Tootles


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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 00:29

Hi everyone, I've not been on the forum for quite some time (new format just wasn't for me despite trying). Just logged in out of curiosity (and a bit of insomnia!) to find a message from Nora dated August asking me to start a new version of this thread as the last one is too long I'm told. So here it is. 

Hope all of the old posters are well (I wonder if many other posters drifted away?) and that new posters are having fun on the forum. 

Watering and harvesting for me today. Hoping for a nice day pottering tomorrow.

Here's a link back to the previous thread:
http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/anyone-done-any-gardening-today---version-2/915541.html 

Labrador rescues

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 20:04

Lead, and everyone else that does such amazing work with animals, THANK YOU!  Your dedication and generosity is amazing and this crazy world is a better place because of people like you. 


I get far too emotional about animals to be able to help physically so I donate money and food where I can.  All of our pets have been rescues and every single one has given so much more than we could ever recipricate. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 21:16

So sorry to read your news Busy. Animals know when they are loved and I have no doubt whatsoever that your horse and friend had a fabulous life with you. Lots of love and hope that you get comfort from wonderful happy memories x

What do you have in a cold frame currently ?

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:24

Mine are both empty and put away until next year now.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:22

I got locked into a bathroom once.  The girls I was living with got a fireman from the fire station (conveniently across the road and had nothing to do with our choice of location - honest!!) to rescue me. Felt like such a plonker!


No gardening today but a wonderful sense of being really lucky to have this hobby as I looked out on to flowers twinkling in the rain this evening. Just lovely. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 21:30

We could really do with some rain in Notts. The ground is really dry and the water butts are too!

What is your weather like?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 23:22

Not a single sniff of the great outdoors today other than going to work on the 7am train and back again by 9.30 pm.  Lunch was a Twix! Shameful!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 23:20

Hi Busy - how did you have your broad beans? I've got some coming but no idea if they are ready to pick or how to prepare them....


do you boil them?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:10

Just got into bed. Full day gardening. The borders are now chocker block. 


Put together a rather over the top structure with canes in the greenhouse for my tomatoes and cucumbers based on Monty's advice on Friday night. 


Lots of plants left over. Friends and family will be getting deliveries!

Dahlias stopped growing!

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:02

Just enough so that they don't completely  dry out. Mine are in full sun so I give them a drink every two to three days now and then when it gets hot I try to water them most evenings. 


When they do flower remember to dead head the flowers once the petals have come off. Do this a lot as this will get them to keep flowering throughout the summer. 


Good luck with them. So pretty and well worth growing. 

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