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KEF
02/03/2014 at 07:40

Archie, lovely pics, crisp and clear.

Edd the plant is a drumstick primula (primula denticulata) it will soon develop a stalk and look like a pompom on a stick

David, cropping is the "homework" I haven't done. I save pics on computer(&back them up) and use Paint in Windows to alter size etc. However I haven't yet learned how to crop. Some posters on the thread were telling me about it recently. When I get around to it I'll give a shout if I have problems.

It's only since I joined the Forum that I've started taking regular pictures of the garden. Now I have a monthly record. In February, when not much was supposed to happen I've taken nearly forty snaps. Not counting all the playing with Macro shots. They aren't all good pics but I'm just happy to have the images.

02/03/2014 at 09:15
                              KEF wrote (see)

David, cropping is the "homework" I haven't done. I save pics on computer(&back them up) and use Paint in Windows to alter size etc. However I haven't yet learned how to crop. Some posters on the thread were telling me about it recently. When I get around to it I'll give a shout if I have problems.

It's only since I joined the Forum that I've started taking regular pictures of the garden. Now I have a monthly record. In February, when not much was supposed to happen I've taken nearly forty snaps. Not counting all the playing with Macro shots. They aren't all good pics but I'm just happy to have the images.

 
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/1a43ef07-6087-463c-8059-624e995e89a7_zpsf96e703d.jpg



 KEF - Hope you don't mind, but just for example and for you to see, I've cropped your lovely little flower pic.

 

 

KEF
02/03/2014 at 10:10

Thanks David, don't mind at all. It does look much better. I will, when I've the time and motivation, swat up on how to do it.   

Edd
02/03/2014 at 10:19

Thanks KEF. It was the unusual leafs that i was interested in do they remain the same when they get bigger?

EDIT: just seen some pics and they grow more like the standard primula leaf.

02/03/2014 at 11:25

Yes Edd - they're leaves unfurl in the same way as all the primulas. I've got a few here which were covered up by a rhodie. I dug them  up and stuck them in pots and will put them in my corner by the shed. They're quite pretty and a nice alternative to the standard polyanthus. You can get them in white, and( I think) a ruby red colour as well.

02/03/2014 at 11:28

Hi - can someone clarify what the issue with the copyright photograph is? I ask because I know that some of my photographs have been 'lifted' (not from here) and published elsewhere without accreditation and I wasn't sure whether to pursue or not.  If someone is trying to make money from DavidK's bluebell wood photograph surely that is wrong.   Whose photograph is it? Has someone put their own copyright signature on someone else's photograph?

Also I have tried right clicking on photographs as someone suggested in order to get to google search to find the source but my right click doesn't list google search in the options. Any ideas?  Thank you.

02/03/2014 at 11:33

Edd - just went out and looked at my primulas. Mine aren't as far on in terms of flower but you can see the leaves quite clearly

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P3020001_zps902b1155.jpg

 

Edd
02/03/2014 at 11:54

Thanks FG. I like them very much and would love to have a ruby red coloured one.

Valerinanella. The "google search image" is a add on to your browser. Do a search for "add google search image to right click" and you will find the link to suit your browser.

Regards

Edd

02/03/2014 at 12:10

Were those pics taken this weekend Archie?  If so I presume you are either a City or Sunderland  fan? 

KEF
02/03/2014 at 12:39

Nah!  He's a curry fan Tracey

02/03/2014 at 12:40

Thank you Edd.  I think that will be useful.

 

02/03/2014 at 13:32

Edd- there's a nursery called Barnhaven Primroses which specialise. Just had a little look - although the red one looks a bit mauvey. Search 'denticulata' on their site and you'll see them. 

Edd
02/03/2014 at 13:37

A little too pink for me thanks Fairy. Shame there wasn't a ruby red.

Edd
02/03/2014 at 13:39

Just found this and it is what i am looking for. Primula denticulata 'Rubin'

http://www.worldsendgarden.co.uk/prodimages/large/PRIRUB.JPG

 

02/03/2014 at 13:39

I'm sure I've seen a dark one Edd but it may have been a different type and not the drumstick. I'm not keen on pastel colours so mine will be going by the shed..

Edd
02/03/2014 at 13:42

snap! Thanks again Fairy.

02/03/2014 at 14:02

KEF, curry fan?  You've lost me 

Love the primula pics 

02/03/2014 at 14:31

Glad you found that Edd - thought I was having a senior moment....

I like the white ones so I may get some for the shady  borders, they'll mix well with crocus and snowdrops etc. and give a little ray of light in late winter 

Edd
02/03/2014 at 14:40

Yes Fairy. It caught my eye when i searched the images.

http://www.hairypotplants.co.uk/ekmps/shops/kirtonfarm/images/primula-denticulata-alba-526-p.jpg

 

KEF
02/03/2014 at 16:13
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

KEF, curry fan?  You've lost me 

Love the primula pics 

 

Tracey, rather than a footie team fan. Archie loves his curries