Tuesday, 12 October 2021

"grumbumblegrumpf ..."

... Mago muttered at yet another of IDV's nags about the
impending deadline of this year's Garden Photos Event.

 

Yes, it's time for another reminder to submit your snaps for the 2021 

I N F O M A N I A C
Garden Photos Event

So I'm expecting more muttering when he sees this post...

 

 Just like last year, the Infomaniac Garden Photos Event will be held here at this very blog in November.  So, for those of you who wish to take part - and for those of you who don't but are going to anyway so that you don't get nagged/berated/turned-into-a-frog-or-woodlouse etc. - please email me your garden photo/s by Thursday 28th October!

 You can submit just one photo (of a prized specimen/object of ridicule, or your whole garden), or a multitude of snaps showcasing all manner of green-fingered/thumbed efforts.  And please include a brief - or verbose - blurb with each photo/set-of-photos, ideally something that amongst other things (gardening tales, tips & observations, full on rants about shovelling horse shit, for example) states what the plant is, because I'm not Jon (The Official Plant Spotter of Blogdom) and I don't want to do any more research than I have to!

 If you submit three or more photos (and blurb/s) you'll almost certainly get a GPE post all to yourself.  One or two photos will probably mean that you'll end up sharing the limelight with another member of the Blogorati - Except for Hound who has already sent me his "photo" and, due to the subject matter, will be enjoying a post all of his own. 
 I'm sure you'll thank me when you gaze upon his gardening methods!

 Almost forgot: As well as your GPE photo/s, if you have something suitable, please also send me a photo/photos of terrifying Triffids, poisonous plants, or carnivorous Caryophyllales (look it up) for the Hallowe'en warm-up event: Terrifying Triffidery!  And if you don't have anything suitable, just take some extreme close-up/weirdly lit/oddly angled photos of otherwise ordinary plants for that creepy look.  If you get stuck, why not take a look at last year's Triffids for ideas. 

 And for any of The Very Mistress's old guard Bitches, or any lurkers or only occasional/sporadic visitors here who would like to take part - please do!  If you're not sure what this is all about, please click here for info and a little history. and here for links to last year's gardens.  Oh, and don't worry if you haven't ever commented here before, and don't concern yourselves with not knowing who we are/us not knowing who you are - the more the merrier!
Besides, we'll need a few extra bodies to placate the Triffids...
Shhhhhh!!!  We're supposed to be encouraging people to join in,
not scaring them off!
Bah!
 Don't listen to them.  No one will be thrown to the Triffids.  Although, if you stumble over an errant plant pot and fall in, well...
 
 Anyway, photos and blurbs can be sent to my blog's gmail account (just click on my profile link on my Sideboard to get it), or to my personal hotmail account (for those of you who have it) - by Thursday 28th October (Savvy!  This means you!!). 
 I'm really looking forward to seeing how your gardens grow!

24 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to it immensely! jx

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  2. Oh, dear... I must resize all my photos. I just know I am going to bollox this up... I've been taking pics throughout the summer into fall. Its not much to look at... I feel like Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh.

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    1. Don't worry about resizing your photos, Upton (unless you need to in order to email them?) - I'm more than happy to resize any that may need it in order to add them to Blogger. And besides, I might spy something triffidy in the originally-sized image that could feature in "Terrifying Triffidery" (or elsewhere).

      Eeyore is my favourite Pooh character!

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  3. You already have my pix - should I go back and blurb the heck out of them or let sheer perfection speak for itself?

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    1. Yes, I do have your 48 (!!?!!?) photos, Ms Nations. If there's anything in particular that you'd like to say about any of them, by all means get blurbing, but otherwise I think we'll let everyone get lost in sheer perfection!

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  4. Are you suggestively calling us pansies with these photos?

    (*raises eye brow, thinks in Morticia Addams persona.)

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  5. What was that about green fingers?
    https://geekysextoys.com/product/the-incredible-dong/

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  6. I will make a note in my diary.... OR, I might send the pics straight away. I started the Spring with good intentions, but then everything got a little bit soggy in the rain.
    Sx

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    1. There's no time like the present - Send them now, Ms Scarlet. Send them now!

      Not that I'll do anything with them straight away as I'll need the last-minute panic of an imminent November to get my arse into gear!

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  7. I'm going to cheat this year. Because we have moved house and what I hope will become a garden is a mass of cuttings, teeny-weeny seedlings and some out-of focus pics...I'm going to allow myself to post some of the glories tht featured for nearly 20 years at our old place.Well, it's the same year, right? So that's technically NOT cheating. OH! For you, Mago, I'll post a waxenblum, though it's not currently flowering.But I'll let you borrow it, ok?

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    1. Ooh, you're going to send some more? Splendid!
      Yes, plants from the old place still count. After all, you were living there for some of this year, so they definitely need a look in.

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  8. My whole garden is an object of ridicule and pigeon carcasses.

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    1. I'm with Mitzi this year.

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    2. Funnily enough (well, not really funny at all, actually), I found a pigeon carcass behind the back fence the other day.

      Anyway... No lanai photos, Mitzi? No sunflowers, Very Mistress?

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  9. I haven't forgot toots...I trying to think what I want to show for a terrifying triffid. I don't think a close up cock pic will be in order for such a classy event.

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    1. More terrific than terrifying, Maddie. Although, it could still have someone's eye out!

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  10. WHEW! I was worried I'd missed the deadline! I still have time...

    xoxox

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