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Contribution from John Humphries 18 September 2006, 10:51top / bottom of page
Not 100% obvious first time round

Just had a query on this.

When you first start a new thread you will be asked to enter title and a few words description.

Do this and confirm edit. Immediately after this you will see the new thread started, but marked as no contributions yet.

Click on your title just created and you can then make the contribution.

By typing in the contribution box you can add each paragraph. Beware as formatting is lost if you type several paragraphs in one contribution box. It is better to "Submit Contribution" after each paragraph and return to add another paragraph as a new contribution.

If I had added all the above in one box it would have appeared as:- Just had a query on this. When you first start a new thread you will be asked to enter title and a few words description. Do this and confirm edit. Immediately after this you will see the new thread started, but marked as no contributions yet. Click on your title just created and you can then make the contribution. By typing in the contribution box you can add each paragraph. Beware as formatting is lost if you type several paragraphs in one contribution box. It is better to "Submit Contribution" after each paragraph and return to add another paragraph as a new contribution.

You can also highlight in bold by using the Subtit

Which as you see gets added as a separate line.

All contributions made to the same thread in a single session appear in the one - On-Screen box. Once you sign off, or your session times out the box will be closed and any later contributions will appear in a separate box.

I hope this helps to clarify "How to get started"

Looking forward to seeing more contributions from new people to the On-Line Discussion.

Contribution from Andrew Humphries 03 November 2006, 23:13top / bottom of page
Does it matter whether images are resized

It is not clear whether we have to send reduced size images, or whether we can send them full size.

Contribution from TONY PORTER 06 August 2007, 19:14top / bottom of page
Early flowering of Cyclamen

Has anyone else experienced Cyclamen hederifolium producing flowers in mid-July? This only seems to involve white-flowered varieties including C.hederifolium forma albiflorum (which in the garden have much taller & larger flowers than usual) and C.hederifolium 'Artemis'(normal looking flowers on pot-grown plant) There is absolutely no sign of any pink-flowered plants showing yet. I suspect the unusual weather patterns in the south-east are responsible but why only the "whites"? Tony Porter

Apology

Sorry - this should have gone into the "Plants in the Garden" section. Help! Tony Porter

Contribution from Elizabeth Maddock 28 December 2007, 18:38top / bottom of page
On-line show

I love the images in the on-line show, some very good photos. I notice that the some photos appear in several classes, is this in the true spirit of competition? I look forward to seeing the results of judging. Would it be possible to have an on-line vote? Perhaps nominating 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class?

Contribution from Diane Clement 28 January 2008, 23:12top / bottom of page
browser problems

Since December I have had problems reading the messages as they overlap the boxes and the bit that overlaps to the left and right is not visible. I believe it is a browser incompatibility issue. I am using Internet Explorer 6 which I would think a common browser. Any thoughts or comments?

Contribution from Martin Rogerson 29 January 2008, 17:15top / bottom of page

Don't suppose this will be a lot of help. I'm on IE7 which is OK but I'm sure when I used 6 it didn't cause any problems either. Has the site been updated in some way which is causing the problem. Other possibility might be a screen resolution issue? might be worth changing the settings.

Contribution from Diane Clement 31 January 2008, 21:10top / bottom of page

The browser problem is suddenly miraculously solved! Thanks Jim (I expect it was you) for sorting it. Diane

Contribution from irwin johnston 18 April 2008, 20:46top / bottom of page
Help on creating an Alpine House

As someone relatively new to alpine gardening (but a reasonably experienced gardner) can I seek some assistance from members on setting up an alpine house.I am based in the 'drier' east of England (Lincs) and at present I have an aluminium greenhouse approx 12 ft x 7.5 ft with two roof and one wall windows; and one door. I know I must increase ventilation and have read that read that it is a good idea to remove a pain of glass from the gable end (approx 6ft x 2.5) Is this a good idea? I appreciate that I probably also need some louvre windows in the sides. The problem is my side pains of glass are approx 4ft by 2.5 f. Does anybody know a way of incorporating a lourve window into pains of glass this size (and a source of 'cheap' louvre windows?

