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Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:18
Salino wrote (see)

..this is something we have to be careful of when buying an Austin rose, as I have read that they often plant their shrub roses in groups of 3, but when we buy we tend to only get the 1 rose, and can be disappointed that we don't get the mass of flowers that we see in some photos...

on their US website austin recommends ordering and close planting in threes which seems a bit much for most home gardeners

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Posted: 21/06/2014 at 06:41

 this is a someone elses foto i captured from garden gallery its about 300 pixels but with the blowup problem-i edited it to 850 pixels-quality suffered but enlarges correctly-lord have mercy the happening world is a complex place-hope you folk will experiment and see if it works-done obsessing with this.

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Posted: 21/06/2014 at 06:12

horizontal pixels at 850-download fairly fast-seems about the right size-hope the pic didnt get boring but wanted to use the same one for comparison

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Posted: 21/06/2014 at 06:09


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Posted: 21/06/2014 at 05:37

at 900 horizontal pixels pic fits enlargement frame exactly with great quality but download time(for me) is still slooow-would be interested to see if pixel change works for you. i edited on my laptop.

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Posted: 21/06/2014 at 05:31


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Posted: 21/06/2014 at 05:20

site very reluctant to download photos greater than 800 pixels-could that be a function of distance?-this one took a couple of minutes at 1000 pixels but image enlargement is perfect-at 500 and 800 pixels photos occupy less than half screen.

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Posted: 21/06/2014 at 05:15

 just checking something

Lost garden tools

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 21:04

lesley then i would have to find the camera

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 20:58

great cloud pictures ighten

Discussions started by david spikes

clematis tie dyed

great blue variegation first of its type 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 17:54

what were they thinking of

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18


great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

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Last Post: 04/04/2012 at 20:47

searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 23:53

Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
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