Garden original - left border

Posted Sun 08 January 2017 in garden

These are the pictures of how things were in the garden on the 8th Jan. I have no idea what many of the plants that are still visible are, or what is going to grow throughout the year.

It is split into three parts. This is the left hand side of the garden looking from the house. It is on the south west side of the garden. It is in shadow from other houses and the fence for most of the day. This side of the garden is less wet than the other side.

This is the beginning of the area that runs along side the house. There are a variety of small shrubs and creeping vines.


There is a patch of what I am guessing is Montbretia, but could be some other Iris like thing.


There is a climbing plant along a trellis. It is completely dormant, in fact …

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First impressions of garden

Posted Thu 22 December 2016 in garden

It's the day after the shortest day of the year. I now have my first garden although I am not actually moving in until after Christmas.

Even though it is sunny the whole garden is in shadow, the houses are arranged so that they could be blocking the light in many different directions. The garden faces north west, so I am expecting that there will be sun in the afternoon and evening later in the year.

I have a bag of bluebell bulbs that I bought a couple of months ago, so I plant them now as the bulbs don't last that long apparently. The ground is very wet and heavy, one hole I dig fills with water and it is not very deep.

I'm a little bit disappointed, although I console myself this is going to be the very worst time and clearly things do grow here.

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Upgrade to Fedora 15 on Acer 3810T laptop

Posted Sat 23 July 2011 in computing

At one time I would upgrade very soon after a new release came out. These days there is rarely any must-have new features, so I have been leaving upgrades later and later. This time, so much so that I have completely skipped F14 and gone straight to F15.

A number of things have changed and the following notes may be useful.

I installed the 64 bit version of fedora on this machine. Everything went without any problems during the install.

In general everything just works as you would expect and as previously. This biggest change probably gnome-shell and I will probably write something separate on that, but there is no problems with the video driver, it works very smoothly on this machine, unlike on my desktop machine where it was just about unusable out of the box. Suspend

This works fine although you still have to add the option i8042.reset=1 …

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