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Latest posts by Tootles

Suitable climbing rose

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 21:59

I've got Claire Austin and Madam Alfred Carrier. The latter has grown very successfully of an arch. It has a strong perfume and is white. Lots of blooms. A bit of black spot though.  The  Madam Alfred is growing over the arch and this was its second year, while the Claire is the smaller slower growing one to the right of the arch in its first year....

 ....and this is two years in (with my mum underneath!) just after flowering..



Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 17:45

Dug out all of my plants in a flower bed around the front of the house and dug in 300litres of topsoil. Put psome of the plants back in and have put others in a temporary bed ready to donate to mum and other half's mum. Also put some in my gorilla garden. Got beaten by the light otherwise I'd still be out there. 

Had a quick soak in the bath and now waiting for tea to cook....and then strictly and Downton! 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 17:39

Hi Granma - I 'think' I've sent you a PM message.... But do let me know if it didn't make it and I'll have another go. 

Plant ID help please

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:25

Just goes to show what a fab website this is because of the folks on here. I ventured on to the seed swap thread only to find Granma has some Lychnis seeds going and is going to kindly post some to me.  Just lovely. They will be all the more cherished knowing they have come from someone on here. 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:19

That is so kind! Thank you so much. I'll definately start collecting seed and doing the same. Really is very much appreciated.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 09:50

Hi Granma - would it be possible to get some  Lychnis Caledonia from you at all please? I haven't ventured into the seed swap thread before so I'm not sure how it works. Can I send you a stamped self addressed envelope? Thanks so much. Discovered Lychnis only yesterday when I posted a plant ID question. Love this web site! 

Plant ID help please

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:25

 I've found this one Obelixx. I haven't ever bought seeds off eBay but might give this a go.

Plant ID help please

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:06

Ohhh lovely! Thanks! Time to make a purchase! Will perhaps have a go at it from seed. 


Plant ID help please

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 16:32

 hello - does anyone know what the plant is in this photo that has the silvery leaves and pink flowers? Also if it is annual?


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 05:54

Managed to get quite a few Victoria Sponge. Hebes, Iberis....and then some starting with a P....and C..... that I keep forgetting the names of!  

got to love a bargain!

Discussions started by Tootles

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Have the photos been superimposed?

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Proposal on the local gardening show!

He's only gone and done it! 
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Morning has broken

Just had to share.... 
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Some random questions....

Planning from my sofa! 
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Carrots - what's the secret?!

How to get some good ones. 
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In our thoughts

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Turnips and Broad Beans...

What to do over winter.... 
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Plant ID help please

Pink flowers.... 
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Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 14:25

Boooo. No more GW until spring.

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Plant identity question..

Border plant... 
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Last Post: 18/10/2015 at 17:15

Strange problem....

Mouse in the oven 
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Gardener's rewards...

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Not quite ripe seeds....

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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

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