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Posted: 13/03/2016 at 13:24

garden @Harpham BTW


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Posted: 13/03/2016 at 13:21

Lyn, wikihow has a method of capturing screenshots on an iPad6 - might work

BTW shouldn't have put "" above, just %SystemRoot%\system32\SnippingTool.exe for folk poor enough to afford Vista (like me).

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Posted: 10/03/2016 at 10:02

Ok a quicky, no time sorry -

on desktop right click

choose click on new New

choose shortcut

where it says type the location of the items - type in the following


click next

et voila

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Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:57


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Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:54

Hi everyone. We can all be aerial photographers these day thanks to google. And if you make a shortcut (I'm in Vista BTW) for the snipping tool, you can hover above your houses and use snipping tool to make a jpeg piccy of your grand abodes.

Click on 'New' on your desktop, then 'Shortcut', then Browse double click on 'computer' choose local disk (your hard drive usually C), double click Windows, find your way (cursor down ) to System 32, double click and again down down to Snippingtool.exe. Press ok and voila you've a shortcut to this wonderful tool. I dragged mine into the bottom taskbar so as I could use it anytime (taskbar stays on top see).

It's a click drag and choose type tool, gives you a few options on as how to save your pic.


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Posted: 08/03/2016 at 22:10

Bradford, 640' up the Pennines facing all the wrong way into the teeth of a constant gale. Front garden in shade for 6 months of the year, back garden in shade 8 hours of the day by other houses. Snails appeared 12 years ago, to which there are no indigenous predators.Acid clay suitable for pottery. Neighbours grow block paving.

Harpham, East Riding, 40' above sea level (let's all hope it keeps to its allotted 0') - warmer, much drier, but plenty of wind farms. 2' of alkaline clay above chalk granules. Indigenous Thrushes are welcome garden visitors. Otherwise, back garden 110' x 32', front 24' x 30'. Surrounded by fields and hedges and farms (probably with neonicotinoid rape crops, herbicidal wheat, and who knows on the potatoes).  Neighbours grow odd veg, cut grass short, but do have some tasty log piles.

Personally I only randomly visit blog site, often get the wrong end of the conversation, am quite mad, and are is 110% OCD about growing any promising plant (from seed) which will attract bees, plus hovery and butter flies.

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 20:36

Especially the phaeum - must get my camera ready this year. Good old pratense gets their fair share as well.

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:54

Lyn, hope you grow nepeta, bees adore them, and they flower forever.



Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:44

West Yorkshire, although I'm also gardening in East Riding. Example of what wildflowers I'm growing (for the bees) - Sainfoin, Betony, Red Clover, Bulbous Buttercup, Stachys recta, Hoary Plantain, Agrimony, Tufted Vetch, Yellow Rattle and a few others. Grow them on in 7cm pots to plant out and hopefully flower next year.



Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:01

Thank you aym280. It's the reason for my propagator tower, wildflowers grown from seed to eventually make a meadow, but all chosen for bees.

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