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Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 01, 2008, 13:22
THIS IS COMPETITION NUMBER 3

TITLE:  "A Vegetable Plot"

PRIZE:  "1001 Ways to be a Better Gardener" by Pippa Greenwood, signed by the author (More Info (http://www.allotment-garden.org/garden_growing_books.php))



The final Result after 8 days of voting


1st - Weessy with 11 vote

2nd - Jannie with 10 vote

3rd - Jack Russel with 8 votes


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The simple rules:

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Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: jennyb on June 02, 2008, 08:48
Well having just taken the latest batch of photos this morning i thought i may as well post my entry now,  plus i'm a bit busy between now and the closing date.

Title:  Living in Close Quarters

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3281/2544483394_60331146c0.jpg)


Description:  The garden where everyone has to get along! (if only the world could do that...)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: peapod on June 02, 2008, 09:51
lovely jenny, it looks so decorative as well as productive

 8)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: jennyb on June 02, 2008, 14:46
thank you peapod - squirrel has knocked over some of my fencing tho :x   will have to go stand it up again!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 02, 2008, 14:48
I'd enter but posting pics is still not working for me :oops:  :cry:

Alex 98
Title: Try again
Post by: Alex 98 on June 02, 2008, 15:20
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010093.jpg)

?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 02, 2008, 15:21
OK so it worked, all I need to do now is get it the right way up

Thanks for your help

More to come

Alex 98
Title: Importing Photo's?
Post by: Chas on June 02, 2008, 15:28
Hello Alex, looks like we are about the same level as in computer skills! How do you import a pic?

Chas. :cry:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 02, 2008, 15:29
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010131.jpg)
Herbs and sweet peas. Dill. sorrel, chervil and french parsley

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010130.jpg)
Red Kuri, butternut and Q's

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010127.jpg)
Lettuce, french, and slow growing beetroot.

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010126.jpg)
Onions and shallots and carrots under the cloche

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010125.jpg)
Pease and french beans just in.

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010094.jpg)
Loads of flowers for pollinating and cutting, ask Mrs Smith

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010100.jpg)
Spuds being smothered by a giant thistle

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010101.jpg)
Another thistle, for the birds...apparently

Alex 98
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 02, 2008, 16:11
OK - ALEX  :roll:

I have to point out that although we a thrilled to see all your wonderful pictures - you can only enter ONE into the competition  :lol:

Which one dear  :?:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 02, 2008, 16:17
Righto.

Maybe none of these, I think there may be a better one

I'll let you know asap

Glad you like the pics

Thanks for the tech lesson

Alex 98
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 02, 2008, 16:23
Post all those in GYO Alex.  

Post your selected picture here and PM me. I'll then delete the others so that we don't get confused  :roll:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 02, 2008, 18:16
Confused?  Not me.

What day is it?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 02, 2008, 19:18
Quote from: "Alex 98"
Confused?  Not me.

What day is it?


 :roll:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: yorky on June 02, 2008, 21:56
Title My bit of heaven

Description Looking across the garden towards the vegatable plot

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn181/loiner18/Garden/102_0274600x450.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 02, 2008, 23:16
Alex, it's not a thistle on your spuds - it's a comfrey plant. Cut it down to 6" and pop the leaves between the spuds. It will fertilise them.

Just check my  
Comfrey Pages (http://www.allotment-garden.org/vegetable/comfrey/index.php) for more uses.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 03, 2008, 13:38
There is a thistle next to it, a rare ish speciman seeded from nearby Myddleton House, former home of Mr Bowles the plant collector & horticulturist.


(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010100-2.jpg)
I'll look the name up

Alex 98
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 03, 2008, 13:46
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010100-2.jpg)
Cirsium Silybum (honest!) marianum

Alex 98
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Charlwood1005 on June 03, 2008, 19:31
SAFETY THIRST

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x232/clutchingatstraws_photo/DSCF0002-3-1.jpg)

OH utilised emptys to prevent injury from canes.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: crowndale on June 03, 2008, 21:23
Almost as good as my cane toppers charlwood.  I use my son's empty enema bottles!!  No rust or sharp edges!!  He gets through around 150 a year, thats a lot of cane toppers!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Charlwood1005 on June 04, 2008, 06:51
Excellent reycling :D


You don't know how dangerous canes are until you're on the way to casualty. :shock:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Sadgit on June 04, 2008, 09:28
Title : OMG

Description : Is it too late to start growing stuff this year?

