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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:11
Verdun wrote (see)

I'm for turning it off David.  Is it a slow one?  However, many do keep it on all the time.  Can you simply put it into hibernate mode.....quicker then to activate

Thanks, Verdun.....on the contrary it's really fast, which given the type of processor & 32Mb fibre optic broadband connection, is what I expect.

I was just toying with the idea of leaving it on more or less permanently. 


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:49

Didn't want to start a new thread and I know I can rely on the collective knowledge of you Forkers (that sounds rood when you read it back ) .....I digress, I was wondering about the fors & agins of leaving one's pooter switched on all the time, instead of booting-up several times a day.

I use a desktop mainly and it & the monitor automatically go into sleep mode according to predetermined settings (set at 10 minutes at the mo)......just wondered whether or not to leave it on all the time, unless I'm away from home. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 17:15

Lovely daffs, Fairygirl......nothing much on telly again!

Nice hosta shot, Jac,

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:12

Tell you a story about dandelions.....or to be more precise the photographing of.

The other day I spotted a perfect specimen seed-head of a dandelion growing in my greenhouse border (you see the kinda place I run here) and  in my quest for a masterpiece I decided to take a macro shot of it (black TV screen background, the works).

I went into me shed, cut a piece of thin wire, back to the greenhouse, carefully snipped off the said dandelion seed-head, gingerly inserted the piece of wire into the hollow stem, opened the greenhouse door to return to the house......then Whoosh, a bluddy gust of wind blew it all away.  

grass seed not germinating

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:11

Well, for me I would think it possible that the soil temperature isn't warm enough for your grass seed to germinate.

Grass seed germinates best when daytime temps are between 60 & 70f.


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:59

Hi, Jad....just a couple reasons why your wisteria may have shed some buds.

1) If they may have been subjected to frost...cold biting winds are just as bad.

2) It could be thrips......usually they attack the base of the flower buds and cause them to fall off before they have fully developed.


Camera Corner

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:33

 This very rare wild flower is only to be found in my native Staffordshire at this time of year.

How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 10:49

Hi, Frank .....(deviating from the topic slightly) my first gardening book (apart from school books) was The Complete Gardener by W E Shewell-Cooper.....ring any bells?

PS. Just spotted it for sale by Amazon for 1p.

How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:30

Me?.....about 60 years with grit under me fingernails, but very much still learning.

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:56

So sorry for doubting your butterfly, OL ...I thought it was one of those fluttering butterflies on a wire (so available, along with kiss-me-quick hats, in Blackpool) .....a really nice shot!  

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