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convert video mov to mp4

How to convert video from ” .mov ” to ” .mp4 ”  format for free without any software ?

There is a solution for everything if we put our mind to it. I wanted to embed my video in HTML page I was practicing. I tried, but it didn’t work because my videos are saved in ” .mov ” format and HTML accept videos in ” .mp4 “ format. So,I started looking for softwares for it. There are several free and paid softwares, apps and websites available to convert videos to mp4. But, I wasn’t sure which one is better, reliable and safe. So, I tried Google Photo and VOILA, I finally got it. I thank to Google Photo app developers who built such a wonderful Google Photo app. It saves the videos in mp4 format by default when we create movie from it, and not only this, there are more amazing features available in this app, and it is free.

In Google Photo, we are also able to trim the video and add music in it. By default, Google Photo add their own music from their music themes when we create movie from our videos or photos and they also built features options to make us able to edit musics. There are three options available in it:

  1.  Add musics from Google music themes. There are several interesting music themes available.
  2.  Add our own musics and
  3.  No Music. This option is for if we do not want any music in our video.

However, I am pleased with it and would like to share it with all of you. I have explained it in step by step images how to convert videos to mp4 format. So, let’s try it and I hope you all will like it too, and find it very useful for your projects. It does not take time, it just takes few seconds and it is done unless you do some more editing in your videos.

What is destroying my Box Buxus plant

Does your  Box ( Buxus ) Plant looks like in this image?

topiary attaked by buxux caterpillar

Covered with Webbing and leaves are eaten of the Topiary/ Box (Buxus ) plant means that your plant has been attacked by BOX TREE CATERPILLAR ( Cydalima perspectalis ).

box tree caterpillar

This Caterpillar is the larvae of a moth and it feeds on Box ( Buxus ) plants. If this caterpillar not controlled immediately then it will completely defoliate your box plants like in this image below.

completley defoliated topiary

The more your plant is damaged the more caterpillars are present, so that could be up to hundred in one box plant as I personally collected and counted approximately 51 Box tree caterpillars as in images below.

many box caterpillar
box tree caterpillar in tray

How to eliminate Box Tree Caterpillar?

Best way is to remove them by hand as I do and the rest leave it to the natural predators insects such as the common Wasps which I found the most  incredible predator which eats all the plants eater insects. I actually filmed it eating caterpillar, CLICK HERE to watch video. I also upload this video on my twitter @inspiringhobby.

wasps attacked box tree caterpillar
german wasp

Hampton Court Flower Show year 2018

Hampton Court Flower Show 2018

Hampton Court RHS Flower Show is a wonderful place for day out with family and friends. My wife and I visited there couple of days ago. It was the most beautiful RHS spectacular Flower Show. It was very hot that day but we had a wonderful time. There were many beautiful amazing flowers, plants and award winning Garden on display. We bought some plants and garden accessories from there and their price were reasonable. There were  also many food stalls, restaurant and garden accessories, clothes and tools stalls which meant we spent too much money! It was well organised and also had First Aid Camps and place where you can get water free. The Car Park wasn’t too far but did not have clear signage that took us around 15-20 minutes to find it.

Well, I have taken some pictures of the  flower and Garden Displays. I couldn’t take the pictures of all the Garden Displays because there were too many people, very excited and anxiously wondering around everywhere hoping that I couldn’t get a better view to take pictures but eventually I managed.

I took some pictures also  in Ascot Spring Garden Show  we visited in April if you would like to see them.


Pretty but Lethal insect

Rosemary Beetle

rosemary beetle

This insect is green metallic colour with purple stripes. I saw this first time in our garden sitting on Lavender flower, they were three of them. It looked very pretty but if they are large in numbers then they can cause some serious damages to plants.

It is first time I saw this Beetle in our garden. I did not bother to do anything about it, because it looked pretty and harmless. Later, I checked on internet to find out what they are called.

