John Harding

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silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 22:56

If you walked into the room and left the door open my Gran would say "Put the wood in the hole"

An old Bristolian saying to someone looking a bit glum was "What's the matter with'ee, hitched thee face on a nail?"

A neighbour of mine (now deceased) used to say "Wanna see a good fight? tie 2 cats tails together and chuck em over a washing line!"

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:48

Couple of pics from 2012 Hampton Court Fwr Shw. Thought Verdun might like to see them



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Posted: 01/11/2013 at 08:36

Hi Nikki,

If it's just a case of you can't find the pics you want on your computer, if you named any of the pics or the file you stored them in (and you're using a windows PC) left click on the little round 'windows' icon in the bottom left of the screen and type in anything you have named (or part of it - say Strid Bolton) and a list of anything on the hard drive with that information will pop up in the results box with a small icon to say if it's a Picture file, Word doc, etc.

That way you might be able to find the pics you think you have lost.

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Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:21

Uploading a pic of Logan Botanic Gardens, south of Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway. Bet you've been there Fairygirl!




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Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:06

Hi Fairygirl, No, I didn't get to see the programme on Bodnant sadly, I've been tied up with all sorts of things and even the garden has got a bit neglected untill this week. I retired from being a master locksmith and running my own company in Feb. 2011 and now I know what everyone means after retiring from work when they say "I don't know how I found the time to go to work!"

I sowed some winter spinach earlier this month and now they are about 2" high the dreaded Vine Weevil grubs are feasting on them Grrr! (see my post on 'What's eating my winter spinach')

Have managed to clear the new greenhouse yesterday and go over it with Jeyes Fluid solution, then have started cleaning the glass before re-assembling the staging that I removed to the shed after planting out the tomatoes.

Eileen has been busy cutting back the Montana Clematis (I'm not sure what the variety is but it has very small white flowers) that had spread all over the garden wall trellis-work - we were getting soaked when walking past it after rain as the path is narrow and it had spread all over it.

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Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:28

Hi James, here's one I took on 16.Oct. 2011 on my old Panasonic G1. Not as atmospheric as yours though. That's the one thing the G1 could do that my new TZ40 cannot - take a range of filters; but its got me thinking, maybe I could make a filter holder that would fit on the tripod mount under the camera and sit in front of the lens.


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Posted: 30/10/2013 at 12:57

Nice pic of St Michael's Mount from Marazion Causeway James, You say from an external hard drive - is it a pic you took yourself?  I love the way the sky is reflected in the surf. John H

What's eating my winter Spinach?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 12:52

Hi Fg,

No it's not slugs! - I have just discovered the culprit - Looking at the seedlings a few minutes ago I notice the one on the left of the pic in my 1st post had fallen over so I quickly got a small trowel and lifted all the soil around it into a 2 litre bucket - and there in the soil was the offending critter (below)!

 Yup!   -   Vine weevil grubs!


Now then, can someone advise the most effective way of getting rid of these pests without harming the crop?  Pleeeeeeeze!

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Posted: 30/10/2013 at 10:36

A bit too ostentatious for me Bev,  the pic was taken on a Panasonic G1 camera in 2010 (for those interested in the techy stuff). I've now changed that for a small Panasonic TZ40 which I find does more than the G1 with the fancy lenses and big flashgun etc that was getting too lumpy to carry around. The TZ40 just goes in a pocket ready for immediate use & is brilliant. John H

What's eating my winter Spinach?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 10:23


No, they are being eaten (cropped) off at soil level as though something is eating the roots.

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