(http://www.depravityarena.co.uk/sad-land/Allotment%20001.JPG)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 04, 2008, 12:01
Too Normal

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c182/G4IAR/DSCF1056.jpg)

Won't be a winner. No raised beds, no pretties, all in rows, but it's fully functional and mine - all mine!!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: crowndale on June 04, 2008, 13:34
nowt wrong with rows and non edged beds!!  its the way i am going with my lottie other than the asparagus coz its permanent.  but i do have edged if not raised, beds in the garden just to keep it looking smart.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 04, 2008, 14:50
I'd need about 250' of edging for that one plot, so it can whistle!!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: beki on June 05, 2008, 14:25
Title - My little piece of paradise (complete with munty frame ;) )

Description - Ok. It's a mess. But it's MY mess and i love it :D



(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l152/bekiboo26/100_4656.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: shaun on June 05, 2008, 20:22
some of it looks good enough to eat

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o152/shaungill/P9090003.jpg)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o152/shaungill/02-06-08_1846.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 05, 2008, 20:29
Which piccie are you entering for the comp Shaun  :?:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: shaun on June 05, 2008, 20:31
all 3 of them  :roll:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 05, 2008, 20:38
Quote from: "shaun"
all 3 of them  :roll:


Stupid boy, Pike.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 05, 2008, 20:47
There's two there Shaun and you can only choose one.  Would you like Aunty to choose for you  :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: shaun on June 05, 2008, 21:10
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
There's two there Shaun and you can only choose one.  Would you like Aunty to choose for you  :wink:


ofcourse you can but what if i dont like the one choose  :?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 05, 2008, 21:23
Quote from: "shaun"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
There's two there Shaun and you can only choose one.  Would you like Aunty to choose for you  :wink:


ofcourse you can but what if i dont like the one choosen  :?


Well I expect you'll lose the competition and cry  :cry:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: noshed on June 05, 2008, 22:28
What a weird plot - where's the weeds?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 05, 2008, 22:33
Quote from: "noshed"
What a weird plot - where's the weeds?


Photoshopped out!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Sadgit on June 06, 2008, 07:02
Quote from: "DD."
Quote from: "noshed"
What a weird plot - where's the weeds?


Photoshopped out!


and there is that spacing of his again :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: shaun on June 07, 2008, 07:23
Quote from: "Sadgit"
Quote from: "DD."
Quote from: "noshed"
What a weird plot - where's the weeds?


Photoshopped out!


and there is that spacing of his again :)


theres no weeds cus i use a rotavator  :roll: and i have lots of room to space things out so you get less pests  :roll:  :wink:
Title: pics
Post by: jannie on June 09, 2008, 08:46
I might be really dull here!  :? how do you post your photo's  :scratch:  :oops:
Title: Re: pics
Post by: John on June 09, 2008, 10:01
Quote from: "jannie"
I might be really dull here!  :? how do you post your photo's  :scratch:  :oops:


Here you go -
Help Posting Photographs (http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?p=100026#100026)
Title: my little patch
Post by: jannie on June 09, 2008, 12:02
(http://s286.photobucket.com)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: jannie on June 09, 2008, 12:14
sorry messed up :oops: please help ive done photobucket and how do now transfer the photo to here
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 09, 2008, 12:32
Copy & paste the 'IMG' code under your photo.

Just a left click will copy it.
Title: trying again
Post by: jannie on June 09, 2008, 12:51
little bit of Wales.

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll99/jannie43_photo/garden018.jpg)-photo/garden[/IMG]

messed up again i'm so sorry :oops:  going to do something i'm good up or try to :(  try again later when my son is  around  :? i'm not that dull honest :roll:  if you click on above it say's the photo's been moved or deleted  :x i wish i could just email it i can do that :oops: jan
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 09, 2008, 13:04
Try this.....

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll99/jannie43_photo/garden018.jpg)

Too many IMG tags for some reason & a title thrown in!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: jannie on June 09, 2008, 13:15
There's still gentlemen out there !! xxx must be one of thoose days was moving an old compost heap but is surporting a field mouse and her babies so better leave that one for another day of up the plot now to plant my romanesco cauli if its not to hot
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: crackedflowerpots on June 09, 2008, 20:19
how do i do a poll thread? i want a poll that says should shaun be allowed to enter his amazing plot? I vote No! I think anyone in lycra shorts should be banned!!! (not that i'm jealous of his plot :oops: )
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: camster_factor on June 09, 2008, 22:38
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/2565139413_8e4509b9e5_o.jpg)

Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/)

The Apprentice

The Apprentice

Keeping the garlic regimented.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: jack russell on June 10, 2008, 02:36
A work in progress

watching them veggies grow as you work makes it all worth while :wink:

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/jack-russell_2007/melskids001.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DaveScotA on June 10, 2008, 12:42
The Drying Green.
For four flats which I have commondeered. Coloured Chard seeds [lanted yesterday........looking forward to seeing the colours.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/2563336065_df7677e655_o.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 10, 2008, 13:55
It's worth looking at Dave's plot a few weeks ago.

http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/album_pic.php?pic_id=1048

(Sweetcorn & climbing French beans sponsored by DD. BTW!)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Heidi on June 13, 2008, 13:46
This is mine, and although it is tiny compared with some of yours, this is my first year of growing veggies and so far I'm very proud of my efforts.  (Thanks Mum for your help too!!)
Just can't wait to eat them now, unless the damn slugs get there first.   :x


TITLE - My Veggies
First year's growth and very proud!


