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Latest posts by Tootles

water butt tap not working

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 18:42

I'm still getting over 'butt water' !!

water butt tap not working

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 04:25

Really helpful Birdy13. I love your pictures. Thank you!

Coffee granules

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 04:16

Another thread said coffee was good for acid loving plants. I think I'd be a bit nervous of using it on mine as they are in pots. It would seem a bit intense to me.  So I've been bunging it in the raised beds and digging it in.

Favorite apple

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 04:13

I've got a Cox's Orange Pippin, purchased 3 years ago as a large specimen....and ive had 2 apples from it! Last year we planted a James Grieve near by, and that hasn't done too well either. I went back to the garden centre, and the advice was to be patient.  There is a huge ancient old Apple tree in the field next to our garden so we didn't think that pollination would be an issue.  Would love to know if there is anything we can do to encourage more fruit.....as patience for 4 years is stretching it for me!

Great looking secateurs

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 05:58

Perfect for me then!  I think I'll need 2 pairs!

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 05:59

The book on the left.... These are both Readers Digest Garden, Plant and Flower Encyclopedias, but the one on the left is borrowed from my mum and is the 1972 revision. It's spine is to pot, it has dirty marks where it's been well thumbed and is looking a bit tatty...and I love it. It's been my mums garden bible for longer than I've been on the planet! 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/66284.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:21

Oooh just remembered. A helpful soul on here told me about a candle to burn in the greenhouse after it's been cleaned that kills germs. Have seen them in the garden centre. The name escapes me. Am sure someone will know though....

Climber for an Arch

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:18

I've gone for a white scented climbing rose called Madam Alfred Carrier and its boooootiful.

Tomatoes and cucumbers

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:14

Me too Fruitcake. Mine grow in the greenhouse happily side by side. 

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:11

Infuse hot soapy water with a splash of bleach. I also use a steam cleaner to get into the nooks and crannies. 

Hate it when the water dribbles down the sleeves!!

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Happy Easter - know your bunnies

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Did anyone else manage to get some....? 
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What do you think? 
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But lovely all the same... 
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Lucky me! 
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Woops!

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The sun has got his hat on....

HAPPY! 
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I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Is Unwins any good? 
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