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Posted: 05/09/2016 at 19:04

If they're over  a certain size they're too big Hazel. You should be able to check the sizing. Most of mine are over 5MB. My old camera was fine as none were bigger than about 1MB - new camera is a better model. 

It hasn't worked correctly for ages. I saw a thread recently which said it was working properly again, but I'm afraid nothing over 2.5 MB uploads for me. I've tried .....

Is anyone else planning their spring tulip displays yet?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:58

I've had Ballerina in the past -  I'd like some of the slightly darker, burnt colours this time  

Might get some Ballerina as well though - it does well because of the tight shape. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:56

Absolutely stunning Liri. Your 'arty' shot masking the pole is really beautiful  

You really captured the place gloriously.  Rocks, sea, clouds, hills, sky and sand. Hard to pick a favourite.

Aren't we lucky to live in such a beautiful country?    

Ppauper - you need to import 'the midge' and then you won't be inundated with tourists clogging up the roads....

or do you have a similar equivalent? 

Plant for privacy in front of house

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:32

Not a lot of room Loydall. Many shrubs or hedges won't be great there, but I'd suggest Hornbeam or Beech which can be clipped into a narrow hedge, and they retain their foliage over winter. I had common oldprivet in a similar location many years ago. 

Alternatively,put up a screen of trellis just inside your wall which you can plant climbers on - there's several options from boring old ivy, to things like a Clematis. Something like a Montana could be woven in and out and although not evergreen either, it will have a framework of branches over winter. 

I'm sure you'll get other suggestions of evergreen climbers that might suit though. Many aren't hardy for me, but might be fine for you  

Is anyone else planning their spring tulip displays yet?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:25

I love tulips but they don't love our climate so I only grow them in pots and they disappear after a couple of years. I intend getting some orange ones for this year,  for the new 'hot border' to go with the maroony/pink Ronaldo ones I got last year 

Similar effect to your picture d.wooddays

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Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:21

They still won't upload ifover 2.5MB so you'll have to resize them if they're bigger than that.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 14:49

Ooh err missus....how do you get trousies to fit?....  

What shall i do with this tomato plant?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 14:48

Tee hee Hosta  

Is it one of those bush or tumbling types Rhiannon? Should have asked that before  

Normal practice is to remove lower foliage on the cordon/indeterminate type tomatoes, and also the little sideshoots which appear at the junction between the main stem and the defined branches as the plant grows. If yours is the other type - bush - the care is different I think. I've only ever grown the first type. 

I'm not sure there's a lot you can do, other than carry on as you are, but providing a bit more warmth. If there are no flowers though - you don't get any fruit. Tomatoes have a 'shelf life' - there's a limited amount of time for them to do their thing.

If the basil's happy enough just leave it there, but if you can get it out, you could pot it up on it's own and you'll probably get more out of it before the cold weather kills it off.

It's all part of the learning process anyway - perhaps you could get a couple of plants in spring, and have another go, or buy some seeds and start from scratch.  I'm sure you'd be more successful if you have plants at the right time. You'll get plenty of help here anyway   

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 12:52

Always pretty at this time of year Pat - Ilove seeing them  

What shall i do with this tomato plant?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 12:47

Judging by the wet table it's on - I'd guess it's outside Hosta...

Either that, or you need your roof fixed Rhiannon 

If there aren't any flowers or fruits on it yet, I think it could be tricky - even if you get it undercover. Running out of itme now unfortunately. On the plus side - it looks nice and healthy!

Mine are poor this year. The weather's been dire at the important times. Too cold at night for the last 4 or 6 weeks, and they are undercover. 

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