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Latest posts by Tootles

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 08:13

Hello - it's year number two for me and my greenhouse. Best garden purchase I have made. I got a Robinsons. After doing a lot of research, it was always going to be a stand alone one and it was either going to be a robinsons, halls or a rhino for me.  Ended up getting an absolute bargain off ebay; a nearly new robinsons. The costly bit was paying someone to dismantle, collect and install in my garden, not to mention getting the right surface down to put it on. But it has been a dream though. I'd was worried about mould and damp with a lean to one, probably unnecessarily so though.

Greenhouse watering in summer

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 08:05

Hi Jimbo - I had the very same situation last year. A chap at my local garden centre advised me to get a bit Blue Peter with used plastic milk cartons. once empty and washed out thoroughly you make a lid by cutting a flap around what was the base of the carton. The I drilled teeny tiny whole in the screw top lid. Plonk it screw top down in the soil, and fill with water through the flap you've made that used to be the base if the carton. The water then slowly seeps out. I managed to get it so that the water seeped out over 5 days - just long enough for a week away. I used cartons that held 4 pints. my tommies were happy as Larry when I returned. Good luck!

Clematis

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 21:12

Thanks ever so much bookertoo and Dave Morgan. I will give him a go and let you know how I get on. I emailed him for a discount code and got an immediate response, so promising.  Thanks again for responding.

Clematis

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 22:12

Hello lovely folk.  Has anyone out yonder ordered clematis from the clematis man website before and if so would you recommend? Am considering giving it a go. Thanks muchly.

 

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:27

Thanks Zoomer.  I'll give that a go.  Had a fab crop of strawberry's this year; most didn't make it to the kitchen though!

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:23

Thanks nutcutlet. 

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:21

Hee heee busy-lizzie.  Here's a quiz question I got right a few weeks ago....what was Boss Hog's dog called in the Dukes od Hazard??

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:18

Thanks fidgetbones.  

Errrmm pink and white bellis nutcutlet - sorry I don't know the name.  They look lovely but have gone very leggy very quickly.  Outdoor cyclamen - within four days of planting in a pot it went all mouldy and black.....

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:59

Hello - whilst pottering, I've been bottling up some questions.  Any help or advice is very much appreciated!

1) I bought a lovely Pulminaria (sorry if spelt incorrectly) - can i split is to make more plants?

2) I've grown some new strawberry plants from runners.  Grem them in pots in the greenhouse.  Should I plant them out now or leave them in pots until next spring?

3) Are geums part of the same plant family as cranesbill geraniums?  The leaves look very similar.

4) I took some cuttings of cat nip in small pots in the greenhouse and they have taken.  Will they die down (like mine does in the garden) in the pots and then come up again in spring?

5) Does cutting the flowers off Pieris (again sorry for the spelling!) really make the plant produce more red leaves or is it a myth?

6) Soooo many weeds in our lawn this year!  My other half reckons it's because he cut the grass too short too early - any merit in his theory? 

7) Will bellis last through winter?

8) Why have my cylamen gone mouldy really quickly?  Too much water?

Thank you please!!!!

Cold Frame

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 20:18

That looks fab!  If I was a plant I think I would be very happy in there!

Discussions started by Tootles

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Stumpy stalks.... 
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Aye up - the other half wants a go!

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Simple question alert!

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Gardener come.....

......hard working....... 
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Clematis

Has anyone ordered from clematis man website before? 
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I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Some random ones that I'd love to get advice on.. 
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Humphhhh - Sunday night blues for working gardeners.

Roll on Friday! 
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Poppy Fields

Beautiful - are they for a purpose or just because they are lovely... 
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Basic question alert - green beans!

What do I do with the tips. 
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Pesky mushrooms...

...good in a spag bol... but what about with my strawberries?  
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Kohl rabi

Is it best to grow it outside or in the greenhouse? 
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