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Latest posts by Tootles

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 10:52

First go at cut spring flowers from the garden. I think I need to brush up on my arranging skills though. I understand that it's best to have odd numbers of flowers. Any tips appreciated.


Adding photos problem

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:35

I've been getting that message for a while too. Took me a while to work out but as Runny says, click on ok at the bottom of the message and wait a minute or so. Good luck! 

Wilted seedlings! :(

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:29

Might you have over watered Wychelm? Did they have true leaves before you potted them on?

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:26

I love that everyone's seedlings are coming on. I'm going to plants a few more seeds in the heated prop tomorrow. 

Wanted to share these photos if I may. Lovely flowers bought for me by my mum yesterday. This is why I can't wait to have a cut flower patch. If i can produce anything nearly as nice as these I'll be doing cartwheels down the lane! They just make me smile and feel very lucky that we have nature to produce such natural pleasures.


Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:36


this was a question at my garden centre quiz last week: " what do you feed daffs in autumn to help prevent them flowering blind"?

the answer, to my surprise, was tomite, or any tomato feed. I'll certainly be giving it a go as lots of mine are blind this year. 

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 19:15

Cowslip, click on the teeny tiny box with a tree in it, second to last on the right. You only see it when you open a box to submit a reply. Then press select and it should be self explanatory after that. Good luck! Hope you manage to post a photo of your pooch.

Ideas for a burial plot

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 19:11

Hi Marben

What a special place for your plants.  I do hope that there is comfort in working towards the planting that you want. 

You could try some Alyssum. I found some in my border for the first time this year and it was an absolute joy. Beautiful little clusters of white flowers that just out-bloomed everything else. It seemed to glow with light in the evening. I didn't know what it was so after posting a picture on here, helpful folk identified it for me. i was warned that it can spread, but personally I hope it does as its so pretty. It hasn't disappeared either and at the moment it's a tidy little round ball of green.  It would compliment most things I think.

Hoping you find the plants thst are right for you and your daughter.


bad day

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 18:43

At last, a cheery note in the sky.... Hope this cheers you up a little bit Graham..



Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 18:13

What a lovely touching post Dorset. Oliver must have had a fantastic life. 

bad day

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:17

Sorry to hear that Graham. It's been a nasty old day weather wise. Hope you manage to salvage some of your plants.

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