Latest posts by Tootles

Help identifying apline plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:02

How pretty. Lovely stone wall too. 

Compost success!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:01

Thanks. I've been using compost making powder from Wilkos. I also put the odd garden worm in there (although I always feel a bit guilty about that - weird I know!)

i had four garden truggs full. Well worth doing. 

Compost success!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:25

After three years of thinking I'll never get the hang of making compost, I dug over the compost bin to discover that under the dry top layer there was rich lovely compost! What a treat! 

The compost bin doesn't get much sun; is that perhaps why it's taken so long to break down? I didn't spot any worms - I thought there would be lots in there.

I have spread it across a new bed and also into my raised veg beds with some left over to put in the greenhouse bed. 


 And the dry stuff on the top......


Trellis - neighbour says no!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:14

Hi Tandy, you could make the bed a bit higher although it would take a lot of soil. Failing that you could pop some obelisks in to grow things up. 

Watering can issue....

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 14:34

Thanks. I'll do that this arvo.

Spirit vinegar - is that the same as white wine vinegar??

Watering can issue....

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 12:32


just popped in from outside to ask if anyone has any tips on how to get rid of the green slime that builds up inside watering cans and then blocks the spout as it peels off? I cant get my hands in to scrub it off.



Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:43

Yay! Yep please do join in Korno.

Chicky and Victoria Sponge - glad yours arrived too. All looking good so far. Good consistency of quality then. 


Gardners world

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:39

I really enjoyed it. Loved the nice mix of gardening and the lovely doggies. Best 30 minutes of my week.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:36

Dug out some turf and put in three rhubarb crowns. 

Dug nice circles around the trees in the lawn. Applied chicken pellet manure and top dressed.

Dug over the raised beds.

Split some snow drops.

Beaten by the light, but can hear the birds chirping loudly. Such a lovely spring day. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 11:37

So has mine Sophie17! Exciting! What do you think of it?

Feedback then - packaging, really good. Sturdy, easy to open, soil kept moist and recyclable. Handy plastic tray inside that I will re-use in the greenhouse.


 Plant: looks very healthy. No leaf damage, good clear label, great roots poking out of the bottom. Darker in colour than I thought albeit that's an observation and not a criticism. Plenty of young growth on it.


 Other: handy nicely presented planting instructions booklet. Includes info on other plants so will be a nice little read.

I think I'll be popping mine in the greenhouse for a little while to acclimatise and allow for the frosts to pass before I plant it in the ground. 

So far so good. Not bad value for money with the discount. Very pleased!

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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

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Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

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

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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
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Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Forcing rhubarb

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

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
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Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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Compost success!

It works! 
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Watering can issue....

Any tips appreciated.... 
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