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Latest posts by Tootles

guess who's hiding in my compost bin

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:37

Eeeek! I know they are harmless, and a lovely sign of healthy wildlife.... but the thought of a snake of any kind scares the living daylights out of me!  I'm a real animal lover so would NEVER ever hurt anything but I reckon you'd hear my scream in timbooooktoo!!  Good luck GG. You are one brave chick!

Moon on the horizon

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:30

What a lovely view you gave runnybeak.

It's mahoooosive here in Nottinghamshire Too!

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What would be your perfect day.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 18:56

SD and Cagrand. - the world is a better place because of wonderful people like you. What touching kindness. Thank you from someone who loves animals too x x

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:10

Thanks. I'll definitely give them a go. 

These were only £1.50 from the local Saturday morning market. I think they'll be a regular feature from now on.

fairygirl - what a lovely thing to say...thank you!! 

Other than sweet peas, are there any other strongly scented cut flowers?

still raining!!

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:35

morning! It's absolutely piddling it down in Nottinghamshire this morning. bought these stocks yesterday and when I came down to the snug this morning the scent was amazing! listening to bbc radio notts Sunday morning gardening, cup of tea and other half making breakfast for me.... and the scent of stocks...just heavenly! Are they easy to grow?

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Well I'll be pickled!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 20:49

Eeeeh by gum, that sounds very tasty!  I found a recipe for a beetroot and chocolate cake.... I'll report back at the weekend. 

Talking of the sherbert, I wonder if there is such a thing as beetroot wine??

Dying lupin

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 21:07

Mine too! They are baby ones that I'm keeping in the greenhouse. I just thought it was too much humidity. 

thick-skinned-and-tasteless--tomatoes-that-is-not-me

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 21:05

I find that outdoor tomatoes tend to have tougher skins than greenhouse ones but outdoor ones often taste a bit better than greenhouse ones.

One thing I have learnt this year, from reading advice on this forum, is that I haven't been watering as religiously as in previous years and as a result none of my tomatoes have suffered from split skins, yippppeee!! 

A few random questions...

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:58

Evening peeps, after a day in the garden I have a few random questions if I may.  

Firstly rhubarb: it's in it's first year and I know it's not meant to be picked until it's second year. Do I just leave it to die back or will it need cutting back at some point?

Secondly, clematis: I fear I'll never get the hang of when to prune which ones! When do I prune a Passion flower one (in its first year) and an Early Sensation (again first year) and a Pamela Jackman?

Thirdly, when do I prune a climbing rose (in its first year) called a Madam Alfred Carrier?

Fourthly, when do most people dig up main crop spuds please?

Finally, our lawn is full of weeds this year. I have a tool to get them out but nine times out of ten the root snaps (quite low down in the ground though). Will the weed die or will any last bit of root just mean it'll be back?

thanks for any answers.

Hanging baskets

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:38

Hi eddie3

i know what you mean. Leggy and a bit thin now (my baskets, not me sadly!!). I gave up the ghost with mine today. Will look a bit bare for a while, but just makes for more excitement when it's time for the winter baskets. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29
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