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David K

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Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:16

I'm not a Leicester supporter, but I do love the beautiful game. Having just watched them blow Man City away, I have to say they were amazing.

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Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:10
Buttercupdays wrote (see)

I was also confused by what constitutes a garden for a 'garden photographer'. Well over half the shots were of natural landscapes, apart from being doctored.

I also thought Fairy's robin captured far more of the essence of robins than that alien looking bird


I totally agree, Buttercup.

Having taken a close look at the 'lupin' picture, I would guess it's a composite of at least three way of proving it of course.

PS, Fairy's 'squirrel' has pride of place as my pc's background....I can offer no higher accolade.  

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Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:46

I agree, Dove....but this cheating (post processing) has caused me to quit my camera club and a lot of members were sympathetic. A recent competition winner admitted he had taken the foreground of his landscape shot in Wales, the sky in Scotland etc etc.....sorry, not for me.

In photographic circles it's forbidden to doctor nature shots....alas, witness Countryfile's calendar - a laughing hedgehog, a red squirrel posing conveniently alongside a tree stump...again, not for me.

Art? Yes, if that encompasses  computer skills. 

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Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:03 wish to be a party pooper, but those pictures have been so post processed they look (to me) quite ridiculous.


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 20:50
Guernsey Donkey2 wrote (see)

How long do parsley seeds take to germinate and are they an easy plant to grow from seed? I am thinking of sowing some seeds tomorrow, and then successively over the next few months.

Not sure about this question. Parsley isn't normally grown in succession as it lasts throughout the season.....successional sowing of lettuce, yes.

As parsley is notoriously difficult to germinate, I presume you intend to sow in a heated greenhouse, as temps required will need to be around 10c......sow outdoors in early June, that's assuming you are in the UK.    

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 16:35

This was my mum's favourite, Frank......and that wasn't yesterday.

and this, my eldest sister.

Being a bit of a rebel, I thought they were both cr*p.



Posted: 05/02/2016 at 13:44

As intimated earlier, I'm not fussed either way.....but Nora did say something about  'it should improve your page loading time'.

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Posted: 05/02/2016 at 11:59

I think you could be looking for something like this, rollout:

Of course, I would never think of paying 15 squids for one....a simple bit of DIY bodging for me.



Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:57

Have no axe to grind on this particular subject, but I will say that I have voluntarily asked for sweet pea threads to be locked and started new ones, on the basis they were proving difficult to follow.


Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:51

Frank, with respect there was probably more rubbish 'music' around in those early days (could name some) than there is today.

For myself, I try to be flexible and enjoy music from across the spectrum.

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