London (change)
Today 22°C / 15°C
Tomorrow 20°C / 13°C

David K


Latest posts by David K

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 16:16

On a photographic note, I would just like to say, that as I had mentioned a little while ago about camera aperture sizes and their relevance to focus, take a look at Charlie's first crocus picture. While the foreground is in focus, the background is blurred. I would say this is deliberate and is achieved by choosing a wide aperture setting...something like f2.8.

For all the flowers to be in focus, probably a *smaller setting such as f16 would be a good choice.

*As if to complicate matters, the larger the f number, the smaller the aperture & vice versa.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 12:17

Really nice shots, Charlie....especially enlarged.

Yellow crocus especially a favourite of mine.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:14
KEF wrote (see)

David where has the t disappeared from? 

 

Now I'm really worried!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:01

When or why did the letter 't' become extinct in the English language.....or for that matter what has happened to capital letters? Don't know about anyone else, but it drives me nuts.

Is it the mobile phone to blame? 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 22:47
CharlieBot wrote (see)

I've got about 30 seeds on the go in my unheated greenhouse. outside here are 7-9 at the moment, is that warm enough or should put them in my heated propagator? I'm hoping for flowers late August. Thank you in advance.

I presume this is for me and I further presume that '7-9' refers to centigrade temperatures.

In both instances, I would say they will be fine outside and would not be helped in any way by being put in a propagator.

My guess would be that they would flower well before late August.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 22:19

Could I just ask that if anyone has any queries they think I may be able to help with, would they please raise those queries here on the forum and not in personal messages. 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:35

Lovely, KEF.....particularly liked 'Seventeen'.

This is my today's offering: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrNFDxCRzU

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:56

Good luck, rosemummy.....In my own SP baskets, I have to say that I have no experience of growing anything other than those specifically sold  for hanging baskets.

Started on the veg sowing!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:09

Oh dear... the last thing I would wish to do, is to discourage anyone, but these early starts usually end in failure.

If say tomatoes are to be grown in a cold greenhouse (as most are) sowing the seed in mid-March is plenty early enough for most parts of the country.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 19:21

Thanks, Rb...although I preferred the first one inasmuch as I wanted to show off the lovely feathers.

Either ways, it's a triumph in itself if the little bugg'rs don't fly off as soon as you pick the camera up.

Discussions started by David K

The day for misbehavin....

Replies: 5    Views: 321
Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 20:53

Top Tom Tip

Replies: 11    Views: 512
Last Post: 30/03/2015 at 18:07

Britain's National Bird

Replies: 28    Views: 833
Last Post: 13/06/2015 at 11:55

I D please?

Replies: 2    Views: 275
Last Post: 08/03/2015 at 10:30

Gardening challenges for 2015

Replies: 52    Views: 2331
Last Post: 28/02/2015 at 12:42

RIP Joe Cocker...

Replies: 8    Views: 1232
Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 10:56

Hidden Villages

Replies: 28    Views: 839
Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 12:01

RIP Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Replies: 12    Views: 636
Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:20

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Replies: 456    Views: 18771
Last Post: 24/06/2015 at 18:54

It's all quite shameful...

Replies: 18    Views: 551
Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 13:43

Strictly 2014

Replies: 453    Views: 17516
Last Post: 21/12/2014 at 22:47

Blue strawberries?

Replies: 13    Views: 521
Last Post: 21/08/2014 at 20:02

Football season - 2014

Replies: 129    Views: 3500
Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 22:05

Let's Remember Them

Replies: 92    Views: 2564
Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 11:10

Anyone addicted?

Replies: 11    Views: 473
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 12:51
1 to 15 of 52 threads