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WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN MAY 2018

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Zigs, May 1, 2018.

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  1. Zigs

    Zigs Naughty Ginger Admin Staff Member

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    April thread here

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    • roders

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      Today May 1st.


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      Yesterday.........What a difference a day makes.


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      • Logan

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        Wallflowers still look great and some tulips.
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        • longk

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          Polemonium reptans...............
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          Ajuga reptans "Caitlins Giant".............
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          Geranium phaeum.................
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          Pleione.................
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          • luciusmaximus

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            My wild flowers are doing well in May :heehee::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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            • martin-f

              martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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              Great pictures as always do you shoot in RAW please its something i will be trying shortly and was wanting a good free processing software recommendation.
               
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                My wallflower hasn't come out yet and my tulips are past there best.

                I think my ajuga bit the dust. I haven't seen hide nor hair of it since I planted it.

                I passed by a nursery the other day and their alliums were just bursting out. Mine are nowhere near that stage yet.

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                  @Jack Sparrow mine are a way off flowering too. Not even sure if they will flower. Garden centres tend to force plants on a bit to make them more sellable. I always choose smallest ( so long as healthy ) plant with least amount of flowers or buds when buying. The weather conditions have knocked everything back too. I think you've had bad weather too ??
                   
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                    Hi @luciusmaximus we have had a strange spring. It snowed at the beginning of March. We then had a couple of weeks of normal spring weather. Then it snowed again. In the middle of April we had a week of summer. Since then we have had a lot of rainy days. Today was beautiful. There was a ground frost first thing and then a beautiful clear blue sky for most of the rest of the day. My wife and I are going to the Isle of Wight tomorrow so we have our fingers crossed that the nice weather will hold for a few more days.

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                      The season is at least 4 weeks later than usual.......wallflowers usually start going over about now but still in full bloom. It looks like everything is catching up now though.:)

                      Weather is looking very promising.......rain should be gone by early morning and thereafter several dry warm days. However, the rain is welcome and should cause a surge in plant growth now; the lawns were fed yesterday so the rain is perfect for them :)
                       
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                        Thanks!
                        The only time that I shoot in RAW is when colour accuracy is absolutely critical. 99% of the time I'm ok just using manual mode.
                        When I do use RAW I use IrfanView to do the processing. It suits my needs for the little that I need for all my photos - cropping, re-sizing and small exposure tweaks. Very simple to use and completely intuitive.
                         
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                          Many thanks Longk, i have used IfranView in the past not for RAW, i will download it and have a play, might be best for me shoot JPEG and Raw images play with RAW and compare them to JPEG thanks again :dbgrtmb:.
                           
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                              Bleeding heart again and my lilac tree:smile:

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                                Our "pink" "lollipop," acer. I prune it to this shape every November.

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                                It looks rather sparse now but will fill up to this later in the year.

                                It needs lots of water in the summer as our soil is very free draining.

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                                Such a delicate shade of salmon pink at this time of the year.

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                                The bluebells are out, we've masses of them around the garden. They'll be gone and the foliage cleared before the dahlias make an appearance.

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                                "The Giants are coming!" We've a couple of dozen of these tall lilies close to the fences around one side and the back of the garden. I give them a regular spray to control lily beetles.

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