Latest posts by Fairygirl

Look up!

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 17:10

I've just been out and taken a couple of pix as it's a good, clear night.  They're a bit blurry, sorry. I can't remember how to adjust the shutterspeed  

Moon top left, Venus bottom right. It's pretty much how I can see it from the back door

Close up of Venus

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 17:06

Just took a couple of pix of the moon and Venus. Not brilliant, but you can see it not too badly

Moon on left and Venus is bottom right - the bright star. It pretty much looks like this with the naked eye

Little close up of Venus 

If I could remember what Steephill said about adjusting the shutter speed, and could practice fiddling with it,  I would, but it's too cold to hang about outside for long! 

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 16:31

I think it's best to read this thread - th einfo's all there  

I don't think they're suited to long term container planting, assuming it's the taller, Charity or Winter Sun type.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 16:28

I came home early from work and it was already down to under 2 degrees at 4pm. Frost is forecast - it'll be a colder one than last night's. 

It's been a lovely sunny day though - pity I had to work 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:06

Yes - it's the moisture that helps create it. We have plenty of that, although much less than usual this winter - hurray!  

Lovely Pat. The beaks are really long and fine aren't they? Perfectly designed for those little tubular flowers. Similar to hummingbirds then?

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:03

Good selection you have there Newb. Some of ours are a bit later to flower here, like Sarcococca.

We do a count every year - it's quite good for ideas for new plants as well, so it's useful as well as interesting 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:00

Morning all/afties Pat. At that price, pity they're was only one left. You could have got one for every room 

Hope you have another good day today Wonks. It's half way to the weekend - you can catch up then 

It's a drag going back isn't it chicky? 

I'm heading out soon too - need to scrape the car first as I didn't cover it 

will remember to do it later for the forecast frost tonight. Have a good day everyone, whatever the weather 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 21:59

Gorgeous chicky  

I love the frosted branches, but particularly like the third pic. It's like snow when the  frost draws out the moisture  

I didn't get round to taking any when we had a week of that stuff. Not sure why. They make great subjects.

Try doing your pic then adding the text BL. It might be better

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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 21:48

I just type and then do the pic BL. Although sometimes when I do my walking pix, I do the pix then add the captions. I move the cursor where I want it while the pic uploads, because as soon as you click the icon, the cursor disappears for some reason 

Your hellebore is huge - mine is quite young though. Lovely plants 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 21:41

I've seen one occasionally in this garden Liri. They like conifers so it's usually in or around the big one in the corner of my garden. It comes in handy for cover for lots of birds, so it's good to have a positive view of conifers for a change! I used to see one or two in a conifer hedge on the boundary of a garden near my daughters' school. They're really lovely little birds 

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