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February Photo Competition
« on: February 22, 2017, 08:48:56 »
Time for another competition!!

I get dibs on a theme as I was lucky enough to narrowly win last time.  So I thought an appropriate (although unimaginative)  theme would be

Cold

So anything snowy, icy, frosty or whatever represents cold to you..

Either PM me or send them to barriedalenick@gmail.com.  Ill keep the entry date fluid for now to see how we go with entries.

Here is something to get you in the mood.





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February Photo Competition
« on: February 22, 2017, 08:48:56 »

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 10:21:31 »
What a superb photograph! Well done!

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 10:21:42 »
What a superb photograph! Well done!

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 14:19:53 »
Cold ?

Its like a summer day here  :glasses9:

Love that picture the sky is just something else...love it!

Because of the weather I had a walk around my garden with my camera and took these hope you don't mind me crashing into your thread to display them ;

Cyclamen



Things to come:


Spring Flowers



Looks like I am in for a good display from my Camellia



Ophipogon and Crocus



Snowdrops & Crocus



Solitary Crocus



Herbaceous borders



View from sitting area



Rockery



Hellebore



Island bed looks like it has potential over the next few weeks



Winter flowering heathers





Planters




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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 17:27:17 »
Cheers Tee Gee - don't mind at all - always lovely to see pics of people's gardens and flowers.

I chose cold as I though folks might have been snapping away over Winter - we shall see what turns up!

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 18:45:02 »


Winter sun disappears over Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Dorset.

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 07:51:53 »
Gazza that's stunning! :D

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 14:59:42 »
Bump - please PM or email photos if you want them entered in the comp..

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 16:57:16 »

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2017, 17:40:02 »
I have one - nowhere near as good as yours - just need to get the thing off my phone.

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2017, 18:29:45 »
Question?

I hinted about the temperature above.

 I don't have a recent "cold" picture so can. I use one from another  point in time?

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2017, 18:51:33 »
Yes no problem..

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2017, 18:01:51 »
Bump..

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2017, 15:36:04 »
Last bump and I'll close this on Tuesday.

need some more entries please!

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2017, 16:31:01 »
Assuming you have enough entries, are we going to be given two votes again?

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2017, 16:40:33 »
i have nothing from the plot  and we dont do cold here on the sunshine coast lol sorry icant help
johhnyc015  may the plot be with you

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2017, 21:55:14 »
Did you get enough entries?
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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2017, 13:52:23 »
well I vote Tee Gee wins as there is some serious work gone into his garden pictures........mine was just waiting for the Poole chain ferry ...right place right time time..........

Tee Gee meant to ask what stones did you use for a rockery as we are toying with the idea of putting one on our shingle garden front it does get
hot from summer westerleys but also gets cold winds in winter so wanted to make sure me chose appropriate rocks for long term set up plus
im assuming low growing hardy plant varieties are key............

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 15:28:01 »
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Tee Gee meant to ask what stones did you use for a rockery

Well I grow on top of a bl**dy big stone known as the "Pennines"  so I have used part of these, in other words I am using Yorkshire 'gritstone' which is basically a form of sandstone although you could use limestone. Having said that if you are growing ericaceous plants I would not recommend limestone.

Basically what you want is a 'freestone' rather than a 'laminated' stone as the frost can get between the laminations and they split!

BTW I obtained my stones from a builders yard prior to it being dressed into building stone.

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plus im assuming low growing hardy plant varieties are key............

See here for some ideas:

http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Rockery%20Plants/Rockery%20Plants.htm

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Re: February Photo Competition
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 18:25:39 »
OK cheers,i figured that local Dorset Portland stone would figure among rockeries so since my enquiry to you I will take a journey to the quarry
as you can get larger broken rocks ...rather than assemble small ones with more earth tween them.......we will see...but cheers for the heads up.

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