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  • cilmericilmeri Posts: 116

    image Hello, just opened the door  to this Potting Shed...I like it...feels friendly, comfy...books, tips, chit-chat - not too heavy/ranty or clicquey...may I come in?

  • Hi Cilmeri. When I started the MOB thread, I intended it to be light and humorous. The character of a thread trends to change depending on who posts on it and IMO that's inevitable and it is best to appreciate the people who do post and go with the flow. I've had a few laughs and a lot of interesting conversation on there. I haven't been on this thread before (I think) but it looks lovely and chatty and friendly. Long may all such kindly interaction continue!

  • Hello everyone, I am new too. My first question (no doubt there will be many) is can anyone suggest a garden design app for iPad? Just thought it might be fun whilst I am planning my empty plot and getting dismayed by the reality of the water logged clay I'm facing!
  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Surprising the number of us that paddle about in clay hoping it will turn into loam image

    Welcome to the Potting Shed. Several good chat threads on here, join in any of them, new folk are always welcomeimage

  • Caz WCaz W Posts: 1,353

    Hi WHiteflower - welcome to the forum.  I don't know anything about iPad apps but remember seeing a similar question recently so here are some replies.  Hope this helps!  By the way - I'm a clay paddler too image

    Patrevlil wrote (see)
    There's an app called "paper by fifty three" which is supposed to turn an IPad into a sketchbook. Haven't used it but perhaps it's the one that Joe used. Apparently it's a free app but you have to pay for extras.


    LeadFarmer wrote (see)

    Susan Bradley, I think the iPad app that Joe was using is called art studio.


    LeadFarmer wrote (see)

    Its called ArtStudio available for iPad & iPhone. I have the free version on my iPhone but the paid version must have more features? The free version allows you to sketch as Joe did.



  • cilmericilmeri Posts: 116

    imageHello everyone... I'm in a listening mood - long day...good to be here...

  • cilmericilmeri Posts: 116

    Hi, sorry..maybe ask the 'morning forkers' team...they are pretty clued up on the tech side of things.

    Just wandered into a knitting club! something to do if you cant get out I suppose..

    Hi, Whiteflowers.image

    Now clay paddling...Rosa, I'm looking to you for help here..not nercessarily immediately...

    digging a new border..good soil within a spade depth but I'v turned up the clay sub-soil..image it was heavy..

    What to do...put it back!!?

    thank goodness it's all covered in snow for the time being.

    I'm going to catch up on GW on iplayer - I may be some time...

  • cilmericilmeri Posts: 116

    Hi, Rosa, re the clay paddling - problem solved as the cold & frost broke up the clay sods, easier digging. Today gave another turn of the spade so a good mix. Is nature clever or what (no don't mention the late Spring!) image


  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Just replied once and it is lost in cyber spaceimage

    Mine is also broken up with the frost and snow. Now I am going to put on it compost and some manure. I won't dig it in, I may stir it in, will see when I get out there.

    I am sure some will disagree but it works for me in this gardenimage

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    Cilmeri, Hi, when you are digging out your border soil may i suggest that you double dig ,what I mean is take out the first spades depth and fork over the sub soil then incorporate well rotted compost of vegetable waste and back fill with the top soil you removed you will find that over time your border will become more fertile


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