Latest posts by Tootles

Seeds are up!

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 17:28

Don't think I'll ever tire of the enjoyment of seeing seeds germinate. It's fab!

Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 10:20

I really enjoyed this weeks GW. I think that the content is much better these days. It's relevant, fun and interesting. 

The woofs are brilliant too. 

A pleasure to watch.

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:55

The more I look up the kind suggestions the more I'm looking forwards to having a go at these! Are they best grown from seed or is it better to buy plants? 

Loving the hordeum.

Ive over googled and can't remember what this one is, but it's lovely ....and just what I'm after....


 The Red Baron - will plants easily grow in front of it as I like the idea of it as a backdrop.....


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:33

Put the chicken wire up to dog proof the garden. Really pleased with it as can't really see it from the house. Just in time as an English bull terrier was let off its lead by another irresponsible owner only for a small Scottie dog to get chased and bitten. Tears and a very heated argument followed. Hoping the council will put some signs up soon before anyone else gets hurt. 

Cost effective moss killer

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 07:59

For value you can't beat wilko's. 

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:47

I can feel a new bed being dug out! 

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:38

Top four for me are pennisetum 



 And calamagrostis 

 Might have to have one of each (greedy gut)!

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:16

Thanks so much for the recommendations. Lots of research for me to do. They all sound lovely. 

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 15:29

im looking for something around knee to waist height.  I have the fear that a grass may look messy and out of control hence wanting one that is ornamental and not too wild looking.


Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:57


i want to have a go an some ornamental grass. Not pampas grass though; a friend told me that they were a secret sign in front gardens for 'swingers parties' in the 1970s which has put me right off! Wonder if that's true?!

Anyhow, I was looking at Briza Maxima as I saw a close up photo and it looked very pretty, but when I googled it, the plants looks a bit messy. Has anyone got any ideas for a pretty grass that's manageable and makes a swishy noise in the breeze?! Thanks

Discussions started by Tootles

Friday nights

Replies: 18    Views: 651
Last Post: 21/11/2016 at 18:18

Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
Replies: 11    Views: 377
Last Post: 01/11/2016 at 08:54

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Chomping at the bit to get started  
Replies: 513    Views: 25409
Last Post: Yesterday at 18:14

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
Replies: 16    Views: 1014
Last Post: 02/05/2016 at 19:01

Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

Replies: 6    Views: 621
Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 17:02

Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
Replies: 17    Views: 1115
Last Post: 28/04/2016 at 12:06

Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
Replies: 83    Views: 5052
Last Post: 25/05/2016 at 13:01

Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
Replies: 22    Views: 950
Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 10:45

Forcing rhubarb

Replies: 7    Views: 374
Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 19:49

Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

...and how do I sow them please? 
Replies: 6    Views: 540
Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 20:42

Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
Replies: 5    Views: 450
Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 16:35

Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
Replies: 12    Views: 849
Last Post: 05/04/2016 at 08:35

Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
Replies: 0    Views: 271
Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 08:10

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
Replies: 36    Views: 1355
Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 22:41

Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
Replies: 34    Views: 1526
Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 08:04
1 to 15 of 140 threads