Latest posts by Tootles

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. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 22:00

Ah thanks Loana. I treated myself to the heated prop a couple of years ago and it's brill! Everything germinates so quickly - the hardest part is keeping up!

i have broad beans on the go too. They are in the cold greenhouse and we're all bent over and frozen this morning. I'm hoping they will be ok when they thaw out!

i agree - role on retirement! It'll be quite a few years for me yet unless I win the lottery!

Roses for Rose Arch

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 17:12

Hi Sandra100

Here is Madame Alfred Carriere which I planted in early 2015. The first photo is in June 2015 and the following photo was taken in June 2016 so you can see how quickly it grew. It is meant to be a white rose but the true colour is a sort of pale cream with a hint of pale pink / yellow. It is highly scented and easy to train. I really love it as it flowers on and on. 

Hope you find the right rose for you. 

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