Tootles


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Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:46

How many cats so you have Jean? I love the ninja photo. I have a soft spot for grey coats as my first cat was grey. Very handsome. 

Trixie looks adorable! Plus your garden looks very very tidy Tim!

 

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:40

Mike, you are integral to this forum! It is essential that you keep posting! I love your advice. I also like your narrative structure. In fact, you are a tip top perfick poster so please keep sharing with the folk on here. This forum is lucky to have someone with your depth of knowledge and experience. 

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:09

That takes me back to wonderful childhood days Tray14! Best eaten whilst looking for the next stalk to pull!

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:43

A fat blob of double cream for me Orchid! Freshly whipped! Extra thick layer of crumble too, especially when it's rock hard! My favourite!

Companion planting

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:41

Yum. I love beans. The summary on them says they don't thrive with onions though, but are especially good with sweet corn. It says bean plants give lots of nitrogen to the soil. It also says broad beans help deter a fly that goes for gooseberries. French beans give an earlier crop when planted with strawberries.

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:29

Love this thread! What stylish kitties we have! Our four legged feline friends give such joy to so many, especially in the garden. Here is my best pal, Mr Pete. He has a purr like a tractor and is my constant companion. Big hip hip hooray for cat loving gardeners!!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42837.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Companion planting

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:10

Hi Madeleine, Orchid, my mum bought me this lovely book in 1999. It's full if lovely drawn pictures and lots of useful and practical advice. I have taken a photo of the veg patch companion planting page. Can you see it enough to read? May have to magnify if you can on your PC. If not, let me any particular veggies you are planting and I'll see if they are listed with god and bad companions. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42832.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42833.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 13:07

Thanks welshonion. None of the many listed ones seem to be near us. Have called eight places now and no one seems to stock it.  Looks like it'll be an online puchase.

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:38

how long did it take to train yours Dove? mine is pretty stubborn at times but I see it as a challenge! A bit like horse whispering!  let's call it 'man-whispering' !!

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:34

What a cutie Michael! That puddy cat looks very comfy! I have a kitty and a clematis and have not had any problems. Would suggest planting it away from any long grass that your cat might consume for digestion in case said cat takes a mouthful in error. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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What do you do with garlic?

Do you dry it out? 
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