(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/Mumsforever/Heidi/2.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: jannie on June 13, 2008, 15:05
Hi heidi,
        Looks really good , your beans are doing well any flowers yet :?: jan :flower:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: crapaud on June 13, 2008, 21:06
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn71/crapaud_2008/underbroccoli.jpg)
Title: ooops, sorry
Post by: crapaud on June 13, 2008, 21:14
Sorry folks, it's taken me and mine, ages to work out how to post a pic and now I see I've posted 2. !!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 13, 2008, 21:17
The title of the competition is "A Vegetable Plot" and only one picture per peson is permited

So crapaud is that a plot or a close up of a tiny bit of it and alex I'll take the first one you posted only.

Title and Description too please folks  :roll:

I'd apreciate it if you'd pop back and edit them in PLEEEEESE
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 14, 2008, 17:50
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010062.jpg)
Can I enter this one....................please
Ignore the others, unless you think their better?
Title: PLOT 98

Sorry for meessing about

Alex 98
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 14, 2008, 18:33
:lol:  :lol:

that one is beautiful Alex, consider it your entry  8)
Title: help!!
Post by: goose on June 14, 2008, 20:38
i have  tried putting pics on this site but no luck.  i have done similar loads of times on other forums without any problems...is there something i should know that is different here??  thanks x
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 14, 2008, 20:41
I don't think it's any different goose.  Have a look here :

http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?p=100026#100026
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: goose on June 14, 2008, 20:47
thanks for the link..i am just used to copy and pasting the photo.  when i find the time to download the software will send some pic....many thanks. x
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Sharon on June 15, 2008, 16:19
Title: Corner to corner.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2580886016_6436aaba83.jpg)
It's small but all mine since 29th March.
Title: a tiny patch
Post by: crapaud on June 15, 2008, 18:23
Sorry Aunt Sally

I did have words with one, however in the turmoil/stress of downloading, I seemed to have lost them.

I'll post another pic. of the whole plot.

Crapaud
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 15, 2008, 19:07
Go for it crapaud  8)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 15, 2008, 21:25
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010070.jpg)
I  really like this one as well, summer feel to it, kind of meditereanneanennen, my speling gets woe=rse

Alex 98
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 15, 2008, 21:29
Alex, I'm gonna slap you  :!:

One picture per member

Title and Description PLEASE  :!:  :roll:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 15, 2008, 21:43
Scary or what!!

Title: Blowin in the wind

I've some more...............
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 15, 2008, 21:47
NOT ON THIS THEAD ALEX !!!!!!!!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: shaun on June 15, 2008, 22:01
can i post another one please ?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 15, 2008, 22:15
yeah go on

Anyone else?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 15, 2008, 22:16
No Shaun,  I don't want to have to disqualify you as well as Alex  :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Wildeone on June 15, 2008, 22:19
Stand back boys Aunty's beginning to smoke! And you know how 300 year old wood goes up!  :shock:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 15, 2008, 22:24
HELP !!!!!!

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/AuntSallyFlame.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alex 98 on June 15, 2008, 22:29
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/Plot98/P1010078.jpg)
Peace offering
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 15, 2008, 22:31
Beautiful Alex,  I'll treasure it  :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: shaun on June 15, 2008, 22:40
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
No Shaun,  I don't want to have to disqualify you as well as Alex  :wink:


well what if i posted i posted a pic of someone elses plot  :idea:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 15, 2008, 22:52
NO Shaun !
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: FCG on June 15, 2008, 23:17
Title: DIY SOS - My raised bed!

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/freecyclegardener/P6150061-1.jpg)

This is the bed in the part of the garden that was 'given' to be as a birthday present when i was a kid to grow sunflowers as nothing else would grow. So i've built this raised bed... and associated paraphernalia. What do you think?
Title: My own little bed
Post by: Moomin Mama on June 16, 2008, 11:44
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/nik1271/Allotment028.jpg)

Henry, 4 years old,  very pleased with the first little plants in HIS patch  :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Weessy on June 16, 2008, 22:14
Title: Plot on the landscape!

A plot for the whole family, Neil, Caroline, Jack(5) and Abi(4)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk108/weessmonkey/DSCN2840.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Wildeone on June 16, 2008, 22:34
Cor Weesy that's a cracking plot! :!:  8)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 16, 2008, 22:37
Where'd you find that soil that doesn't allow weeds to grow ?  :shock:

Rob
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: purplebean on June 17, 2008, 14:35
Square Foot Garden
The veg has to fight it out with the flowers

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg192/purplevegan/garde02.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: crapaud on June 17, 2008, 14:58
My chill-out zone.

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn71/crapaud_2008/Myplot15June08small.jpg)
This is my veggie plot, part of a shared family garden.
I took over the top part in Jan.
It was overgrown with an old artichoke bed, bindweed, couch grass and rampant grapevine.

I did loads of digging, but I'm not any slimmer!
Title: posting pics
Post by: crapaud on June 17, 2008, 15:13
Is it just me?

Or does anyone else find it tricky to post pics, the correct size,
and to get ALL the writing under the pic,
and not drifting off to the left,..... sorry....., right?

