Can anyone suggest a reason why my hydrangas won't flower. They are growing
very well, are tall and green. They are on a Northern
exposure where they usually do best. I got a lot of flowers for the first
few years, then almost nothing.
The same thing happened to me but then I found out you are not supposed
to cut backt the woody stems each year. Are you cutting back the woody
stems at the end of the season or in the beginning of spring? If so
don't. When the leaves fall off in the winter just let new leaves come
out of the old stems in the spring and you will get flowers.
Travis, you would rather copy and paste the url than just click on it.
The whole Idea of posting an html link in this group is because its not
a binary group. I say html away doug, especially if its harmelss.
If being able to click on links in news messages is important to someone,
there are many news clients that upon seeing a link in a plain text message
will make that link clickable. If not, cutting and pasting is not rocket
science. Posting a pageful of html tags just to communicate a one line
message is a waste, and will result in the message being ignored by people.
An ignored message communicates nothing.
BTW... Doug, in OE, go to Tools, > Options > Send. You can uncheck the box
for replying to messages in the format that they were sent. Many people get
the default posting method at the bottom of that tab right, but they miss
that checkbox in the middle of the page. Or if you don't want to uncheck it
(because it'll also affect e-mail), pulling down the Format menu on the
reply message allows you to remove the html, and post in plain text.
So far, you're the only one bothered by this, and I've been participating in
newsgroups for quite a few years, including some which attract geeks for
whom "anal retentive" is an understatement. Haven't heard a single complaint
until yesterday. Let's wait and see if the comments pile up.
Yes. Posting a url is appropriate. Using a pageful of HTML to do it is not.
You may have seen an almost ordinary looking message (which is another
reason the HTML was more pointless), but people who don't have HTML
turned-on in their newsreaders (and they shouldn't have to) saw something
like what's below. (I disabled some of the tag in a hope that you can see
(!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
(META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
(META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2668" name=GENERATOR>
(DIV>(FONT face=Courier size=2>Spend some time at this site - lots of good info,
including a section on proper pruning techniques.</FONT></DIV>
(DIV>(FONT face=Courier size=2>(A
href="http://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com ">http://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com </A></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML
Not only was it HTML, but it was overwrought HTML that resulted in something
that when seen in an HTML-enabled newsreader looked not much different than
plain text. The same actual result could have been done with one-tenth the
mark-up code. But even plain text wouldn't have differed much except that
there would have been line-breaks, which actually would have made it more
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