Contribution from Jill Larner 16 December 2008, 13:21top / bottom of page
Alpine House, University of Manchester Botanical Grounds

We have a very nice, relatively new alpine house at The University of Manchester Botanical Grounds which is currently not being used or looked after due to lack of sufficient paid staff. I am wondering whether you have any members who live in the Manchester area who might be interested in making use of this house. I am retired from Manchester University but am still involved with the grounds as a volunteer and help to look after the ferns. I can organise a visit to the gardens if any of your local members are interested. Best wishes Yvonne yvonne@buxtonhouse.free-online.co.uk

Contribution from Alan Jones 03 February 2010, 14:20top / bottom of page
Scilla hohenackeri

Grown from Seed List No.56 07/08. Growing vigorously in a/h despite freezing conditions but unable to find any references to it in my books or online. Info would be greatly appreciated so I can log it accurately in my journal.

Contribution from Ray Drew 04 February 2010, 00:15top / bottom of page
Scilla hohenackeri

Hi Alan - NW Iran and Azerbaijan (Talysh Mts), woods and shady places. Does well in a peat bed and other cool positions( try 'The Smaller Bulbs' Brian Mathew)

Contribution from Alan Jones 19 April 2011, 09:21top / bottom of page
How do I submit an image?

I seem to be up to speed on filing text, but how do I submit an image and how do I marry it up with the text?

Contribution from Diane Clement 19 April 2011, 11:22top / bottom of page
How to add an image

Have your image ready on your computer, preferably saved in a folder for future reference. It is helpful and speeds up the process if you reduce the size of your image to no more than 800 x 600 pixels. If you don't, the web server will reduce it for you, but it may take a long time to upload (would it be useful to have a separate section on how to edit your pictures?). Type your text in the "Contribution text" box, then click on "Browse". Browse to your picture and click "Open" in the window. You will see the file path appear in the window below your text. Then click on Submit Contribution in the usual way. The image below shows the browsing and uploading procedure.  Have a try, Alan and share your experience, and we'll take it from there.

 

How to add an image

Contribution from Alan Jones 19 April 2011, 17:03top / bottom of page
Help with filing an image

Thanks, Diane. Much appreciated. I'll try it.

Contribution from Tim Ingram 29 July 2011, 08:54top / bottom of page
Any Other Topics

'Any Other Topics' no longer is in the list of Discussion options. Is this because it is not felt to be valuable? I only say this having found it a helpful place to air opinions.

Contribution from Jim McGregor 29 July 2011, 11:30top / bottom of page

Sorry Tim, that topic was accidentally switched off when I was making some changes to the way the adjacent diary discussions work. It's back now.

Contribution from Tim Ingram 29 July 2011, 11:58top / bottom of page

Thanks a lot Jim - probably like most members I have no idea what goes on behind the scenes in running the website! My reaction is partly because I had hoped there might be more discussion generated within 'Any Other Topics', and the website does seem such a valuable place to converse.

Contribution from Tim Ingram 15 August 2011, 13:19top / bottom of page
Any Other Topics

I have been confused for a while as to why 'Any Other Topics' has lost any sense of date continuity? Am I alone in this? It makes any posts somewhat erratic.

Contribution from Jim McGregor 23 August 2011, 22:01top / bottom of page

Hopefully it's back to normal now - another technical glitch - sorry Tim.

Contribution from Rick Lambert 27 August 2011, 22:41top / bottom of page
Androsace Group

A newsletter is in the process of going out to members by post and email. In it is the news that the Androsace Group will be continuing its existence on line (i.e. Here!).

The main point is that donors of seed should send it to the AGS Seed exchange.

I hope that many of you will be able to benefit from the resources of the Group and contribute to its online existence.

Best wishes

Rick Lambert - for the Androsace Group



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