Praps I should just stick to what I know best....

weeding.
Title: Plot 144
Post by: Alithefrog on June 17, 2008, 15:20
My new Plot 144

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm85/macalifrog/IMG_2364.jpg)
I want to be a veggie plot one day :cry:
Title: Re: posting pics
Post by: DD. on June 17, 2008, 15:23
Quote from: "crapaud"
Is it just me?

Or does anyone else find it tricky to post pics, the correct size,
and to get ALL the writing under the pic,
and not drifting off to the left,..... sorry....., right?

Praps I should just stick to what I know best....

weeding.


It's not really you, the problem arises from when someone posts an oversize piccie. All the other posts stretch to match which means you text goes trundling off to the right.

I've done a quick edit on yours to put each sentence on a different line so you can see it all. Hope that's OK.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alithefrog on June 17, 2008, 15:28
My apologies.  i have tried resizing it on photo bucket and then editing the post to get a smaller pic on but it doesn't seem to work.

I will keep trying......

Is it too small now? :?:

Sorry again - it's either too small or too big  :roll: what am I to do????? :shock:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 17, 2008, 17:11
When you upload from your pc to photobucket there is an option to resize the photos.

I choose 640x480 for any I'll be posting up on here.

Rob  :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alithefrog on June 17, 2008, 17:14
yes many thanks poultygeist, I did notice that and have tried to re-size but its either tiny or the 640 x 480 is the size above & when I try the 320 x 240 it blurs the picture :cry:
it's the wonders of modern technology you know! :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 17, 2008, 17:23
It's a joy !  :)

btw, if you want to cho up that tree and send it up here in a parcel, I'll see it gets well and truly burned come Christmas  :D

rob  :roll:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 17, 2008, 17:42
If you Google for 'pixresizer', it's a free very handy download.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: durham_lass on June 17, 2008, 18:14
Beginners Plot

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/durham_lass/Photos/June08-1.jpg)

Only had this, my first plot since November 2007 and it has took a lot of hard work to get it this far as I suffer from ME.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: mumsy on June 17, 2008, 21:06
Cabbages & err.................scarecrows!!!!

Amongst the pots, b/beans, r/beans, onions, caulis, beetroot, peas & sweetcorn.
Ran out of space, the toms, carrots, parsnips, dwarf beans & lettuce are all in pots scattered about the garden.  Oh, how I wish I had a lottie.



(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/mumsy_02/vegPeppa001.jpg)
Title: looks great
Post by: crapaud on June 18, 2008, 20:29
Thanks ever so, DD.

I'll get the hang of it eventually.

I hope!!!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Teen76 on June 18, 2008, 20:43
I like the scarecrows Mumsy very cute.  I've enjoyed looking at all the piccies gives me ideas and makes me want to get up to my plot and try harder!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 18, 2008, 20:53
Lovely, Mumsy - both plot and photo look good to me.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: muddifoot on June 19, 2008, 22:22
(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk49/muddifoot/mumsgarden.jpg)

And look at dad's weeds!!!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: samspade on June 20, 2008, 07:39
how come some people can post 10 or more pictures on the photo comp. and others are told to post only 1-  Its put me right off even bothering to post mine-  Do we have a teachers pet? :?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 20, 2008, 07:47
I don't think that's the case at all.

Only one can be entered into the competition. These are the rules. If multiple photos have been posted, they will have to select just one. This has been pointed out to the posters.

After the closing date AS will correlate all entries into one poll so they can all be viewed as one post.

I would suspect that if they don't select a particular photo, then none will be entered at all.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: samspade on June 20, 2008, 08:40
am I not reading this correctly?  doesn't  PHOTO COMPETION_rule no. 1 state that you can enter 1 photo?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 20, 2008, 08:44
It appears that it's my post that you're not reading correctly....

Quote from: "DD."


Only one can be entered into the competition. These are the rules. If multiple photos have been posted, they will have to select just one. This has been pointed out to the posters.

Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 20, 2008, 08:44
I think public warnings were issued and as it isn't the National Lottery, there is a certain amount of larking about but I'm sure the actual voting procedure will be conducted under the strict rules.

Rob  :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 20, 2008, 09:05
Sam - Dear.

The people who have posted more than one picture have been told it is against the rules, either on the thread or by PM - but you know what folks are like.  When I sort out the voting tomorrow I will enter the first picture posted or the one that the poster has told me they want entered.  

Simple as that !

If you don't like the way the competitions are run then there is no need for you even to read the competition threads.  And an attitude like yours will not gain you friends here, were a happy friendly bunch and don't put up with bad manners  :roll:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 20, 2008, 09:15
So how about a plot picture from you Sam  :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: samspade on June 20, 2008, 09:21
why is everyone so defencive?   I don't  think bad manners were used here-  if that is how you perceived it- I do sincerly apologize.  But I'm afraid I did think it was a fair question- putting teachers pet on the end was meant to lighten the question.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 20, 2008, 09:22
So forget about it Sam and post your picture  :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 20, 2008, 09:59
Sam - nobody can see if you're smiling or foaming at the mouth in rage when you post - that's where the 'Emoticons' or smilies come in useful.

