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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Your new-look forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 09:55

I think there are things we all dislike about the revamped site but it's clear that the team are going to try and sort out as many of our problems as they can.

Having worked in the IT dept of a major chain store I know that even small changes can take a lot of work and time to sort out. This is a great forum and worth working at to get things how we want them.

I think we all need to realise that forums like this need to pay their way so it is necessary to hold a candle to the devil sometimes to attract those that generate income for the site.  It's a fine line to walk and I think this site does it's best to keep both sides happy.

Yes, the update could have been handled better, but I for one am prepared to give the team a chance to put things right.

Foxglove illumination pink

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 09:40

It's official after what was a fairly mild winter all 5 of my illumination pink foxgloves are dead, perennial, I think not.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 09:38

Morning all,  Lovely and sunny here again, hope it lasts.

Sorry to hear about your sad news BL (hugs).

Hope you get things sorted Dove (more hugs)

I read wedding dress as weeding dress in one of the posts - thought thats a bit posh LOL

Hasn't Daniel been a star over the weekend, I think his hard work has paid off as everyone seems to be trying to make the best of things until the glitches are sorted out.

Got so much sorted in the garden over the weekend, my morning walk around my little patch was very satisfying.

Off out with a friend later to a Laura Ashley outlet, could be very dangerous.

Hosta I haven't unticked any of my posts and I'm not getting any notifications.  The two things I'm looking forward to most is the returen of jump to 'first unread post' and the repeat of page numbers at the top of the page.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 17:18

Hi Folks,

Welcome back Frank wondered where you had been. 

Sounds like BL's open day went well.

DD you must be crazy, don't know how you cope with all those strangers in your home.  It was bad enough when Secondborn and her partner were here.

Have been out in the garden all day today apart from a quick trip to Ashwoods for some large plastic flower pots.  Don't know what happended but when I got to the checkout a couple of nice ceramic pots and a ceanothus had jumped into my trolley.

It's been a scorcher, hardly seems possible how quickly the weather has changed.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:26

Evening all, Been in the garden all day, Secondborn came this morning with the baby so had lots of lovely cuddles.  Have done quite a bit of tidying and have moved a few plants.  Also emptied some bulb pots and transferred the crocus into the garden.  It's been lovely and hot but it's really raining hard now.

Have picked up from recent posts that both Dove and Lynn experienced sad times while I was absent.  Sorry to hear of your loss and hope you are both OK.


Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:34

Mine has finally flowered after 5 years of pruning by the book, keeping it well watered and fish blood and bone in Feb and high potash in April.  It was on its final warning, perhaps that what did it.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 20:40

Nora, I know you're busy sorting everything out but just wanted to ask a quick question, when you asked for input regarding what we would like to see on the new website I mentioned that when I look at the list of the threads that I have started it gives the option at the bottom of the first page to click on to page 2, 3,  4, etc, however when I click on the next page number it takes me back to a different part of the site rather than the next page of my threads.  This is still happening and I wonder if it is planned to sort this out. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 20:28

Evening all, I've just turned down the brightness on my laptop (took a while to find out how to do it).  Only had to turn it down slightly and it's made a huge difference to the starkness of the screen.  I've checked my messages and they are all still there.  If only we get the jump to first unread post back I think I will be ok. 

Technical updates / help with the new forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 14:11

The 2 main probs for me are background brightness and last read post.  Just spent 10 mins scrolling through to find a page only to get an error message before reaching the page

New Forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 13:12

I think we need to give the team a chance to sort things out before we jump ship 

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Urgent ID required

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