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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.

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:40
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/C9765553-5678-4E06-8452-619375B02669-1921-00000101CD76EB05_zpsca65f851.jpg

 

 

I use the metal Adventurer 6 port feeders from CJ Wildfoods. Squirrels can't chew through them but they can get to the food though. 

 

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:20

John Harding, if that's your garden in your avatar it looks great. Any chance of posting a photo of it in the Garden Gallery 2013 thread please?

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:17

Someone 'in the know' once told me that if you drive past one of the compost manufacturers/distributors in winter and see mountainous piles of bagged compost then it means it didn't get sold the previous summer, and will be stored for sale the following summer. By that time the compost won't be at its best. 

 

Thers one such manufacturer near Kings Lynne that I drove past. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:11

Some nice photos of members gardens here. I do like noseying at others gardens to get ideas. 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 14:46

Thank Fairygirl, I spend a lot of time and ££ on feeding the birds. Considering the nestbox is right next to the door on the side of my garage which I use every day, the tits seem not to care. You can even see how close the washing rotary is to the nest box. The tits just dont care. Fortunately! Despite the pleniful supl of mealworms, the tits still go out and catch other insects as well.

The tall grey planters were a lucky find in Wentworth garden centre a few years ago. I havent seen any like them since. I got a discount as one of them was cracked.

Perhaps I should have posted this in the Wildlife section?

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 14:38

Thanks, I positioned everything a couple of years ago but the nestbox hasnt been used until now. And as an extra bonus a blackbird has started nesting amongst the clematis within inches of the nestbox. I didnt think they nested so close to each other!

The mealworms were only about £8 for a half kilo sack, im lucky that livefoodsdirect.co.uk are located in Sheffield where I live.

Heres the view from my armchair...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps56c723c8.jpg

 

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