I've been very careful to keep the competition fair - as Auntie says, only one photo will actually be in to vote for. The voting system is automatic and gives one vote per registered member. Although we have a prize - it's meant as a bit of fun and the last thing I want is to upset anyone.

Incidentally - nobody (me included) knows who voted for what.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alithefrog on June 20, 2008, 10:10
Come on Sam - put a smile on :D   :D  :D  & just join in with the fun & enter a photo if that's what you want to do.

If you don't want to post a photo for the competition,  you can always have a laugh :lol:  at mine & the hard work ahead of me getting my new plot ready!!

Are you smililing yet :?:  :?:

 :D  :D  :D I am smiling as this site is GREAT  :D  :D  :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 20, 2008, 10:45
I'm not smiling cos I haven't entered. Too busy to pull all the weeds out to see any veg !  :(

But when there's a 'Ducks in my garden surrounded by bright green netting' competition. You can all eat my shorts that day !!!!  :D

Rob  :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 20, 2008, 11:29
Title: A Vegetable Plot - Luckily not mine

Description:  Untended plot but much appreciated by the local wild life !

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/AVegetblePlot.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 20, 2008, 12:01
How did you get that photo of our garden ?  :shock:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: babe on June 20, 2008, 12:41
TITLE:  Sshhh magical lettuces

DESCRIPTION:  told you i had fairies in the garden  :D

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa171/happy-valley/aaa-1.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 20, 2008, 13:02
Babe - you're so creative!!!

Nice lettuce as well :)
Title: How do I bin the unwanted pic?
Post by: crapaud on June 20, 2008, 14:09
Just like to say...
my veggie pic for the comp, is the 2nd one -
I was just trying to be different with the 1st photo. :?  :?

Now...I'm not too sure sure about attaching
the emoticons.....do I left click and drag?(:) :?:
Hmmm?....
Well, anyway, this is a fun forum and a GREAT laugh.
Title: Re: How do I bin the unwanted pic?
Post by: DD. on June 20, 2008, 14:18
Quote from: "crapaud"
Just like to say...
my veggie pic for the comp, is the 2nd one -
I was just trying to be different with the 1st photo. :?  :?

Now...I'm not too sure sure about attaching
the emoticons.....do I left click and drag?(:) :?:
Hmmm?....
Well, anyway, this is a fun forum and a GREAT laugh.


Just left click & it will appear in what you're typing as if by magic.

 :D  :)  :(  :o  :lol:  8)  :?  :tongue2:  :roll:  :wink:

You can of course get carried away!

Don't forget that you'll find even more if you click on 'View more Emoticons'
 :mrgreen:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 20, 2008, 14:18
Just write your post and then click one of the emoticons to insert the code  :shock:

If you click "View more Emoticons" you get a pop up window with more choices. Just click what you like  like this cool dude :afro:

or  :geek: or  :thumbdown: or whatever you want  :salut:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 20, 2008, 14:20
Oh no - beaten to the post by DD  :study:  back to the book mine for me.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: crapaud on June 20, 2008, 14:42
:lol:  :bounce:  :alien:

What fun :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I like it :rendeer:

ta ever so
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: crapaud on June 20, 2008, 15:08
Ummm, how come the emo's don't show up in my posts:?:

Am I missing a braincell  :oops:

or is my comp missing some linkage :!:

maybe I should invest in some computering lessons. :?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 20, 2008, 15:11
Hi Crapaud.

have you got the little box below ticked for

'Disable smilies in this post' ???

It needs to be cleared (unticked).

Could be the problem.

Rob  :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: crapaud on June 20, 2008, 15:27
eureka! :D :D  :D

problem sorted.

 :cheers:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 20, 2008, 15:29
Ta Da !!

 :salut:  :thumleft:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Alithefrog on June 20, 2008, 16:52
:bounce: I like this
 :flower: this is so cool
 :sunny: wishing you all lots of this for the weekend
 :drunken: and some of this

I better go now before I get kicked off this lovely forum.

Hope you all have a good weekend  :cheers:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Yorkie on June 20, 2008, 18:02
My half

A work in progress:
(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll181/Yorkie1_photos/DSCF0162.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: babe on June 20, 2008, 21:21
Quote from: "john"
Babe - you're so creative!!!
aww thanks john, thats the nicest way anyones ever called me a nutter before  :D  :D  :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: mumsy on June 20, 2008, 21:31
Hey Babe, I think you ought to post your  plot, not just the fairy that did it :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Work in progress from April to May 2008
Post by: Swing Swang on June 20, 2008, 23:06
Title: Work in progress from April to May 2008

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk141/SwingSwang/GardenPanoramaAprilandMay08.jpg)

Description: Exactly one year ago I brought a patch of dense laurel which I fenced off. The trees were grubbed out, and 6 tonnes of stable manure were dug in before the winter frosts. The entry above shows the development of my first crops over a the four week period from late April to the end of May.

