejected him....and it was clear he needs someone to talk to.  His mother says they don't talk, can't talk and it's something they have never done.  He expressed envy that my niece has someone to talk to.  Who knows how this or anything will work out but there are times when being reasonable and "correct" does not work and when being annoyed, and showing this, can be effective.

Talking if possible is often very effective ......lack of communication causes so many difficulties.  I like to deal head on with everything ......often this will enable issues to be dealt with and resolved.  I accept though that it doesn't always work 

Couch Grass

Posted: Yesterday at 18:05

Anderson, I would spend the winter re digging your plot. Thoroughly.  If you can get some compost in the soil as you go so much the better.  The more thorough you are now the better...and easier...your soil will be

glyohosate, like any chemical, needs to be fully understood before use.  It works during the growing season, on green material and needs 6 hours of dry weather after applied.   Repeat applications only when you see further green growth. Glyphosate will not work over winter...it's not that sort of weed killer.  It's very effective if used correctly

Pests

Posted: Yesterday at 17:57

hiya Mand620.  Just saying welcome to the forum 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 12:00

Claire, I'm a talker and always feel the need to talk.  However, people usually don't seem to want to understand each other, their feelings, or emotions or reasons. 

For me talking to someone who has the same desire to sort issues is so important.  You can't make people talk and forcing this can cause more problems

maybe just put stuff behind you Claire ????

Should I plant Victoria plum?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:56

The issue with Victoria is that it's branches are brittle.  It carries a lot of fruit that can weigh and break the bramches.  I found it ...down here in mild S W ....silver leaf was a problem following branch breaking.  

 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 08:05

Go for it fishy     Could be interesting

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 08:02

Hello forkers

cloudy, misty,,drizzly but very warm here again.  glimpses of the sun forecast later 

 

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