Tootles


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Monty - just saying......

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 09:19

Yes, his hair was looking well pruned! 

Mrs Don must be giving him an extra weetabix. 

Yep, the chap with the tulips was a lovely character....he'd better give that young head gardener a wheelbarrow full of weetabix though if he's going to be digging up 10,000 bulbs! 

zinnias

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:25

I grew miniature zinnias from plugs and from seed last year. I found that they took a while to get going so needed to be patient. I also lost quite a few because the greenhouse temperature varied quite a bit. Lovely once they flowered and they kept going for a good while.

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:14

Was it just me or was Monty looking particularly 'well' on tonight's episode?! My other half has just told me I was smiling at the telly! 

Hammering in those posts, saving those ickle lambs....I was expecting a kitten rescue from a tree at any moment!

What a hero. Reminded me on one of those Athena posters from my teens!!

A particularly enjoyable episode! 

flowers that dont need direct sunlight

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:07

What a fab summer house! Looks brill!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 07:58

Ive just had an early morning peek in the greenhouse. So much activity! Seeds germinating, seedlings putting on new leaves, cuttings taking. Wish so much that I could have a day in there.

Instead I have to drive for almost 4 hours to go curling...yes, brushing ice when I'd rather be brushing my garden path. Corporate client entertaining - roll on retirement...only 20 years to go.

Sad news rip Victoria Wood

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:53

Such sad news. So young.

So upsetting that the evil C has taken another life. God I hate hate hate it. 

Place your bets....

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 07:24

Forecast to be a belter here today between Grantham and Newark....but the weekend is predicted to be right chilly.

Looks like, by the law of averages, it's going to be the end of May before anything goes out without protection then.

Place your bets....

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 20:33
Hello I'm in the East Midlands - anyone else in this neck of the woods and brave enough to start planting out? Or do you think that the dreaded frosts will be back?

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 06:24

Signed. 

i hope the BBC listens....how lovely for it go get some much demand for one of its shows.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:12

A day of dreaming about gardening. Firstly when wedged into a jam packed tube, secondly when dealing with an unreasonable client, and thirdly when dealing with a case of misconduct....all made bearable with 30 seconds of closing my eyes and imagining being wrist deep in potting compost! 

Gardening really is therapy sometimes, even if it is only the thought of it.

Discussions started by Tootles

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

Is it off?? 
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Last Post: 12/03/2017 at 16:14

Verbena Bon. question

To prune or not to prune... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2017 at 08:22

Spuds

Can I use these as seed spuds? 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:21

Joining the RHS

Is it worth it? 
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Last Post: 01/02/2017 at 18:28

Where has Monty gone?

Humppph 
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Last Post: 27/01/2017 at 19:23

Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

would love to hear your views 
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Last Post: 22/01/2017 at 15:32

Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Planning for next year 
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Last Post: 31/12/2016 at 10:15

Friday nights

Humphhhhh 
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Last Post: 21/11/2016 at 18:18

Curious - what do you think?

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

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Chomping at the bit to get started  
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Last Post: 22/03/2017 at 20:18

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
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Last Post: 02/05/2016 at 19:01

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

Common? 
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Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 17:02

Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

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

Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Last Post: 25/05/2016 at 13:01

Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 10:45
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