Swing Swang
Title: Purfik!
Post by: Bombers on June 20, 2008, 23:25
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/srebmob/Lettuce006.jpg)
From Kitchen Windowsill.... to Garden.... to Table. Just Purfik. :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 21, 2008, 13:48
srebmob - that's rather neat :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Bombers on June 21, 2008, 14:14
T.y. it's the only way I can persuade SWMBO to allow me to grow veggies in the garden. :wink: If she had her way it'd be back to lawn tomorrow!! :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: compostqueen on June 21, 2008, 14:15
lawn versus veggies  :shock:  No contest  :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Bombers on June 21, 2008, 14:17
Quote from: "compostqueen"
lawn versus veggies  :shock:  No contest  :D

I'd like to see her mowing me lettuces!!! :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Bombers on June 21, 2008, 14:18
Quote from: "compostqueen"
lawn versus veggies  :shock:  No contest  :D

I'd like to see her mowing me lettuces!!! :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Bombers on June 21, 2008, 14:18
There's an echo in here!!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: compostqueen on June 21, 2008, 14:21
I think lawns are just a waste of space unless they have poultry on em or raised beds full of veggies.  A green sward just to look and at mow, feed, weed, aerate, repair blah blah blah is just plain dull  :D

I don't like lawns, did I mention that  8)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Bombers on June 21, 2008, 14:33
Quote from: "compostqueen"
I think lawns are just a waste of space unless they have poultry on em or raised beds full of veggies.  A green sward just to look and at mow, feed, weed, aerate, repair blah blah blah is just plain dull  :D

I don't like lawns, did I mention that  8)

O.K. I get the message! My OH only likes to lie on it in the sun. She wouldn't care if I laid 'astro' turf TBH.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 21, 2008, 14:38
I hope she uses plenty of sun screen and a sun shade srebmob.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Bombers on June 21, 2008, 14:42
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
I hope she uses plenty of sun screen and a sun shade srebmob.

Oh factor 25 all over!!! That's my job to apply of course!! :wink:   8)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 21, 2008, 14:50
This is what Aunt Sally recommends...

UV Varnish (http://www.earthbornpaints.co.uk/products/oilbased/uvvarnish.htm) (Link)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Bombers on June 21, 2008, 15:35
LMAO   :lol:  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: purplebean on June 21, 2008, 16:20
Quote from: "compostqueen"
I don't like lawns, did I mention that  8)


I also hate lawns, the only reason we have a bit of one (its mostly weeds but don't tell anyone) is so our son has somewhere for his paddling pool
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 21, 2008, 17:35
Quote from: "DD."
This is what Aunt Sally recommends...

UV Varnish (http://www.earthbornpaints.co.uk/products/oilbased/uvvarnish.htm) (Link)


You may scoff DD. but it's kept my exterior it tip top condition for over 300 years  :wink:  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 21, 2008, 17:37
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"


You may scoff DD.


I certainly will after this rain swells me peas!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 21, 2008, 17:37
This competition will be closing VERY soon today and voting will commence there after - when I've sorted it out  :roll:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 21, 2008, 17:39
What rain  :?:

We've had a couple of short showers in the past week.  I've had to water all me veg on the lottie this week including my tatoes :evil:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 21, 2008, 17:52
Not had a lot - about 3mm - but more forecast this evening.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 21, 2008, 22:00
Voting is now open. and will last for 7 days

All qualifying entries can be seen in John's original post on page 1 of this topic
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Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: chickchick on June 24, 2008, 13:52
it was close between alex98 and jack russell, but imo jack russel had the edge!
lovely photos of them all, thanks
one day i will learn how to download photos onto the laptop ad then you can see mine!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 24, 2008, 13:57
You've just made a contest out of it !!

Nice close running all the way. Better than the grand national.  :D

I've voted but not saying who for yet. But he's still got a good chance.

Rob  :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Yorkie on June 24, 2008, 18:20
Sometimes I do wonder why I entered when I didn't even vote for myself  :roll:  :!:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 24, 2008, 18:54
Someone mentioned that on one of the other compies that all credit should be given to those with no votes, as obviously they did not vote for themselves!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: babe on June 24, 2008, 22:19
Quote from: "DD."
Someone mentioned that on one of the other compies that all credit should be given to those with no votes, as obviously they did not vote for themselves!


anyone voting for them selves should be made to sit facing the corner wearing nowt but a stinging nettle bikini  :D and then get spanked with some soggy lollo rosso
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 24, 2008, 22:23
That's very reasonable Babe  :lol:

Firm but fair  :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 24, 2008, 22:24
Wonder if John can write a script to prevent self-voting ?

Or just send babe round with the nettles and lollo rosso.  :shock:

rob
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 24, 2008, 22:26
Wish I'd voted for myself now.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 24, 2008, 22:26
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
Wonder if John can write a script to prevent self-voting ?

