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Latest posts by Tootles

Top jobs for the weekend

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:05

finding, than haggling, for a stone bench and some terraccotta pots! Very excited!

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:05

Thanks forester2. I think Christine is fantastic. I love her style and her character. Will have to record this as will be at work. 

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:45

My cats fur, and hyacinths and that frosty morning smell in the garden - lovely!

I don't know what it's called, but there's a certain men's aftershave that makes me gag! I had to move seats on the train when a chap sitting next to me had soaked himself in it!

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:39

Snowathlete - hold out your hand! ????

I pretty much 'bargain' for a living, although in my profession we call it negotiating. I have no issue at all in asking, and being asked for a discount. 

Good on you Verdun. If you don't ask, you don't get.  Also, it often makes you want to return to someone who gives you a bargain. Makes good business sense to entertain offers.  Businesses with brains account for it anyway by adding a bit on in the first place. 

If I was rolling in it, I'd still hunt out a bargain!


Talkback: Hibernating ladybirds

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:45

i reckon they must be doing what us humans have been doing and making the most of the warm weather. I wonder if they've scarpered home now? It was Baltic today!


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:41

hello roy. Hope the new allotment goes well. i tend to whack on manure in winter so as to allow it to break down in the cold.  I give it a good dig over again in spring, and put a bit more on. My philosophy is that you ca never have too much poop!

Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 05:39

Oooh lovely! Hope it gives you years of pleasure. 


Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:13

Goodo. I purchased mine off ebay, but did it in the spring when the gardening bug is coming out of hibernation. I looked in my local newsagents window too when I was searching. Perhaps if you can't sell it now, dismantle it and store it until the daffs are out. 

Are you upgrading?

Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:07

Try contacting any allotments locally. If you ask a sensible price someone may take it. Good luck!

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I'm up for a few auctions, a bit of ebay browsing and some reclamation yard visiting. this has all been a real education for me. Thanks for all the comments on this thread. I'll never look at a chunk of stone in the same way again!

my other half is trying to put me off - he highlighted the potential 'Bernard Mikes' issue from sitting on cold stone! Thanks a 'Bunch'! 


Discussions started by Tootles

See you later work, two weeks off!

Smiling from ear to ear! 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 23:05

Hey Good Looking.....

Whatcha got cooking...... 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 10:07

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 19:27

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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