BrambleThis morning my WordPress interface has changed. I have read about this happening to other people. So I have to test it out. I don’t like this layout but does it still work? I have a preview button but it doesn’t show me a preview it just tells me that I have saved a post.

So anyway Bramble, Rubus fruticosa. This is a good time to look at it because right now almost every stage of development is present on the bush. I love Bramble, it is one of my top plants. It provides year round cover and protection for all sorts of wildlife. Nectar, so many of my insect pictures are on Bramble and then fruit. This plant just keeps on giving.

Bramble Bramble Bramble Bramble Bramble Bramble BrambleThese picture were all taken in the last couple of days. Everything is on the bush at the moment, even rain. These last couple of pictures are from yesterday.

Bramble BrambleSo now I am going to press the publish button and then I may delete this post quite quickly. I really don’t like not having a preview.


23 thoughts on “Bramble”

  1. What? No preview! I preview so many times before publishing, I can’t imagine. Are you posting from the dashboard or from the little “new post” option in the navigation bar?


    1. Thank you Sylvia πŸ™‚ Up until now both options took me to the same place. Now the navigation bar takes me to a new option of posting from my reader (Which is rubbish) but I have just checked and I can still get the old format from my dashboard. Thank you very much πŸ™‚


      1. You’re welcome :). Sometimes it pays to be old school. I’ve always done everything from the dashboard, as I started blogging with wordpress in 2005, and that was the only option. But a couple of newer bloggers have mentioned having trouble, and every time when I ask that question, they figure out, like you, that dashboard is the answer.


  2. Dear Fodrambler, since your last post where you dropped a few personal bricks on my toes I have decided I want to know a lot more about you, So, in complete opposition to the whole blogging anonymity crap I am giving you my email address. ( ) I really love your site and want to understand more about the ‘tramp in the forest’


    1. Thank you John πŸ™‚ I really like your blog and appreciate your continued support here. I will email you today. New to blogging, I am finding it really wonderful to be able to visit such far off places and see the world through other peoples eyes.


  3. I like the look of the blog! Over here in New Zealand, Rubus fruticosa is a noxious weed. It is invasive and strangles everything in its path! So even though I enjoyed your ramble with the blackberry bramble, it’s best to have it where it doesn’t grow berserk!


    1. Thanks Bruce πŸ™‚ Nearly everything that I write about is native to the UK and invasive somewhere else. Also everything that I write about is wild and a problem for anyone who is trying to tame the wild including Brits. Bramble lives here in a very tough environment and if it wasn’t as aggressive and fast spreading as it is then it just wouldn’t exist amongst the Bracken and Bindweed and Wild Clematis and Nettles. It’s like a jungle out there πŸ™‚ Being native to us it supports a lot of wildlife and Nature has a balance, you can’t have one without the other.


  4. Mine changed too, Colin.

    I exited……. and then entered a different way and managed to get to the old screen method for new posts & uploading images. From what you say, I think we’ve seen the same new WordPress update this morning. I started blogging using WordPress because it seemed better for photography (than my old Google writing blog) and was easy.

    I wish WordPress didn’t keep changing their software. For people like me who have intermittent cognitive dysfunction and poor memory, it is both confusing and off-putting. Secondly, I found in my working life that often Computer software technicians would change software without consulting a wide variety of users. We all have different computer skill levels and what is obvious to one user, is like another foreign language to others.

    I totally depend on a simple routine and no stress in my life.


      1. I find it quite challenging, too! In order to learn or do more on wordpress you must pay for it! Fine if in fact you get better use! So far, nothing has helped me to create a better blog!


  5. Never mind all the tech rubbish, I just watched the top video. Fox and badger in the same video? Isn’t that a little greedy? Wonderful encounter. Animal Magic indeed. I can hear Johnny Morris’ voice now. Brambles are great too. Especially for crumbles and jam.


  6. Hi, after the post has been saved, so nothing gets lost πŸ™‚ it returns to what you’re writing and shows a big green bar at the top of it where it says preview post; if you click that it brings up your preview in a new tab πŸ™‚ I know I’m in a minority amongst your readers lol but I love the new layout, it’s cleaner and clearer, and has loads more space πŸ˜€ I hope you will give it another try.


    1. Thanks Wren πŸ™‚ That preview button didn’t do anything for me. No new tab it just saved it again but maybe that is my connection, I live out in the sticks. My reader plays up all the time. I can’t like a post from within my reader, If I try and do that it “likes” it then when I have moved on it “unlikes” it again and creates all sorts of confusion. I just use the reader as notification that somebody has posted something and that I should go visit them.


  7. lol yes once it’s saved it, then it takes you back to what you’re writing and above it you will see a green bar has appeared which says ‘previw your post’ just click that and it will then show you the preview πŸ™‚
    the reader has a small time delay; lol I have to watch that myself as I change from one reader category to another or I do sometimes end up reliking something which takes the like off; I’ve learned to give it all more time than the ten seconds I was doing before πŸ˜€
    it’s all practice, but we soon get the hang of things πŸ˜€


  8. have you seen this wp link, from here you can watch short videos, they’re real helpful in showing you how to do each thing πŸ™‚ I am laughing at myself because I remember what I was like when I first started on wp, everything freaked me out πŸ˜€ but you are doing real well.

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  9. I got the new format a few weeks ago. I have only been blogging since January and I’m a duffer with computers so any change confuses me for ages. I’ve only just worked out how the new format behaves. I also live out in the sticks with a poor internet connection as well so it takes me ages to post anything because of the wait in-between clicking and the result appearing on screen and then it all crashes and I have to start again!
    Lovely bramble! Did you see D Attenborough’s ‘Life of Plants’ and the speeded up film of a bramble growing? It behaved as if it had a brain, deciding where to go next.


  10. I got the new format today, as well, and discovered that my pop-up blocker treats the preview window as a pop-up and prevents it from opening. If you have a blocker running, you may have to set up an exception for, just in case they make the new style permanent and across-the-board eventually.


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