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Im very new to Shoot and almost as new to gardening but Im enjoying both very much! Please could you tell me roughly how long it normally takes to get new plants and trees added to the Shoot plant database? I have been merrily adding my plants but about 25% of my plants dont seem to yet be there so I have been suggesting them for addition. It could of course be that Im putting in the names wrong in my original search. Apple 'Beauty of Bath' and Apple 'Blenheim Orange' and Apple 'Crispin' are examples from the fruit orchard.
Thank you for your patience with a beginner!
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- Posted: Wed. 18th March 2009 19:53
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I thought I should introduce myself, although I'm not strictly 'new'. Alot of you will have come across my posts since I joined Shoot on 21st February, but I thought I would tell you a little about myself.
I'm Jo and I live in Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've done bits of gardening on and off for years, but only seriously for the past two or three years.
I do have a garden, but my children who are 14 and 10 use this for cricket, football, swingball etc. and it isn't huge, so I don't feel that I can get the garden going exactly how I want it until they stop thinking it belongs to them!!! Therefore, I use containers.
I grow a variety of things in containers, flowers and edibles and have had lots of success. I have even got my kids eating veg which they wouldn't before, so that has to be good.
I have a 6X4 greenhouse, only small, but I pack this in summer with my tomato and pepper plants.
I love forums as I think you can learn such alot from other gardeners who are always willing to share their knowledge with you.
I've met some of you in other threads already, but I look forward to getting to know some more of you :-).
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- Posted: Sat. 7th March 2009 09:34
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Hi, just joined. I introduce myself more fully in my profile if you're really interested, but in brief: i'm in North Wiltshire where it rains quite a lot and smells of farm. Which is wonderful; we've been here 8 years and love it. I'm a writer, if i'm anything, and a mother.
My gardening is more armchair than real, but it will be nice to have somewhere to ask for help apart from just googling. The Dave's Garden website http://davesgarden.com/ is very useful, but USA-based. Most of my knowledge is in the Expert books!
I am 'semi-disabled'; i do walk the dog (a lazy one - we don't go far) but with difficulties stooping and using my hands, garden work isn't easy. I'm better at houseplants. But i keep designing and planning in my mind, as you do.
I second Jacqueline's LibraryThing idea, having just discovered LibraryThing myself. That would have scope for all sorts of groups n subgroups, n notification of local events etc, as well.
Another point is that i can't click through from someone's post to either their profile here, or their own website, which would be a very welcome addition.
Forums like the iRex and Lurcher Link ones at http://forum.irexnet.com/ and http://www.lurcher.org/llink/forum/ are good examples of well-designed, user-friendly sites. Gardeners shouldn't have to be too tech-savvy to negotiate these forums!
The Poetry Exchange at http://thepoetryexchange.com/ also works well (a friend of mine set that one up) and i particularly like the MobileRead one at http://thepoetryexchange.com/ for ease of finding your way around.
Not meant as criticism - even of the positive kind! - as you are doing a great thing already with setting this up (i just found out by email today). It is purely suggestion, and i hope looking around those sites will be helpful and fill you with ideas. I daresay the site owners will be glad to answer questions too.
I won't be able to be terribly active here, but i'll do my best. Out of space now
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- Posted: Sat. 28th February 2009 16:12
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I was so excited when I fell upon "shoot" as I had been looking for something like it for ages and am enjoying uploading my plants, although haven't got to the pictures yet.
I know that the site is continuing to develop so I was wondering if you are open to suggestions? I also really enjoy www.LibraryThing.com, where I can upload the books I am reading, adding comments, etc. The way it is set up you can easily find members with the same books as you and even post comments on their page, which, if you could do the same for the plants....... Just a thought. You will probably have to look at www.LibraryThing.com to see what I mean, but there are several members who have magnificent collections of gardening books so it is worth a look even for that.
Thank you for having the patience to get to the end of my rather long post!
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- Posted: Fri. 28th November 2008 00:31
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Hello all you gardeners.
I'm new here and new to gardening too.
We moved into our house last Sept and the garden really didn't get any attention until this spring.
It's a tiny wee garden and there's a big old wall runs right along the bottom of it, it's coveredin alot of ivy which we're desparately trying to keep trimmed back.
I'd love to grow some trailing plants on the wall, it's flat on the top, but I don't know where to start.
We get alot of afternoon sunshine in the back (assuming there's any at all!!) and it gets pretty hot out there.
I bought some Saxifrage 'Cloth of Gold' . It was beautiful when I planted it, but it's gone all brown at the base now, with one or two wee shoots of green still showing - have I killed it?
I've also planted some lobelia - do I have to dig them out at the end of the summer?
Thanking you in advance.
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- Posted: Sun. 17th August 2008 20:41
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can you tell me what this is called please its a shrub from a garden in our village, the owner doesn't know what it is as it was in the garden when she bought the house, when is the best time to take a cutting
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- Posted: Tue. 5th August 2008 14:32
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hello i am a new member can anybody tell me what this plant is called, it grows to over 5ft, has white pink and lilac flowers all at the same time.
i cant remember where it came from or when i bought it but it performs every year
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- Posted: Tue. 22nd July 2008 12:18
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Just wanted to say hello to all, I am a newbie here.
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- Posted: Sat. 19th July 2008 23:22
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Hi, I'm new to gardening and have a few plants I'd like to know what they are... Here's number 1
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- Posted: Fri. 18th July 2008 19:15
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I would like to move a Magnolia Stellata into a large patio pot. I planted it last year and not only does it not look happy, its in the wrong place. I would much rather have it on my patio.
I believe they do not like their roots disturbed so wondered if its possible to move it now? Any suggestions gratefully recieved as I am an enthusiastic beginner.
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- Posted: Wed. 25th June 2008 13:12
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