Or just send babe round with the nettles and lollo rosso.  :shock:

rob


I think the threat of Babe's punishment is enough :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: babe on June 24, 2008, 22:29
Quote from: "DD."
Wish I'd voted for myself now.


oh dooby...im just picturing you in a bikini  :oops:  :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 24, 2008, 22:30
Quote from: "john"
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
Wonder if John can write a script to prevent self-voting ?

Or just send babe round with the nettles and lollo rosso.  :shock:

rob


I think the threat of Babe's punishment is enough :)


Oh, it's a punishment ?!!  :shock:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: purplebean on June 24, 2008, 22:31
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
Wonder if John can write a script to prevent self-voting ?


If he does that might just encourage strategic voting a bit like Eurovision  :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 24, 2008, 22:34
You mean the leicester posse voting for each other and the Suffolk massive voting for the Essex mob, etc ?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: purplebean on June 24, 2008, 22:37
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
You mean the leicester posse voting for each other and the Suffolk massive voting for the Essex mob, etc ?


That's it, but us Yorkshire folk won't be voting for any Lancastrians  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: babe on June 24, 2008, 22:39
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
Suffolk massive voting for the Essex mob


wash your mouth out...... i would never vote for a breed that wears white stillettoes in winter..... the shame of it  :?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: chickchick on June 24, 2008, 22:39
well i have millions of stinging nettles if anyone wants some
PLEASE :lol:  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: peapod on June 24, 2008, 22:40
Quote from: "purplebean"
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
You mean the leicester posse voting for each other and the Suffolk massive voting for the Essex mob, etc ?


That's it, but us Yorkshire folk won't be voting for any Lancastrians  :lol:

Well ill remember YOU on the next comp PB

 :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
 :lol:

Paula
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 24, 2008, 22:43
uh oh. turf wars.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: mdueal on June 25, 2008, 14:05
Do we vote for the best photograph - as its a photography competition or for the best looking vegetable plot as thats what the forum is about - my brain is confused!!

I really liked the picture down the homemade tunnel taht someone posted but then it wasnt in the selections which was a shame - thought it was an interesting picture photographically speaking!!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 25, 2008, 14:26
You just vote for the picture you like the best, or whatever criteria appeals to you.  

Or shut your eyes and pick one with a pin..... but be careful not to damage your screen  :roll:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Sadgit on June 25, 2008, 14:58
pick me.. pick me.. *jumps up and down waving arms* pick me...

*sobs* only vote I have in my own :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: purplebean on June 25, 2008, 22:00
Quote from: "Sadgit"
pick me.. pick me.. *jumps up and down waving arms* pick me...

*sobs* only vote I have in my own :D


It's the nettle bikini and soggy lollo rosso for you then  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Pompey Spud on June 27, 2008, 18:03
The humour on this site just cracks me up. Well done people. Makes you proud to be British.  :)

Permission to sing the National Anthem!

PUP!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 27, 2008, 18:12
Funny Pompey Spud...  Funny, what do you mean,  we're not here for a laugh you know.  This is a very serious gardening forum  :!:

And Sadgit - HOW MANY VOTES HAS AUNTY GOT  :?:  :cry:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2008, 19:31
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
And Sadgit - HOW MANY VOTES HAS AUNTY GOT  :?:  :cry:


Same as me  :!:

And a few others, but I can't see the list of votes from this particular screen ...
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: babe on June 27, 2008, 19:31
Quote from: "Pompey Spud"

Permission to sing the National Anthem!
PUP!


is that the ditty about crushing norty scotsmen  :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: babe on June 27, 2008, 19:34
Quote from: "babe"
Quote from: "Pompey Spud"

Permission to sing the National Anthem!
PUP!


is that the ditty about crushing norty scotsmen  :D

yup here's the 6th verse.

Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
And like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush.
God save the Queen!

everyone run to scotland and slap a norty scotsboy.... by permission of the queen. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 27, 2008, 19:40
You could slap them in the trossachs  :shock:

...or a bit of a smack in the Gorbals.

Strange how our national anthem incites violence against a part of our own nation. No wonder they don't support our footy team.

Rob
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: wighty on June 27, 2008, 20:36
corr, finally managed to find out the voting thingy, and it worked, a first for me.  Sorry did the pin  thing and managed not to damage the screen.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 28, 2008, 17:55
Voting ends today so please cast a vote if you haven't done so yet  :!:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Yorkie on June 28, 2008, 21:48
OK fans, time for you all to come out of the woodwork (or weeds, or wherever you've been hiding) and overtake the frontrunners  :D

(Well, I can live in hope!)  :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 28, 2008, 22:12
The voting has now closed

and the results are:

Joint 1st -  Janie and Weessy with 10 vote each

3rd - Jack Russel with 7 votes
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 28, 2008, 22:20
Congrats to both winners and hope you enjoy your half of the book  :shock:

..and to all the runners up of course.

