LeadFarmer


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What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:45

Spent the mornig paintng my sons bedroom, then treated myself to an afternoon in the armchair watching the birds in my garden. Had a nice visit from a nuthatch that enjoyed the meal worms. Shame i didnt have my camera ready.

Then planed up a large pot on my patio with sweat pea and also some sunflowers that I grew from seed, coutesy of Lilylouise

dying hedge

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:42

Im guessing its a privet hedge that is suffering from honey fungus. Hows that for a precognition?

My New Arbour

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:36

Very nice scotkat. I think a clematis would look very nice growing up it.

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:33
John Harding wrote (see)

Hi again all, as requested I have uploaded some pics of my garden to the garden gallery 2013. I've had to reduce the file sizes considerably as they wouldn't load at first try. I hope they will open. Regards, John H

I looked at those yeaterday, very nice indeed.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:28
Birdy13 wrote (see)

Lovely garden LeadFarmer, those beds are beautifully filled with form and colour. I should think you've earned that view from your armchair.

Thanks, but its all getting dug up this autumn as I want to redesign it by reducing the lawn and making much larger borders. Thats if I can muster the energy!

gardeners world live

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:18

I first went about 4 yrs ago and enjoyed it. I even purchased a 10x8 greenhouse whilst there from The Greenhouse People.

I went for my 2nd time last year and thought it was appaullingy bad, hardly any exhibitors compared to my previous visit. Those that were there were spread about to make the halls look full. Even the Good Food Show that was there at the same time wasnt very good. It was as if the recession had hit hard. I left after about 2 hrs, I'd had enough.

Wont be going again until I hear its picked up.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 02:40

John, thats a nice looking garden! The lawn shape looks great, much better than a boring rectangle lawn. Thanks for posting photos.

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 10:35

I use an Apple MacBook where I hold down shift/command/4 and then drag a box around the area I want to copy. Not sure it can be done on a windows computer though, but you can copy your whole screen by pressing a button in the top right of keyboard called Prtpage or similar?

your right, uploading from computer is quicker but some forums don't allow this. Photobucket is a good bit of software for storing photos online to keep them safe. 

Before and After

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 10:24

Winter Song, your garden looks great, i love the lavander path. I've tried doing similar but my soil is heavy clay and my lavenders don't like it. Your garden has lots interest and looks great. How do you get on with cutting your grass along the wooden edging border, do you have to  finish it by hand?

 

 

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 03:04

John, heres some info that might help..

To post a picture, first ensure the photo is stored on your computer, then create yourself an account (free) with Photobucket: http://s232.photobucket.com. You can then create different titled albums such as garden, holidays etc

At the top of the photobucket screen will be a button that says "Upload"

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Screenshots/12280891-34e0-4be0-af0c-6b1cfb920a52_zps5777b30f.jpg

 

 

 

This will bring up your PCs file folders.  I think the default place for Photobucket to look is in "My Pictures", if it's not - then just travel to the folder that has the pictures you want to upload.  You can upload one at a time or many (if you want to upload more than one, click the first picture then before you click another one hold the 'Ctrl' key down while you choose all the others).  When your done release the Ctrl key and click on "Open" - Photobucket will automatically begin the upload process.

Once it's done it'll take you to another page where you can label/tag your pictures.  I've never found this useful and it's time consuming, so I skip it.  Just click "Save".   Photobucket will then go back to the album you placed your pictures in.  

When you're ready to post a picture here, have the thread open and a reply box ready to go.  Type your text and then open up another screen page and go to Photobucket.

When you look at your uploaded photos you will see two boxes underneath each image.  Click in the Direct link box for the picture you want to post and then right click 'copy'.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Screenshots/ScreenShot2013-05-30at030853_zps0b2ca553.png

 

 

Then, come back to your message here and put your cursor where you want the photo to appear.

Now click on the little icon of a green tree in the bar at the top of you reply box,

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Screenshots/c1ec3204-738f-4916-972d-b189ddb4c183_zps22918d74.jpg

 

 

click on the 'an external site' tab and then right click in the top URL box and paste the info you copied moments earlier.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Screenshots/ScreenShot2013-05-30at031314_zps5393f2f4.png

 

 

 

Click on Submit reply when your message is complete. Check the message you have just posted and if you ant to change it then click on 'edit' and make your changes. You cant edit a post here if someone has already replied to your new message.

You can miss out the Photobucket stage and upload images straight from your computer, but I find Photobucket is a really useful programme to use. Sounds complicated, but its not.

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