Tootles


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Plant catnip plant outside in Spring or Autumn?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:41

It's pretty tough stuff so if you get it out now it's probs still warm enough for it to bed in. It dies down over winter anyway. I cut mine right back to the ground and it makes for a stunning display in late spring and summer. Really really easy to propagate so you could take a cutting from your plant just incase.

gardeners world theme tune

Posted: Yesterday at 17:38

I totally agree. I love the theme tune. Seem to recall them showing the recording of it a few years back.

I also love love love the first words which are Monty's "hello"! My other half does a great impression.

Agree that 9.30pm is a bit late.  Looking forward to it being on earlier next week. 

My border

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:17

Beautiful. What a lovely setting. Love how the trees frame it.

Disappointed with new shed.. how far to take it.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:15

That's so annoying for you. All that painting is hard work. I'd suggest getting them to paint it for you, or get a quote from so one else to do it and ask the supplier if they will be willing to pay the invoice. Once that's done you can forget about it and get on with using it. If you end up with them removing it it'll be such a hassle. It's very naughty of them to have misled you. Hope you manage to get it sorted.

greenhouse

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:15

Hi Julia 11

i went for a second hand one but a good brand. I did loads of research before hand. I wanted a sturdy one rather than a dirt cheap one. For me this meant a robinsons or a rhino. I ended up with a robinsons purchased from ebay. It's brilliant! Really well made, cleaver design and I'm pretty sure it'll be 20 years before I even think about replacing it. I paid someone I found on the internet to collect it from the ebay seller, which meant him dismantling it and he also re- erected it for me.  in my humble opinion it's best to go for one that will last. Buy cheap, buy twice!

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 15:08

Hi, yes I don't know how two threads appeared as I only posted it once. Thanks for the replies. Eeeeek, the tree I picked these from didn't have thorns. Does that mean they are not from a blackthorn? Do blackthorns produce fruit then and is the fruit poisonous or just the thorns?

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 15:04

Thanks for the replies. There were no spikes on the tree so I came away injury free! Sloes must be tasty if you go back year after year frenscan!  

Yum yum - wild damson gin sounds delicious.  Ive been advised to leave it until Christmas, just giving it a stir every now and then. 

cant wait to try it!

thanks again

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:51

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Hello peeps - does anyone know if these are damsons or sloes? I picked them in a field and fancied having a go at making flavoured gin. They have a pale green flesh and a dark blue skin and taste like a sour plum. Thanks

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59895.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59896.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Hello peeps - does anyone know if these are damsons or sloes? I picked them in a field and fancied having a go at making flavoured gin. They have a pale green flesh and a dark blue skin and taste like a sour plum. Thanks

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59895.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Random question but why....

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:11

So they are greedy and nosey!! Cute! Thanks for the replies nut n flower.

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Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Fab Gardening Programme

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The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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What do you do with garlic?

Do you dry it out? 
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