So, I learnt that this Beetle is called Rosemary Beetle and it is harmful to aromatic plants such as Lavender, Thymes, Rosemary and other plants like these. This Beetle spread very fast and if they are too many in numbers then they can seriously harm the plants. Rosemary Beetle and its Larvae both feed on foliage and flowers of aromatic plants. So I quickly ran back to our garden and frantically started searching for them, eliminate them before they cause serious damage to our plants. Read more

Lethal insect for plants

This is a Grub of Vine Weevil

I gave some informations about Vine Weevil Beetle on my previous post. I did not have its Grub’s picture at that time. Finally, I have found some Grubs in one of our pot which contained Lilly bulbs. This plant wasn’t doing very well and it was dying because of the Grubs eating the bulbs. I treated this plant with Nematodes but it was already too late and the damage was done. Still, most of the grubs had been killed by Nematodes. I found only six grubs in the pot , two were alive and four were dead.

Read more to identify these grubs and to eliminate.

More Plants bugs arrived

Vine Weevil are out and about. Protect your potted plants !

Vine Weelvil are insects which eat plants leaves and its Grubs eat plant’s roots which kill the plants. I have caught them eating my plant’s leaves in our garden. I have killed them instantly. They already have damaged our all Lilly plants which are planted on pots. I had been investigating for two weeks that what was eating the leaves of  our Lilly, and finally I caught them yesterday. Must act now, protect your plants. What is Vine Weelvil and how to eliminate them ?

About me and my website

 CREATING, CARING and WRITING are my hobbies

I am extremely thankful to my beloved mother for passing down her knowledge and skills to me  that has enriched my life and made me appreciate the more simpler things in life. It is very much true that the Paradise lies beneath Mother’s feet. All the knowledge that I have of handicrafts passed down to me from my beloved mother. Also some  knowledge of Gardening I learnt it from my mother while I used to help her in the  garden. My mother used to do all kinds of handicrafts and she was a very knowledgeable and skilful person.

Creating, gives me something to admire which I make and that make me happy and also make me feel freedom that I can make anything what I want. Creating things configure my mind to do anything skilfully and in proper way how it is supposed to be done, increases my knowledge and skills by making and practicing and also I learn more new things by making mistakes. I loose nothing with that but gain more knowledge.

Caring, looking after the nature like garden plants cheers me up all the time, give me relaxation and keep my mind and health healthy and fit. I believe that we always stay connected with nature because we human also the part of a nature and have a very close relationship with this earth.

Writing, I generally do not enjoy blogging or writing blogs, but I do enjoy sharing informations and the things that I have learnt. So, I now have an  opportunity to share my knowledge with other people which hopefully will be useful and beneficial to them. As my mother said that whatever knowledge I have or I gain, always share it with others and do not keep it to yourself.

Well that’s all for now.

These days I have been posting some gardening information because it is a plant’s planting season and also because there are lots of pests come in gardens and damages the plants in this season, I am posting their informations that the people who have interest of gardening aware of these intruders if they don’t know and get prepare and prevent their plants to get damaged. The informations of gardening I am posting is all base on my own gardening experieance. Whatever problem or pests and plant diseases occur in my garden and how I treat and get rid of those pests, I tell on my website, also I publish some images of my flowers and plants in my garden and also I give information about garden events and shows so that people go there and get inspiration and new plants.

Meanwhile I am working on other crafts and web design projects to give you friends some tips and tutorials. Which I will start posting soon.

Good Day friends

Latest Garden News

I found more Sawfly caterpillar type larvae on my plants. I have posted their images so that if you see them in your garden quickly kill them before they eat your plants leaves, specially rose leaves. Do you know whit is Sawfly ?

sayfly full image
Rose sawfly caterpillar type larvae

Aphids Greenflies are Still attacking roses. They are not too many but still need to control them before they multiply. So, wash them down regularly or spray Neem Oil.


 More Photos of my garden plants and flowers have been added to my garden gallery 2018.