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Help needed!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:08

See my reply on that thread, Chicky.  EXIF information is definitely the issue and it is a combination of which device you use to take the photo and which browsers each individual uses.  The problem has been around for years.  It is not the site at fault.

Photos from ipad

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:03

Lyn, the iPad adds what is called EXIF information and that includes which way up you were holding the device when you took the photo.  The problem is that only some web browsers take any notice of that.  If you can be bothered, you can strip the EXIF information out of a photo before you edit/rotate it.  Then it will stay the right way up.

This will do it - I don't know if it's free or what:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/trashexif-metadata-photo-remover/id585543219?mt=8

Or just google for "iPad remove EXIF".  It's always a good idea to remove this 'meta data' before you post any photo's online as it can include personal details.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 19:23

If someone asked me to recommend a high maintenence shrub which was always getting some disease or other, would grow in any random direction other than what was wanted and had particularly sharp thorns, I could think of nothing more fitting than a rose.

The Purple Ukranian scandal! (tomato related!)

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 19:03

That's correct Joe, only plants grown from saved crossed seeds can have different fruit, cross-pollination will not affect the fruit on the existing plants.  I'm also growing 'purple ukraine' from realseeds (I highly recommend that company.)  Grew them last year too and they look exactly like the photos (about half way down this page):

http://www.realseeds.co.uk/tomatoes_vines_big.html

Delicious, especially for cooking.

Pruning a Multi Blue clematis

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 21:04

Here's a good page which explains it all very well.  It even mentions Multi Blue.

http://www.clematisnursery.com/Pruning.aspx

 

Cabbage White Netting

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 19:03

7mm mesh size is the maximum RF - holes any larger and the whites will get through!  You also need to keep the netting away from the leaves or they just lay their eggs through it.

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 18:56

Difficult to tell at this stage Ryan but as the fruit gets larger the shape and colouring should help us to ID it.  Keep us updated.

white spider on wisteria

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 22:13

Spiders are exclusively carnivores so won't harm your plants.  In fact they may catch and eat some insects which could harm your wisteria, so best leave them be.

Golden and brown leaf changes on potato, comfrey.

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 22:08

I agree with Dove, both of those look normal.  If you are growing the comfrey for making liquid feed or for using on the compost heap to ensure fast composting, you can cut it back to the ground about 3 times a year and it will rapidly shoot back up again.

black bugs

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 21:03

Did they look like these (vine weevils)?

http://www.nemasysinfo.com/pests/vine-weevil/

Nemasys did work for me on my strawberry plants which were being decimated.

 

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 10:58

Seed grown Wisteria finally in flower - Hooray!

Planted many years ago 
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Oops!

Polytunnel growing 
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