White Clouds

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White Clouds

Postby Spider Lily » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:52 pm

I planted some white petunias as I wanted something that is quick growing with my newly planted roses (didn't know how quick the roses would grow). Well they are now about 20cms tall and the same width.

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Postby The Estate » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:56 pm

Are very pretty, the same colour massed planted looks great I recon. :P
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Postby Luzy » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:08 pm

My goodness, they're covered!!!! What a show. Looks fantastic, Spider Lily! :D
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Postby Spider Lily » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:10 pm

I planted them the same colour as the roses were different colours
Here is a pic of part of that garden:

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Sorry I can't make the pics smaller again.........#*^# photobucket :evil:
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Postby Luzy » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:12 pm

It's tiny! But looks gorgeous - I really like the mass colour broken up with other colours. :D
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Postby tilly » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:13 pm

they look gorgeous I love white in the garden......
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Postby Spider Lily » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:23 pm

Yes Luzy it IS tiny! About a metre in front of that garden bed is a stack of building rubble (yes, still the garage :roll: :roll: ). When we finish everything I want to get rid of all the turf and pave it with old bricks. I will then leave pockets/areas for more plants in amongst the paving (yn) :D
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Postby Yani » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:16 pm

Gorgeous, SL!! I love one mass colour then broken up with few different colours :) . Very very lovely combination.

I planted some petunias too but they aren't growing in masses like yours. I planted them 20 cm apart as suggested in the label. Don't know why :roll: :roll: Any ideas??
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Postby Comeilotei » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:40 pm

Oh SL, they are lovely! They look great underplanted with your roses. Petunias are just so versatile and puts on a show every spring and summer without fail! I used to have them line my front garden bed in masses of colour...pinks and purples...all I fed them was a sprinkling of Dynamic Lifter once in a blue moon....

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Postby Luzy » Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:40 pm

I'm feel really embaressed now, Spider Lily :oops: - I meant that the photo was tiny, not your garden! :oops:

It's still a beautiful mass of petunias! :D
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Postby Spider Lily » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:36 pm

Please don't feel :oops: The garden bed there IS tiny......... but what do you mean the photo is tiny? On my screen it is taking up the screen :?
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Postby Luzy » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:40 pm

Now, isn't that curious! On here, the first photo is about 8 x 6cm and the second is the size of a postage stamp?????? I've been squinting at it for ages! :lol:
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Postby Spider Lily » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:53 pm

WEIRD more like it. This is what has been happening with stupid photobucket :twisted: . I make the pic smaller but on my screen it is still full size so I then further reduce the pic on photo/b and it is still large on my screen. I then think bugger it, I give up, post what I think is a huge photo with apologies for being so large :shock: :lol:
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Postby The Estate » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:55 pm

Spider Lily wrote:WEIRD more like it. This is what has been happening with stupid photobucket :twisted: . I make the pic smaller but on my screen it is still full size so I then further reduce the pic on photo/b and it is still large on my screen. I then think bugger it, I give up, post what I think is a huge photo with apologies for being so large :shock: :lol:


bigger the better I say :lol:
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Postby Patricia » Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:16 pm

Have to agree Thee
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Postby midgin » Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:24 pm

SL, if you preview your post prior to submitting, it should show you proposed pic. IE the end result.
Maybe try that???
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Postby abwal » Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:58 pm

Spider Lily, I can almost smell them from here. Love the perfume of petunias. Your 'White Cloud' looks great.

Re you photo blues: I use IrfanView to reduce photo size in a simple one step move. You are able to choose the size wanted. Have a look. I think it is a freebie.
http://www.irfanview.com/
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Postby Spider Lily » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:55 pm

Midgin, I always preview when I post a pic to see the end result but I still see them full size on my screen. Very rarely do I see the true result which I didn't know about till Luzy brought it to my attention! These probs only started after photobucket did an "upgrade" to their site :roll: :evil:

Abwal thanks, and I will look at Irfanview to see how it works.
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Postby midgin » Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:14 am

SL, I use Imageshack......maybe try that prog. for a change?
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Postby enrico » Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:01 pm

:shock: Yep tiny on my computer too... :( I use imageshack too,
:twisted: I had a lot of trouble with photobucket :twisted:

:D Gorgeous petunias :D :D
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