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Latest posts by Tootles

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 05:59

The book on the left.... These are both Readers Digest Garden, Plant and Flower Encyclopedias, but the one on the left is borrowed from my mum and is the 1972 revision. It's spine is to pot, it has dirty marks where it's been well thumbed and is looking a bit tatty...and I love it. It's been my mums garden bible for longer than I've been on the planet! 

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Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:21

Oooh just remembered. A helpful soul on here told me about a candle to burn in the greenhouse after it's been cleaned that kills germs. Have seen them in the garden centre. The name escapes me. Am sure someone will know though....

Climber for an Arch

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:18

I've gone for a white scented climbing rose called Madam Alfred Carrier and its boooootiful.

Tomatoes and cucumbers

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:14

Me too Fruitcake. Mine grow in the greenhouse happily side by side. 

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:11

Infuse hot soapy water with a splash of bleach. I also use a steam cleaner to get into the nooks and crannies. 

Hate it when the water dribbles down the sleeves!!

I wish someone would invent....

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:53

Thanks Buttercup and Edd!

 

I wish someone would invent....

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:53

...gardening gloves that are thin enough to feel what you're doing, but with some sort of protective rubber (or some such material) that protects my finger nails.

I love a good dig but not so keen when my nails have that dirty stain around the edges. I have to point at plans a lot in meetings and it makes me cringe! I hate painting my nails too so no way to hide it.

I could always give up work I guess?! 

Hello

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:03

Thanks! Yep, the cap lock on my iPad doesn't stay down so much easier!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:00

Fantastic. Will you share your progress? The more the merrier! 

How lovely to be planting for your wedding CharlieBot. No pressure then?! Are you going for a colour theme?

Hello

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 07:57

Ahhh thanks DFA! I'll get the hang of it one day! 

 

Discussions started by Tootles

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Big cut... 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 10:51

Stealing or foraging?

What do you think? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2015 at 07:53

Pricey blooms on St Valentine's day

But lovely all the same... 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 11:46

Realised bed surprise!

Lucky me! 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 17:23

Woops!

How did they get there... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 15:27

The sun has got his hat on....

HAPPY! 
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Last Post: 10/03/2015 at 22:20

I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 21:49

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 15:22

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 10:02

Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 22:55

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Is Unwins any good? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 00:48

Windy - get your pots secure...

Smashed 
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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 16:46

Gardening clobber...

Faithful favourites.... 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 20:38

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

About to get wildlife habitat amongst other things destroyed.... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 19:57

SNOW!!!

Oh the weather outside is frightful..... 
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