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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 09:11

Lovely bright morning here. Have watered some cuttings and had a little potter in the greenhouse. Come in to listen to BBC radio Nottinghams gardening slot - love it.


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 19:19

I haven't seen it Logan. Will have a look though - love Nigel!

Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 14:06

What I mean by 'true image' is one that has not been digitally enhanced such that it is beyond anything remotely resembling reality. A slightly different shade of blue from one film to another is the norm. just as people having differing eye sight is normal.

But an image that has been so heavily altered that it does not even come close to reality is, for me, misleading and not appropriate in this context.

What Mother Nature gives us, needs no camera trickery for me. I admire professional photographers and enjoy seeing their photos. A lot of that skill for some photographers is getting across the 'trueness' that reflects what most of us see.  Not a fake image of what one may think the viewer wants to see. 

Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:42

I can understand why people selling things do it (not that I agree with it) but I'm a bit confused as to why images in an article about plants would be altered so much. Using this example, I don't think it's just the colour that has been 'tweaked', they look practically stuck on. 

I'd rather see a true image, of course taken by a professional, but with warts and all! 

Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 10:00

hello - just getting comfy with a cuppa and this months GW mag. 

i only clicked on a couple of years ago that the plant and seed mags alter their photos to make us yearn for beautiful flower filled plants that actually would never ever look like the photos (even with Monty's magic touch!).

i'm a bit gutted to see some of the same thing going on in the GW mag - or is it just my eyes?? I'm on page 13 and those violas don't look normal. 

If this is the case it's pretty disappointing. I want to see real plants. Please tell me that the images aren't touched up?  It feels a little bit like being fibbed to! 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:14

Watered all my pots. Despite all the rain, they seem to have dried out tonnes in the wind. Wish it was the weekend so I could spend all day in the greenhouse. 

Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 20:11

I have the same problem with shoes Verdun. Maybe I could swap for two pairs of kitten heels for some aplines?

Handbags - could offer the same. A nice little red shoulder bag for a bare root rose?

Make-up - I've got every shade of lippy under the sun. What say you to Punchy Pink Gloss for a couple of pelargoniums?



Posted: 01/02/2016 at 04:06

Saw one at the flat in Blackheath a couple of weeks ago but not spotted any back in Nottinghamshire. Very pretty. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 04:02

Woken up by very strong winds and just heard something roll over. Eeeek. 

RIP Terry Wogan....

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 10:58

Such sad sad news. It's like a member of this generation's nice gang has departed. Blessed to have such lovely memories and plenty to choose from. 

Cancer - I truely hate you. 

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