Latest posts by Tootles

iPad freezing

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 20:41

Mine is freezing too. 

Really spoiling the use of the site. 

Agree that the ads are a pain. They take up so much of the screen.

Hope it can be sorted

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 20:22

Thanks ever so much for the Orlaya seeds which arrived today Gardenmaiden.  So very kind of you. Can't wait to get going with them! 

pet companions

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 20:14

Wishing Bracken well Logan. X X 

pet companions

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 20:43

Ah thank you. He is certainly in charge here.... and we wouldn't have it any other way! 

pet companions

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 17:12

We'd love to get a dog but with both of us at work all day we don't think it would be fair. Also, our kitty (Sydney) would probably have something to say about it!!

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 17:00

Jenny your kitties look adorable (and mischievous)! Beautiful markings.

I few years ago I bought some clematis from a website called 'The Clematis Man'.  They were really good value and very healthy.  There was a thread on it somewhere (2014 so a while back).

Im going to try and kerb my spending this year.....but I've already got a wish list and aspirations to widen my borders!!

Like you say though, life is short so live it up in whatever way makes you happy. 

Ooooh, do get a kitty from Cats Protection league. Our Sydney was 8 yrs old when we got him and he is just adorable. 

Gardening on the radio

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 16:21

I'm a huge fan of Radio Nottingham's gardening show on a Sunday morning from 9am until 10am. Hosted by John Holmes.  One of three experts is on and people phone in with questions.  Experts are John Stirland (always has a giggle), Martin Fish and Stewart Dixon. 

My other half wrote in a year ago and proposed to me on the show!  It was quite a surprise! So I am a tad bias, but I think it's the best show in town!!

Roses for Rose Arch

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 17:31

Ah thanks folks. I feed mine with chicken manure pellets and also rose food. It does tend to get a little black spot on the leaves. I've been advised to spray it in early spring to prevent it.

Im pretty ruthless on pruning but it's done it no harm so far. 

pet companions

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 23:09

Leadfarmer - those cuties look like some of the rescues from East Midlands Lab Rescue (team Edward). Is that the charity that your wife helps with by any chance?

Floss looks like such a character!


Posted: 22/01/2017 at 22:22

Sounds like the Rylands v Fletcher principle should come into play, especially if you can prove nuisance. 

The cheek of some people is astonishing. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Where in the UK is beautiful for a little holiday home

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Corydalis - as per Monty last night

Where to purchase  
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Just in case anyone from the BBC reads...

A plea... 
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Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

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Harvested anything yet?

Broad beans 
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Is it safe to plant out runner beans started in the greenhouse?

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Is this just a massive weed?

Helping a pal 
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Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

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Should I use compost - very odd sour smell...

Is it off?? 
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Verbena Bon. question

To prune or not to prune... 
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Can I use these as seed spuds? 
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Joining the RHS

Is it worth it? 
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Where has Monty gone?

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Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

would love to hear your views 
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Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Planning for next year 
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