Rob  :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: jack russell on June 28, 2008, 22:22
Thanks to all who voted for me :cry: maybee next time eh,  when mine is finished :wink:

congrats to the joint winners very nice plots peeps

I cant wait to find out the next comp :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 28, 2008, 22:27
I hear the next one is "My canine avatar from the North East" so you're in with a good chance  :wink:

Rob
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 28, 2008, 22:33
Well since we don't have a clear winner, we'll reopen the voting for a day or two until we do. Sorry, I've only got the one copy to offer and cutting it in two would be difficult as my scissors are blunt.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 28, 2008, 22:35
I have added one more day to the poll so there is plenty of time for a dozen of you to cast a vote of Aunty  8)  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 28, 2008, 22:38
Blatant !!  :wink:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 28, 2008, 22:41
What do you mean Rob  :shock:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 28, 2008, 22:45
Trying to persuade the voting public. I'm sure it would be frowned upon in certain other countries at the moment  :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 28, 2008, 22:52
I would never do that rob :wink: But I do have a nice damp dungeon complete with rats  :shock:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 28, 2008, 22:56
In the next competition we will simplify things by announcing the winner at the start :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 28, 2008, 22:56
True Mugabe democracy !!  :)

Any candidate you like as long as you don't enjoy daylight and food  8)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: chickchick on June 29, 2008, 21:30
was there joint winners? or am i going mad?
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 29, 2008, 21:31
There WAS but John didn't want to cut the book in half  :roll:

So the poll is  running for another day.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: chickchick on June 29, 2008, 21:35
oh sorry aunty i see!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 29, 2008, 22:09
The final Result after 8 days of voting


1st - Weessy with 11 vote

2nd - Jannie with 10 vote

3rd - Jack Russel with 8 votes
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: SalJ1980 on June 29, 2008, 22:13
Congrats Weessy!!!  :D

Now...what's the subject of the next comp?

Can I suggest "The view from your plot"? (Biased of course as I have a great one!  :lol: )
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: poultrygeist on June 29, 2008, 22:17
Well done Weessy

A hard won prize.

And to all entrants.

Rob  :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 29, 2008, 22:17
Since it was so close, Jannie would you like a consolation prize of a copy of my book? If you've got it an alternative is available. I'll PM you.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 29, 2008, 22:18
Third prize is two copies.

(Sorry John :oops:  :oops: )
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Weessy on June 29, 2008, 22:25
Wow! Thanks to everybody who voted for me, I'm chuffed to bits. Special thanks to freecyclegardener who suggested entering the comp in the first place after seeing the picture in one of my posts. Well done to everybody, looking forward to another comp now as it has been good fun!
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 29, 2008, 22:29
Quote from: "DD."
Third prize is two copies.

(Sorry John :oops:  :oops: )


Wounded me there!  :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: SalJ1980 on June 29, 2008, 22:30
Quote from: "john"
Quote from: "DD."
Third prize is two copies.

(Sorry John :oops:  :oops: )


Wounded me there!  :)


But surely that would mean one copy for home, and one copy for the shed on the plot...that's a stunna of a plan!  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 29, 2008, 22:34
Very kind Sal (nice avatar as well!) :)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: SalJ1980 on June 29, 2008, 22:40
Thanks, he's very naughty, very noisy and very cute (often all at the same time!)

How about a "Favourite Photo of your Pet" comp? My entry:

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk49/salj1980/Pics/DSC00243.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: John on June 29, 2008, 22:44
What a cutie :)

We've never had a ginger cat - perhaps one day.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 29, 2008, 23:03
Well that's ruined the margins!

We're currently guesting three.

We had two which my daughter took with her when she got her own place with OH.

The tenancy of that fell through when the landlord decided he could get more renting out individual rooms to students.

Result - 2 extra humans & 3 cats in the house as daughter's OH had one also.

This is one of them Christmas before last.

CZ6Yds3llc0
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: SalJ1980 on June 29, 2008, 23:07
Ah bless!

Christmas Trees = HUGE CAT TOYS!!!!  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 29, 2008, 23:13
I missed the bit where she pulled the tree on top of her, though.
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: SalJ1980 on June 29, 2008, 23:14
He he he...when she swapped from the chairs to the sideboard and then leaned waaaaaay over the edge, I was just *waiting* for her to fall off!  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: jannie on June 30, 2008, 08:55
well done Weessy  :D well deserved win there congratulations  :D  :D  :salut: and also well done jack russell :D  :thumleft:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: Yorkie on June 30, 2008, 20:39
DD, will you have enough peas to feed all those extra mouths?  :roll:
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: jannie on June 30, 2008, 20:41
hi everyone , very sorry sould have remembered my manner's  :oops: a very big thank you for everone who voted,and thank you again John can't wait to read the book. :lol:  :D
Title: Photo Competition #3 "A Vegetable Plot"
Post by: DD. on June 30, 2008, 22:03
Quote from: "Yorkie1"
DD, will you have enough peas to feed all those extra mouths?  :roll:


Actually, yes. Picked about 15 lb of peas yesterday! (Weight in pods).

Yes, I've got enough.

No, they're not getting any! :twisted: