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Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:12

morning all just discovered a nice app for android phones and tablets called  paper artist and it's really quite good. Especially if you have idea's to design your garden. Here is an example

 As you can see it is quite cute in what it does this is from a photo I took a few months ago before putting much in there just a small bed in the corner, it works well with people too giving a kind of comic book effect to images. very simple to use you just select a photo and the effect, around 8 in all and its free too.
 I put it on a tablet but even on a phone with a tiny screen it would work there isn't anything to fiddle with. while it isn't a design tool as such potentially you could create brushes with things like fountains and shrubs by taking photo's reducing them to a sketch like this and positioning them on your garden photo or just print the picture and draw on it. Anyway thought you might like this

another mystery plant

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:40

anyone please

another mystery plant

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 16:50

hi not sure what this is i thought it might be a dandilion but there are lots of them where i sowed a scatter and sow mix

 another mystery is a small red plant with red leaves quite similar in some respects to a bay leaf in shape a kind of oval. If no one guesses it I will upload a photo

Any idea's on these two


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 09:07

Morning all, damp day again today. I wasn't just photographing weeds yesterday.

Hopefully that link will lead to the set I made.  

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 08:56

i did find a couple of bits of it trying to strangle a stock and my australian cabbage plant.  I guess even morning glory needs checking if its in the wrong place.

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 19:54

There should be Morning glory there but i am finding it in the wrong place too. Thing is the top soil is all new so I have no idea what could be in it. 

Here is an easy one


Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 17:19

the forum seems to be having a moment but i've got most of them mustard/ radish things now i think, my most common problems seem to be baby nettles and grass. Worryingly i am pretty sure there is bindweed in the garden trying to strangle some of my plants least its still small for now. Is there anyway to avoid nettle stings.

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:39

leaves seem a little big for the wild mustard it grows fast compared to most of the plants around it. Ok one to pull then. 

Discussions started by blackest

weeding especially grass

best way to remove without losing too much soil 
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more mystery plants to be identified

with photo's shot with the lens i got in the post today:) 
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what am I growing?

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another mystery plant

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Weed or Not? Photo's here

identifying unknown plants that may be weeds  
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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 17:15

Where we are. the Big Map.

A Map Project for GW Members. 
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Email notifications are back

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Bee news from The Beeb, Eu Ban pesticide

The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue. 
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what makes a good window box / Basket

How do you like to fill yours ? 
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circular formal raised bed what centre piece

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Plant id and rescue plans

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companion plants chart

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Good Evening FORKERS - Page 2

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Good Evening FORKERS

a continuation of 
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