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  1. Steve 309

    Steve 309 Gardener

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    Afternoon all :-)

    I've abandoned the above forum since the developers ruined it a couple of weeks ago - anyone else here from there?

    I've been gardening for forty-odd years but I only have a little yard of my own at the moment. I help to look after a number of different gardens, and my main expertise is in growng fruit & veg. I try to grow food organically, and am very keen on compost!

    When I'm not gardening I'm fixing my small yacht in the hope of finally going sailing in it, and am in the middle of making tables out of pallets for a community cafe.
     
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    • "M"

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      :sign0016: to GC @Steve 309

      We're a friendly bunch around here, so grab a cuppa and have a good nosey around :thumbsup:
       
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      Hello there - now of course we would like to know how they ruined it...
       
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        martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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        Hi and welcome Steve, you might not like it here then we have an admin (Zigs) who runs havoc :frown:,








        On a serious note a good bunch of peeps here who know what there talking about very friendly and helpful :).
         
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        • Steve 309

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          Ah well, it's a good bunch of friendly and knowledgeable people there too.
          However, two or three weeks ago the GW web team changed a perfectly good forum - in fact the best and friendliest I've ever been on. They messed about with the layout, stopped some of the features from working, made it harder to read, included far too much white (well, actually pale pink) space so it needed loads of scrolling... need I go on? To be fair, they're trying to fix it, but it wasn't broken in the first place.
           
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            Welcome to the forum!

            I am a perennial newbie at growing vegetables. With the exception of hot peppers and tomatoes which I grow every year, I tend to play at growing different ones and different varieties. First year grower of Kelsae Onions, I'm going for the most honest award :snorky:
             
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              If you're a perennial newbie does that mean that you grow new perennials ? :rolleyespink:
               
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                No, I just never learn.... :doh:
                 
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                • CharlieBot

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                  I used to be a member on there, but I didn't find it that friendly tbh.

                  Welcome!
                   
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                    Hi Steve :sign0016: I came over last year from said site. Noticed the other day the layout had changed, it's even more pants now! :heehee:
                     
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                    • Steve 309

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                      I thought it was pretty good tbh, and so did most of the users - but clearly someone in an office somewhere decided it wasn't. :wallbanging:
                       
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                        Welcome to GC Steve, I've never looked at that forum or watched Gardeners World either, many of us have been on here for 10 years or so, so it can't be bad!!:smile:
                         
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                        Looks pretty good so far. I see people have given me ratings &c - what's that all about? Should I do it? How?:new::noidea:

                        (I've discovered the smilies as well)
                         
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