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Camera Corner

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 15:14

Thanks, KEF...glad someone appreciates my ramblings.  

Photography can be very rewarding & satisfying if we look just a little beyond the camera's auto settings. For instance, I don't think the moon shot I took the other night would have worked in auto.

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 12:15

A taste of summer 2014.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 22:06
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

Pardon me DAVID.   I'll rephrase  that, Iv always wanted to dance like YOU.   That better ?  


Music in the Garden

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 21:45

"I always wanted to dance like that didn't you ?"

Scuse I.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 21:04
Sandy Abley wrote (see)

oh, sorry David, I didn't know that.


That's okay, Sandy  I just wanted to illustrate the fact they are as tough as old boots & don't need any special care.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:01
Sandy Abley wrote (see)

ok, I'll get a photo of it in the daylight, its really big, so I think taking it too far back may be too much as welsh onion says. I've no idea what variety it coming over the weekend. Thank you for your expertise.


They grow in brick rubble on derelict sites, railway embankments, gaps in walls, through tarmac pavements etc.....can't really make a case for TLC.   

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:49

Don't worry, DD...didn't intend to get technical, promise.  The reason I asked is because while the foreground is in focus, the background is out of focus, this would indicate that the camera is set on auto. For both the foreground and background to be in focus a smaller aperture (maybe f16) would need to be used.

Most peeps are happy to use their cameras in auto.....still an excellent shot though.   

This may help explain:

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:21

Buddleias are thug plants/bushes and thus virtually indestructible. Having said that if a pruning regime were called for, I would suggest cutting everything back by half in the autumn and down to 18 inches above the ground in the spring.

They flower on the current year's growth, hence cutting back to 18 inches above ground avoids all the flowers growing on the top of the bush.


soil sieves

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 12:25

Whatever happened to the word 'riddle'...a 'sieve' puts me in mind of a kitchen implement.

Sieve/Riddle, I make my own by making a square box from pieces of 3'' x 1" timber (or whatever is at hand) and covering it with plasterers screed, then fix with small fencing staples. 

Fertilzer Concentrations

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 12:12

Don't know if anything in this thread may help:


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