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Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 11:10


Reading through various threads it seems that many of us seem to be getting spring fever......with this in mind I'd like to share this lovely display of rhododendrons & azaleas. It was taken at Lee Gardens in Derbyshire.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 13:18

No PM received (or email notification) KEF  good thing you posted here. If you feel like having another go, I'll check later (just going out now)......otherwise I'll try to PM you.


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 10:59
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

I'm in the North West David, I will probably put them inside this weekend but in a different room than the others where it is cool.


Is this your seedlings or seeds you intend to sow, Tracy?

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 10:54

 I borrowed this HDR pic from Mr Google (norty norty) as an example.

Interesting session at the camera club last night.....the subject being High dynamic range (HDR) imaging.

Basically cameras have nowhere near the range to recognise light & shade as does the human eye and the choices it makes to expose our pics are just a compromise.

HDR involves taking three shots of the same subject, one normal, one under-exposed and one over-exposed. Using software such as 'Photomatix' the pictures are combined to produce a selection of interesting results to choose from...ranging from really nice shots to weird.

I understand that some newer cameras have this facility built-in, which of course eliminates the need for software.

Perhaps not for everyone, but interesting to me because I have an enquiring mind.  


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 10:34


Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Thanks David....I still have no greenhouse so I guess it's the windowsill!!  No more room in the garage either 


I'm sure there'll be a sparkling new greenhouse by the time they've germinated, Tracy.

Depending on what part of the country you live, I would guess sowing where they are to flower should take place in about a another month......ground conditions permitting, of course.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:02

Crikey! You have rakeable soil??

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:58

By way of a reminder, I would just like to say that now is about as late as you should delay sowing your seed indoors......any later and I would suggest sowing where they are to flower.

Would like to enquire how debra kazalski is getting on.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 20:42


 Panda........While I have your attention, I would just say that I use these mushroom trays to hold my sweet peas. Obtainable from any greengrocer, most are glad to give them away or for a nominal charge.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 20:33


Ann - Can't be sure, but I think these were Eagle's 'highly perfumed mixed Spencer'. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 15:41

My pleasure, Panda.

Pleeese don't cite me in your divorce....I was thinking more unheated spare bedroom.  

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