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Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 15:22
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Cow_zpse2ac9aae.jpg

 

 

 

Thanks, KEF....decided to give my new camera a twirtle in monochrome today ....hope I don't sound boring, but apart from aforementioned weather, the wind is bitterly cold.

Btw, I saw a black & white cow today, too.

PS. The one wiv the droopy horns is brown & white.

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 14:36
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Swan_zps85d4ae53.jpg

 

 

 Crisp, clear, cold winter's day here today and I think this flooded river pic shows it.

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:46

 Fritillary - like KEF, I'm pleased you have managed to post your pics....also, like KEF, I love those poppies.  I was tempted to tinker-around and remove some of background.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:22

Baz -  I see you've had a few reliable tips elsewhere. However, from what you ask I would just add.

Sweet peas are best grown in the same pots from seed sowing to planting out, because they don't like root disturbance....hence no potting-on/off.

'Prick the leaves off'? I presume you mean pinching-out. Best to nip out the growing tips when they have two or three pairs of leaves (detailed pictures on the previous page of this thread). 

They prefer a sunny, open situation and don't plant too thickly, otherwise they'll be troubled with mildew later in the season.

Finally, expect them to grow to at least 8 feet, so support accordingly.

 

Presenter

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 11:04

Read this recently, which I think summed up the Toby Buckland era very well:

“Toby Buckland took over in 2009, and after a short-lived revamp of the show that used 60 minute-long episodes with added features which had been likened (amongst other things) to elements of programmes such as popular motoring show Top Gear (by featuring a 'cool wall') and CBeebies by virtue of featuring young children.”

Rather a shame I think, as I saw him as a victim of someone else's stupidity.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 10:39

Like bekkie, I'm not up to speed with happenings on this thread, having said that I send my best wishes to Matty and hope she makes a quick & complete recovery. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 22:16
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65583.jpg?width=350

 Googled pic:

Steve McCurry is a National Geographic photographer and some of you may have seen this portrait of the Afghan girl. This is inspiring to anyone who would aspire to take stunning portraits. 

Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 18:37

Anyone with nostalgic traits towards old TV progs, I would suggest getting a copy of The Victorian Kitchen Garden. Presented by Peter Thoday and ably assisted by the wonderful & talented head gardener, Harry Dodson.....the latter being on a par with the sainted Geoff Hamilton, IMHO.

Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 16:59

Said I should have said nowt!

Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:36

Before this thread vanishes into oblivion, I would just say that there is another thread running in the Potting Shed entitled 'Monty Don Tour'...and although I've only skim read it, it seems to be a sell-out....and this is one of the concerns I have about Mr Don.

Given these tours and TV work, I would think more of him if he were honest and not try to pretend that his pristine, large garden was as a result of his own efforts and let us know who does the real work at Longmeadow... after all, it was in a pretty run down state when GW was first broadcast from there.

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